Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Filled with yummy Mediterranean flavors like tomatoes, oregano, and Kalamata olives, Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a delicious and practically hands-off supper option! Serve over polenta, rice or mashed potatoes. 

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe has been on repeat in our house the last couple of weeks. I love it so much!

My stove top Low FODMAP Chicken Cacciatore is one the most popular recipes on FUN WITHOUT FODMAPS. So when I invested in an Instant Pot earlier this year, I knew I had to make a pressure cooker version.

This Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore has all of the same flavors as the original but is made a little more hands-off with the help of the ever-wonderful Instant Pot.

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Serving Suggestions:

I suggest serving this cacciatore over Low FODMAP Creamy Polenta, mashed potatoes (great for Whole30 folks), or rice. My personal favorite is over polenta. This is a relatively new-to-me side dish, but I think it tastes amazing. It can also be made in the Instant Pot!!

Typically, I’ll just serve the cacciatore over a starchy side dish, like the polenta, potatoes or rice, and call it a meal. However, you could also serve this with a different low FODMAP vegetable side. I think steamed green beans or broccoli would go nicely with this dish.

  • Green Beans:  A low FODMAP serving is 15 beans or 75 grams
  • Broccoli: A low FODMAP serving is ¾ cup or 75 grams
Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Serve this with a piece of dark chocolate and/or my go-to “dessert” of low FODMAP berries, if you’re craving something sweet. Some options include:

  • Dark Chocolate: A low FODMAP serving is 5 squares or 30 grams
  • Raspberries: A low FODMAP serving is 30 berries or 60 grams
  • Blueberries: A low FODMAP serving is ¼ cup heaped or 40 grams
  • Strawberries: No FODMAPs were detected in this food.
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Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore


  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian American

Description

Filled with yummy Mediterranean flavors like tomatoes, oregano, and Kalamata olives, Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a delicious and practically hands-off supper option! Serve over polenta, rice or mashed potatoes.


Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1.25 lb. chicken thighs
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into ½-inch rounds
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • ⅓ cup kalamata olive halves
  • Fresh basil chiffonade or chopped Italian parsley, to garnish
  • Cooked rice, polenta or baked potato, for serving

Instructions

  1. Select the “Saute” setting on the Instant Pot. Once hot, add oil and chicken. Saute the chicken for 1-2 minute per side.
  2. Cancel the “Saute” setting. Add carrot, bell pepper, tomatoes, and oregano. Place lid on top of Instant Pot and secure. Set vent to “Sealing”.
  3. Select the “Meat” setting on the Instant Pot. Adjust the time to 20 minutes on “High Pressure” and cook. After cooking, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes. Carefully switch the vent to “Venting” to release any remaining pressure. Remove lid.
  4. Stir in capers and kalamata olives. Serve warm over rice, polenta or baked potato and top with basil or parsley.

Notes

Canned Tomato:  A low FODMAP serving is ⅕ can or 92 grams. Larger servings of canned tomatoes may be tolerated, however, a 115-gram serving contains moderate (yellow) amounts of excess fructose. One ⅕ serving of this recipe contains 82 grams of canned tomatoes (green serving). One ¼ serving of this recipe contains 102 grams of canned tomatoes (between a green and yellow serving).

No Instant Pot? No problem! Try my stove-top Low FODMAP Chicken Cacciatore.

Keywords: Pressure cooker, gluten-free, dairy-free

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I'm a foodie and dietitian living with IBS who loves creating easy and delicious low FODMAP recipes for you (and me)! I've been trained on the use of the low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University and create my recipes based on their (green) low FODMAP serving sizes.

17 Comments

  1. Are there other vegetables that could substitute for the bell pepper? I’m cooking for a rather picky eater and and other vegetable options and how it affects cooking this meal would be greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Hi Marianne, I haven’t tried a different vegetable, but have several ideas to consider. They include: 1) making the recipe without bell pepper 2) making the recipe without bell pepper and doubling the carrots or 3) replacing the bell pepper with some fresh green beans that are trimmed and chopped into bite-sized pieces. To help keep this dish low in FODMAPs, I would suggest no more than 30 green beans or 150 grams. As I said, I haven’t tried any of these modifications, but I don’t believe they should really affect the cooking time. Hope that helps. Let us know it goes! 🙂

  2. Looking forward to making this delicious – looking recipe. I did have one concern: For me, a pack of 4 chicken thighs is closer to 2 pounds than 1. How significantly would using 4 chicken thighs mess up the recipe? Doing this recipe with less just doesn’t seem worth it. Thanks!

    1. Great question, Bryce! It shouldn’t be a problem to use a larger amount of chicken. There might just be a little less liquid at the end.

  3. This was absolutely delicious and I only had plain olive oil! I served this with a side of green string beans. My husband also said it was delicious! Thank you

  4. This recipe looks amazing. Would love to try but i don’t own an instant pot???? Can this recipe work with a slow cooker as well? Thanks so much.

  5. So good!! Made this tonight and we all loved it. So glad I found your website. It is really making the transition into this new diet easier and I am finally feeling better after years of IBS pain.

    1. Thank YOU, Kellie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help make your IBS/low FODMAP journey a little bit easier. 🙂

    1. Hi Trish! Great question! As long as you add the liquid from the canned tomatoes, no water or broth is needed. 🙂 I’ve tested this recipe a handful of times, with and without added liquid, and find that there ends up being plenty of liquid with the recipe as written.

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