Yummy Gluten-Free & Easy Chicken Cacciatore!

Did you know “Cacciatore” means “Hunter” in Italian?…In cuisine, “alla cacciatora” refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, herbs, tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine…

In my family, Chicken Cacciatore is a favorite dish, so I wanted to craft a delicious, healthy recipe and use my new toy, The Instant Pot, to enhance the flavors! …This is a perfect hearty, winter-dish to keep you full, satisfied and to feed that hunter within, to take on 2019 full-force! 🙂

(And Yes- It’s: #GlutenFree #DairyFree #SoyFree #DELISH)

Note: The below recipe can be modified using a regular pot… “The Instant Pot” is a just a great way to get a lot of flavor in a short amount of time (You can check my recent review on cooking with the Instant Pot: HERE).


  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pack (5-7 chicken breasts)
  • 1 diced bell pepper (I prefer red, as it’s sweeter)
  • 1 cup kale or spinach (great way to sneak in the greens)!
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried basil
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sugar-free / low-sugar diced tomatoes


  • Gluten-Free Pasta OR if wanting to make this dish carb-free, opt for sautéed or roasted veggies (as shown above- Add veggies to baking tray, with coconut oil/olive oil and sprinkle with herbs/salt to flavor- Bake until golden brown)…. Extra greens will add more heartiness to the dish!
  • Fresh parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and/or basil for toppings


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and melt the oil and garlic. Add the chicken and sauté until the outside is browned. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. Sauté pepper, basil, onion, parsley, salt, black pepper, mushrooms, greens and tomatoes together in the Instant Pot. Pour 1/2 cup of filtered water, then return the chicken to the pot on top of the other ingredients.
  3. Close the lid, set the pressure release to Sealing, and hit Cancel to stop the current program. Select Manual/Pressure Cook, set the Instant Pot to 18 minutes on high pressure and let it cook.
  4. Immediately upon cooking, carefully switch the pressure release to Venting. Open the Instant Pot, serve (over pasta with toppings) and ENJOY!

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