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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Recipe

This Instant Pot chicken fajitas recipe may take 25 minutes, but most of it is hands-free. You can be somewhere else doing your chores and rest assured a meal will be ready when the timer dings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to cook chicken fajitas in the instant pot, instant pot chicken fajitas, instant pot chicken fajitas recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 22 oz skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 oz
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 4 oz red onions sliced
  • 2 oz red bell peppers sliced
  • 2 oz green bell peppers sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 oz jalapeños sliced
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Plug in the Instant Pot, select ‘sauté’ mode and add the following to stir and cook for 2 minutes: 2 tbsp (1 oz) butter, 22 oz chicken, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp mustard, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp Cajun, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp chili powder.
    step 1: Cook the chicken on ‘sauté’ mode
  • Add the sliced vegetables to the chicken: 4 oz red onions and 4 oz bell peppers, both colors. Stir around for about 1 minute.
    Step 2: Add the vegetables
  • Pour in 1/4 cup chicken broth and close the lid. Turn the steam handle to ‘sealed’, select ‘stew/meat’ mode, adjust the cooking time to 5 minutes, and leave to cook.
    step 3: Add the broth and cook everything on ‘meat/stew’ mode
  • Meanwhile, take a muffin tray and flip it upside down. Tuck the tortillas into the spaces to form a taco shell shape, then bake in the preheated oven for about 3 minutes. Our tray can fit 4 tortillas at the same time, so we did it in two batches.
    step 4: Bake the tortillas while waiting
  • Place a kitchen towel over the steam handle and use a spoon to turn it to the ‘venting’ position. Wait for the hot steam to escape, then open the lid, select ‘sauté’ mode again, and cook for 10 minutes. Use this time to bake the tortillas you have left. Once the chicken’s done, turn off the machine and place it in a large bowl.
    step 5: Reduce the liquid inside the pot
  • Measure out the toppings in separate bowls: 2 oz cheddar cheese, 1 oz jalapeños, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, and 2 tbsp chopped coriander. Assemble the fajitas by placing a fair amount of everything into the shell (eyeballing is important) and enjoy.
    step 6: Serve with toppings


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg