Cinco de Mayo favorite recipe, Instant Pot Easy Chicken Fajitas! YUM! How to make Easy Chicken Fajitas in the Instant Pot, you will be amazed at how quick and easy these are.
If you have followed me at all, then you know I LOVE a quick and easy recipe, but I don't want to miss out on any flavor.
Easy Chicken Fajitas are perfectly packed full of yummy seasonings and so easy to throw together for a fun meal.
I once took this meal to a friend and laughed so hard at a text message I got from my friends husband. It read "I'm in LOVE! Don't tell your husband! Dinner was great. Thanks so much".
Those are the kinds of results I enjoy hearing about my recipes, ones where people really enjoy. Fortunately the comments were all in jest, but he was truly in love with the recipe. 😉
Serves 6 | Perfect or Dinner | 6 Qt Instant Pot
What Ingredients are in Easy Chicken Fajitas?
The list might be long, but it's definitely not hard!
- Seasonings: This is the perfect blend of flavor that isn't too spicy. Use 2 tablespoon Chili Powder, ½ tablespoon Paprika, ½ teaspoon Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 2 teaspoon Cumin, ¼ - ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper *optional, 2 teaspoon Sugar, ½ teaspoon Salt, 1 Tbs Corn Starch
- Chicken: 1 lb (about 2-3) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Vegetables: I like variety, so try this combination. ½ large Sweet Onions - Sliced, ½ medium Green Bell Pepper - Sliced, ½ medium Red Bell Pepper - Sliced, and ½ medium Yellow Bell Pepper - Sliced
- Tortillas: 8 Flour or corn Tortillas depending on what you like best!
- Garnish: Don't forget to garnish! Use sour cream, avocado, cilantro, lime, tomatoes, rice, beans, cheese and anything else you want on your Fajita.
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas?
So let's start! Slicing chicken is never my favorite but I have found a little trick that helps slicing chicken thin.
Cut your chicken when it's a little frozen. YUP! When it's a little frozen it's easy to slice thin and it slices so much faster too.
Once your chicken is sliced I like to put all my seasonings in a zip-loc bag and place the sliced chicken inside and shake shake shake! Coat the chicken the best you can.
The chicken will try to stick together, so break it up and make sure it's beautifully coated.
Quick Tip ~ I use this same trick for seasoning the veggies too!
Here is a little tip when making these Easy Chicken Fajitas in the Instant Pot.
You want your chicken lifted out of all the juices. I use a trivet with a piece of foil on it to hold the chicken out of the liquid below.
Now all the yummy seasonings will stay on the chicken and not float away.
Set your Instant Pot to Manual (Pressure Cook) High for 5 Minutes and do a 5 minute Natural Release (NR) followed by a Quick Release.
Then add your sliced Onions and bell peppers on top and close that lid! Set your Instant Pot to 1 Minute.
It will seal almost instantly because everything is so hot. But this allows your veggies to soften up but not be too soft.
Making Easy Chicken Fajitas is really that easy.
Server your Chicken Fajitas on flour or corn tortillas. Delish! But I won't tell if you go carb free and serve this yummy Fajitas mixture over a salad. It's so good. 😉
How to make Chicken Fajitas Seasoning
Making Chicken Fajita Seasoning is easier than you might think.
Of course you could just buy one of those packets at the store, but mixing some Cumin, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Cayenne, and Sugar really does a perfect job and seasoning up those Fajitas!
How to make Chicken Fajitas in the Oven
Making Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas is also a super simple recipe. So simple we have it here for you!
What Toppings for Chicken Fajitas
The Toppings are endless for Chicken Fajitas. But here are a few to get you thinking. Salsa, Cheese, Sour Cream, Avocado, Lime, and Cilantro
How to Serve Chicken Fajitas
We love to serve Fajitas with warm tortillas, either corn or flour. Delish!
What goes with Chicken Fajitas
Add some refried beans, Spanish Rice, Chips and salsa, and of course a nice salad. Really anything Mexican goes when you are eating Fajitas.
Can Chicken Fajitas be frozen?
I have often frozen my Chicken Fajita meat. Sure does save me on a rainy day. I prefer my veggies fresh so I will quickly cook those up when I'm ready to eat.
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Easy Chicken Fajitas
- 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
- ½ tablespoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoon Cumin
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper *optional
- 2 teaspoon Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tbs Corn Starch
- ½ large Sweet Onions - Sliced
- ½ medium Green Bell Pepper - Sliced
- ½ medium Red Bell Pepper - Sliced
- ½ medium Yellow Bell Pepper - Sliced
- 1 lb about 2-3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 medium Lime
- 8-10 6- inch Flour Tortillas
- Sour Cream
- Chopped Cilantro
- Mix all of the ingredients for the seasoning into a small bowl. Set aside, we aren't ready for this just yet.
- Slice Chicken Breasts thin and set aside
- Slice Onion and Bell Peppers and set aside
- Divide seasoning mixture in half and sprinkle ½ seasoning mixture on top of chicken and the other half on the sliced vegetables. Toss to coat
- Place 1 cup water in Instant Pot
- Place Chicken in Steamer Basket OR use a trivet and place a piece of tin foil on top.
- Set to Manual (Pressure Cook) high for 5 Minutes. Allow a 5 Minute Natural Release (NR) and then Quick Release (QR) and open lid
- Place Sliced Vegetables on top and quickly close lid
- Set to Manual (Pressure Cook) High for 1 Minute and Quick Release (QR)
- Open Lid and remove basket with Chicken Fajitas and vegetables.
- Squeeze juice from 1 lime over Fajitas. Serve on warm Tortillas
- Garnish with Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Cilantro etc
I love everything you send my way please keep it coming. Cooking has always been such a hard thing for me but you explain it so well and I am enjoying it
can i make this in a regular pot or slow cooker
This recipe works well to bake in the Oven as well!
This was a game changer for me. Usually my chicken is cooked in all the water and is shredded. This way of cooking changed that!! It was a hit!
Hi Beth. Making Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are so good! I'm so glad you loved it like we do.
I have been making this for my grandsons who are very picky about eating peppers and onions.
They absolutely love it!
My daughter said it’s all they talked about, so today I made some and sending it home with them for their dinner.
Hi Vicki! That's what I LOVE to hear! So happy to hear that the kids loved the recipe too.
Yum yum! I love any recipe where you can be creative about toppings etc!
Agreed, we love to add what we like and everyone is happy!
Would the pot-in-pot method work also to keep chicken 'n juices altogether?
The pot in pot method would work. I cook using the trivet to keep the chicken out of all the juices but it still gets plenty of liquid circulating. It's a delicious recipe
Can you cook the chicken with out lid for pot in pot method.
Hi Debbie, You could use the Saute feature to cook the chicken and the veggies. Make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees to be fully cooked
This is a delicious, quick dinner. My husband and kids loved it. Thank you!