Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas


Discover the irresistible flavors of these Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas, an easy weeknight meal that’s bound to captivate your taste buds. Crafting the perfect fajitas in the Instant Pot required several trials, ensuring the peppers retained their delicate texture without resulting in an overly soupy mixture.

Tips Perfection:

Creating the ideal Instant Pot fajitas demanded experimentation. I explored pot-in-pot methods and experimented with liquid proportions, striving for a balanced blend of flavors without compromising the dish’s integrity. Ultimately, the simplicity of cooking everything in the insert prevailed. A touch of liquid and precise cook times proved essential for the most delectable outcome.


Crafting your seasoning mix enhances the dish’s depth of flavor; opt for homemade spices over store-bought packets for a richer taste profile. Ensuring the chicken is evenly coated in the seasoning mix in a separate bowl helps avoid burn warnings and guarantees a well-spiced outcome.

Mastering the Technique

Layering the seasoned chicken evenly in the pot ensures uniform cooking and presentation. Balancing added liquid content is critical—while you need a modest amount to prevent a burn warning, excess liquid risks a soupy result. Quick release is key to maintaining the peppers’ desired texture, preventing them from becoming overly soft.

Finishing Touches

For those craving a crisper texture, a brief broil in the oven after cooking delivers that perfect finish. Garnish your fajitas to your heart’s content, serving them alongside your favorite accompaniments for a truly satisfying meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

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Course: Main


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Effortlessly prepare a delightful meal with these Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas. Coated in a flavorful spice mix and cooked to perfection, this dish serves as an ideal weeknight delight.

Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • For Fajitas
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced (1/2-inch pieces)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup chicken broth or water

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (juice of one lime)

  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced (red, yellow, or orange)

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • For Serving:
  • Tortillas

  • Avocado

  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

  • Salsa

  • Grated cheddar cheese

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh cilantro


  • Place sliced chicken in a medium bowl. Add Mix all seasoning ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.
  • olive oil and spices, ensuring the chicken is evenly coated.
  • Layer seasoned chicken in the Instant Pot. Add broth and lime juice. Place peppers and onion on top.
  • Close the lid, set to sealing, and pressure cook on High for 4 minutes.
  • Quick release pressure, stir to coat, and let rest briefly to thicken the sauce.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, leaving excess liquid in the pot. Serve with preferred garnishes.


  • Inactive time encompasses pressure building and release.
  • Recipe tested in 6-quart and 8-quart Instant Pot models.
  • Nutrition estimate excludes “For Serving” ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 273kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 801mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Calcium: 30mg
  • Iron: 2mg

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