30-Minute Pressure-Cooker Cacciatore Chicken
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min

Using fresh, not frozen, chicken? Make this pressure-cooker cacciatore chicken recipe the same way, but cut down the pressure-cooking time to 10 minutes.


  • cup salt-free chicken stock
  • teaspoon salt (withhold if using salted stock)
  • bay leaf
  • 6 to 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks (1 1/2 to 2 pounds, fresh or frozen), or a mix of drumsticks and thighs
  • medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • (28-ounce) can whole stewed tomatoes in purée
  • 1/2 cup black olives (about 2.5 ounces), pitted


1Preheat the pressure cooker (by pressing brown/sauté mode).

2Add chicken stock, salt, and bay leaf and mix well. Then, in the following order, add chicken, onion, garlic powder, oregano, and tomatoes.

3Close the lid and pressure-cook for 15 minutes at high pressure. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with slow normal release: Open the valve on the lid slowly, or if the valve only opens at full throttle, in small bursts.

4Remove the lid, tilting it away from you. Mix the contents well, remove, and discard the bay leaf. If the meat isn’t almost falling off the bones (it should be), take the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is at least 165°F.

5Using a slotted spoon, arrange the chicken and tomatoes on a deep serving dish. Drizzle with cooking liquid and sprinkle with black olives before serving.

6Reduce the cooking liquid and serve over chicken and cooked pasta.

Source: https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-30-minute-cacciatore-chicken-228718


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