Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite! The instant pot fajitas simmer in a flavorful broth that can then be drizzled over the fajitas before serving. We love this healthy and easy instant pot dinner.

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I love all things Mexican food and Tex-Mex inspired dishes. Some other favorites are Instant Pot Salsa Chicken TacosInstant Pot Chicken EnchiladasInstant Pot Taco Stuffed Peppers, and Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta. All of these recipes are so good! Make sure you check out our Instant Pot Cookbook, too. These instant pot fajitas were featured in the cookbook!

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How to make instant pot chicken fajitas?

This chicken fajita recipe is a dump and go recipe – my favorite kind. All you need to do is prep the chicken and vegetables, toss them in the instant pot with chicken broth, diced green chilies, lime juice, and taco seasoning. Pressure cook the fajitas for 12 minutes, natural release, and serve! 

Two fajitas in flour tortillas.

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What are good toppings for instant pot fajitas?

  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Lime
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
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What do you serve with chicken fajitas?

We usually eat these fajitas as a stand-alone meal. However, if you want to pair it with something, I recommend serving it with a green salad, cornbread, or corn chowder.

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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite! The instant pot fajitas simmer in a flavorful broth that can then be drizzled over the fajitas before serving. We love this healthy and easy instant pot dinner.

Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword instant pot chicken fajitas, instant pot fajitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Calories 217 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 medium sweet onion sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper sliced
  • 1 4-ounce can mild diced green chilies
  • 1 1-ounce packet taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas, warmed
  • Optional: cheese and sour cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingreditients except tortillas in instant pot. Stir to combine.
    All of the ingredients inside the instant pot.
  2. Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  3. Press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 12 minutes.
  4. Natural pressure release for 10 minutes and the quick release remaining pressure.
    A scoop of chicken fajitas above instant pot.
  5. Serve chicken and veggies in warmed tortillas.
  6. Drizzle a small amount of the sauce over ever fajita and top with cheese and sour cream, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Fajita)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 433mg19%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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