Chicken Cacciatore
By :Instant Flat Belly Cookbook by Patricia Gilroy
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Votes: 44
Rating: 4.27
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 carrot cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 stick celery cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes 1/2 can
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 8 Black Olives
  • 1 slice sprouted whole-grain bread
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 carrot cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 stick celery cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes 1/2 can
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 8 Black Olives
  • 1 slice sprouted whole-grain bread
Votes: 44
Rating: 4.27
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Instructions
  1. Turn the Instant Pot® on. Choose the Sauté program and the More setting.
  2. While the Instant Pot® is heating, coat the chicken with the flour, black pepper, salt and Italian seasoning.
  3. When the Instant Pot® is hot, add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Heat for 20 seconds, then add the chicken breast. Cook for about 3 minutes on either side or until it begins to brown. Remove the chicken.
  4. Add the remaining olive oil, carrot, and celery and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add the vinegar and stir well, incorporating any food that has stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Turn the Sauté program off. Return the chicken to the pot and pour in the tomatoes and water. Add the olives.
  6. Close the lid and the vent. Select the meat and Stew program and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve in a bowl along with bread for dipping into the sauce.
48 replies
  1. sfkevin
    sfkevin says:

    Very easy recipe. It was my first time using the I.P. and it turned out great. I was told to leave the cover on for 3to 4 minutes after releasing the steam. The breast was very juicy.

  2. HOOVER
    HOOVER says:

    Wasn’t my Italian Mom’s Cacciatore..i can fix that..questioning what happened in meat/stew setting…got soup not cacci….was first I.P.

  3. Cindy Murillo
    Cindy Murillo says:

    I changed ingredients to have a more savory flavor, but used basically the framework if the reciie here. I also increased pressure cooking time. Cooked it as instructed on Venting; which I think is a mistake. It still turned out good, but suggest the following changes:

    1. Use legs and thighs bone in with skin nstead of boneless, skinless breast.
    2. Cook on sealed pressure setting and Increase time to 15 minutes. Vent naturally.

  4. 1czubart
    1czubart says:

    Good and easy recipe…add chicken broth in place of water and capers. Complimentary to the veggies and tomatoes!

  5. Vivianricci02@gmail.com
    Vivianricci02@gmail.com says:

    This was my first chicken stew in my new Instant Pot 3 Qrt. Good recipe! Here are my notes for next time:
    Added half an onion.
    Substituted wine for half the water.
    Added about a teaspoon of cornstarch in slurry at the end and cooked sauce (with chicken removed) on high saute until thicker.
    Needs a little more salt.
    Added a few extra Greek olives.
    May want to add a little bit of red pepper flakes.
    Served over polenta.

  6. Rakheesk
    Rakheesk says:

    Delicious! I didn’t use celery but used onion and added some red chili powder to give some more flavor.
    I should have used a bit more flour when coating the chicken but its noted for next time.

  7. shannymoe
    shannymoe says:

    I am sorry but this recipe was awful. I hate to give a poor review like this but the consistency of the meal was terrible and tasted bland.

  8. Kmommens
    Kmommens says:

    Needs more flavor im suggesting instead of 1 cup of water do chicken broth and do not add anymore salt just at table if wanted

  9. ccshodges
    ccshodges says:

    First time making using meat/stew. My kids liked it, but they said chicken was almost a little dry. I think since this is my 3rd time using IP that maybe i sautéed chicken too long. I wanted to make sure it was done. Also I didn’t have any balsamic vinegar so I substituted it for a red wine. I also used the full can of tomatoes. Otherwise i agree it wouldn’t have had enough sauce. Both 8yr old boys said they would eat this again! Ps- i always extra season including garlic. I threw 2 cloves in

  10. Jamesb1502
    Jamesb1502 says:

    Too much liquid, was thinking of halving the water at least. Also needed thickening with cornstarch.

    I guess adding most types of veg would work just to mix it up a bit.

    This was the first receipe ive made with my new Duo, the family enjoyed it, especially as the chicken was so soft it shredded.

  11. Carissaannesmith
    Carissaannesmith says:

    None of my family ate much, but thats not surprising… they don’t like most healthy things.. I liked it alright. It needed more spices, imo. Used baby carrots and they worked well. I loved that i had most of the ingredients wothout having to make an extra shopping trip.

  12. shannymoe
    shannymoe says:

    Terrible – consistency of soup and terrible taste. We actually couldn’t even eat it. The only “fail” with our IP so far, most recipes are delicious!

  13. Margaret arangio
    Margaret arangio says:

    Recipe was eadyvto follow. I used 1/2 chicken instead, cut uo into 6 pieces. Added yellow and red bell peppers abd cremini mushrooms. Did cut back a bit on the tomatoes.
    Everyone loved it. Have already shared with others.

  14. Mary Ann Jacobs
    Mary Ann Jacobs says:

    Wow..this recipe was amazing. Just received an Instant Pot and decided to try the Cacciatore recipe. It was delicious and easy. Still on the front side of the learning curve….but this one is a keeper.

  15. ONeill
    ONeill says:

    Quick and easy. This recipe would make a great soup base.
    Adding cabbage would really make this dish delish

  16. Jeanlvn
    Jeanlvn says:

    Delicious. Used half frozen chicken breasts, adden onion to the celety and carrots. Would definitely make again. Going to serve over some spaghetti squash.

  17. Cecelia
    Cecelia says:

    Great recipe for the most part. Changed it by adding capers, kalamata olives and mushrooms. Used white wine balsamic and doubled it and substituted chicken broth for water. Cooked as suggested. Chicken was tender and perfect. Sauce was very thin but added 2tbls of corn starch immediately after removing lid which thickened it up almost instantly. My best Caccatori yet!

  18. Cathy Q
    Cathy Q says:

    I am a newbie and this is the 2nd time i have made this. Delicious! Doubled it both times and used apple juice instead of water. Yummm!

  19. Reigenbrode
    Reigenbrode says:

    Easy to make, but needed a but more flavor. Next time, I think I would add a bit more salt and garlic.

  20. Skichick
    Skichick says:

    The recipe was for one chicken breast so I doubled it to make two chicken breasts. The sauce was way too watery and it needed more salt and spices. I added mushrooms and capers which helped a little.

  21. Mduncan89
    Mduncan89 says:

    Wow! This was so easy and Delicious. Instead of having it with bread I poured it over steamed cauliflower and made a low-carb dinner. Very good recipe.

  22. JenK7
    JenK7 says:

    This is the first recipe I made from this app. I increased it from one serving to four and it called for FOUR cans of water and two cans of tomatoes. I decreased to one can tomatoes and 1 1/2 cans of water. It still was like soup. It also needed more seasoning. If I make it again I will decrease to 1/2 can of water (or even no added water as there is plenty of liquid in the can of tomatoes). Also do a natural release.

  23. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Jen67,

    The app will automatically increase each ingredient when serving size increases. Since the recipe is for one chicken breast and has lots of of juices, you could most likely add in additional Chicken Breast without needing to increase all of the other ingredients.

    Keep in mind there must be a thin water like liquid that will generate steam. If the liquid is too thick, contains cream or lots of sugar then it can still burn.

  24. aparsons63
    aparsons63 says:

    This is great recipe. First time i did 2 breast for 12min, perfect! These were Costco organic frozen boneless, BIG!
    Others have commented that its a little watery, i agree.
    Also, next time, I won’t add my vegies back in, a little iver cooked for my taste.
    But overall…. very good, very easy!

  25. Ronaldwmcole@sbcglobal.net
    Ronaldwmcole@sbcglobal.net says:

    I see this recipe only calls for 1 chicken breast. I love our big 8 qt pot, so we can eat for a few days without cooking. Anyway, the first time I cooked chicken breasts for about 15 mins or so, following the recipe. While the chicken was cooked well enough to eat, it was rubbery and a bit chewy. The last two times, I have cooked on HP for 30 mins and had tender juicy chicken cooked to perfection! So don’t think 10-15 mins is enough! It’s NOT!

  26. Frump
    Frump says:

    Hi, unfortunatejy I’m the only one that cooks in my house, and I’m not great. I made this recipe, but tried to do it as 5 servings and it was too watery, and sort of flavorless frim what my kids told me. Where could i make adjustmendts to this? Personally i enjoyed it, but again it was watery. Should I cut back on the water or the diced tomatoes? I followed the instructions as far as I know. Help please!

  27. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Frump,

    Yes you would adjust some of the ingredients but there must be at least 1.25 cups of liquid.

    Our app lets you adjust the serving size and automatically adjusts the ingredient amount needed.

    Just keep in mind when reducing the recipe ensure there is at least 1.25 cups of liquid. You may have to use saute to reduce the liquid at the end of pressure cooking

  28. Frump
    Frump says:

    When I used the recipe for a serving of five is said use 2 1/2 cups of water that’s what I did so you’re saying I should have use less water?

  29. Frump
    Frump says:

    There is a lot of chicken and veggies left, plus all the liquid. What could I do to save this dish?

  30. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Frump,

    The best way, but it will take a little work, is to remove the veggies and chicken and place into a separate dish. Then reduce the liquid using saute until the liquid is reduced enough and taste is too your preference. The flavor should concentrate after reduction. Add everything back in to re coat in the reduce liquid.

  31. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Frump,

    That was my mistake and I provided the incorrect information as this recipe is an exception.

    With most recipes the serving when altered should reflect the same recipe but with a lower or higher servings amount…

    This recipe is the exception as it originally is for one person but the amount of liquid you could make multiple servings by only needing to add more chicken and maybe a little more veggies.

  32. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Everyone is a cook.

    Even the greatest chefs started somewhere.

    We are glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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