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15-Minute Chicken Cacciatore

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15-Minute Chicken Cacciatore
15 Min

If you've only got 15 minutes to make dinner, then you're going to love this pressure cooker recipe for 15-Minute Chicken Cacciatore. This is a fast and flavor-packed version of a classic Italian dish. Your family is going to devour it!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

What to Do

  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place in a 5-quart or larger pressure cooker. Add remaining ingredients over chicken in order listed, including remaining salt and pepper. Do not stir.
  2. Securely lock lid and over high heat, bring to full pressure; reduce just enough to maintain pressure 12 minutes. Perform a quick release. Remove lid, stir, and serve chicken topped with sauce.


  • We like to top this with some slivered basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese before serving. 

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No one likes mushrooms in my family, what could i replace them with?

Dear Test Kitchen Team, If I wanted to cook this in a slow cooker and add white wine to it how much would I add and at what point of the cooking time would I add it in?? Also, boneless breasts would not work with this, you need to use bone-in chicken only correct?

Hello! Yes chicken cacciatore can be cooked in slow cooker with 1/3 cup white wine added with all other ingredients. Boneless chicken breasts would work in this recipe, just need to cut down on cooking time and the chicken might be alittle drier then using bone-in chicken. Bone-in chicken on high will cook 3 to 4 hours or on low 7 to 9 hours. Boneless chicken breasts will cook on high 2 to 2 1/2 hours or on low 4 to 5 hours.

Made half the recipe for my husband and I. It was delicious and easy to prepare

Great. To much for small one. Cut in half for two.

I don't have a pressure cooker and was wondering if I could use the same recipe in a slow cooker? If so how long and would it not be better to stir the ingredients before pouring over the chicken? Thanks

Hi there! You can cook this in a slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours--or until no pink remains in the chicken! Enjoy! :)


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