Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are such an easy weeknight meal. Toss the chicken in the delicious spice mix, top with the peppers and onion and let the Instant Pot do the rest of the work. It's sure to become a family favourite!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas, Pressure Cooker Chicken Fajitas
2tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lime juicejuice of one lime
2bell peppers, thinly slicedred, yellow or orange
1small red onion, thinly sliced
sour cream or Greek yogurt
grated cheddar cheese
In a small bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients until well combined.
Place the sliced chicken in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil, stir to coat, then sprinkle in the spices. Gently mix it up until the chicken is evenly coated in spices. Tip: don't do this mixing right in the Instant Pot – the spices can stick to the bottom of the insert and cause a burn warning.
Layer the seasoned chicken evenly along the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. Pour in the broth and lime juice. Layer the bell peppers and onion on top of the chicken.
Close the lid and set the vent to sealing. Pressure cook on Manual High pressure for 4 minutes (your Instant Pot may have a "Pressure Cook" button rather than a "Manual" button, depending on the model). It will take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure.
At the end of cooking time, quick release the pressure. Give it a stir to coat the peppers in onion in the sauce. You can let it rest for a few minutes to let the sauce thicken slightly, if desired.
Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl, leaving excess liquid in the pot. Serve with your favourite garnishes. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Inactive time indicates the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and release pressure.
This recipe was tested in both 6-quart and 8-quart Instant Pot models.
Nutrition estimate does not include the ingredients in the "For Serving" section.