Chicken Cacciatore is a classic winter comfort meal. Cacciatore means hunter, so this stew is "in the style of the hunter" and includes peppers, tomatoes and herbs. Why hunter means peppers, tomatoes and herbs is beyond me, but that's the tradition!
Chicken, Paleo Friendly, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4to 6
1whole chickencut into 8 pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1onioncut into large chunks
1red bell peppercut into large dice
1green bell peppercut into large dice
8ouncesmushroomssliced ½-inch thick
128-ounce can diced tomatoes
1tablespoonchopped fresh parsley
fresh parsley leavesfor garnish
Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
Season the chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off any excess. Add the olive oil to the cooker and brown the chicken on all sides in batches. Removed the browned chicken and set aside.
Add the onion and garlic to the cooker and sauté until the onion just starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, thyme and bay leaf. Deglaze with white wine and let it come to a boil. Add the peppers, sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and chicken stock and stir. Cover and lock the lid in place.
Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Skim off any grease that rises to the top of the sauce.
Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a platter with a slotted spoon and tent loosely with foil to keep warm. Use the BROWN setting on the cooker to bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fresh chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper.
Serve the chicken and sauce over noodles or rice, spooning the sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves and serve.
Chicken Cacciatore - Pressure Cooker Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Vitamin A 1635IU33%
Vitamin C 81.3mg99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.