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Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore 1

Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore with Zucchini Noodles

A Whole30 compatible take on an Italian classic, our version of cacciatore is the perfect weeknight meal.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2¼ pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 14.5–ounce can Whole30-compatible diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ cup Whole30-compatible chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Whole30-compatible tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 10.7-ounce package zucchini noodles or 2 small zucchini, spiralized
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional


  • SEASON the chicken with the oregano, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper. Add the coconut oil to a 6-quart Instant Pot. Select Sauté and adjust to Normal/Medium. When the oil is hot, add half of the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Select Cancel. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • ADD the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, garlic, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt to the pot. Add the chicken. Lock the lid in place.
  • SELECT Manual and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Use quick release.
  • TRANSFER the chicken to a plate; cover to keep warm. Select Sauté and adjust to Normal/Medium. When the sauce is simmering, add the zucchini noodles. Cook, stirring frequently until the sauce is thickened and the zucchini is crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Select Cancel. Serve, topped with parsley if desired.
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