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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican American


A quick and easy chicken fajita recipe that you can make in the Instant Pot



  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or chicken bone broth
  • Optional: 1/2 tbsp arrowroot starch


  1. Cut bells peppers, red onion, and chicken into thin strips and add to the Instant Pot
  2. Combine chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the spice mixture and combine fully
  4. Pour the broth and spices into the Instant Pot and stir to combine all the ingredients
  5. Close the instant pot and set the vent to sealing
  6. Set the Instant Pot on manual for 8 minutes – the IP will come to pressure (about 10 minutes) and then cook
  7. After 8 minutes of cooking at pressure the Instant Pot will beep. Manually release the pressure and remove the lid
  8. If you want a slightly thicker sauce set the Instant Pot to saute and combine 1/2 tbsp of arrowroot starch with 2 tbsp of warm water, pour the mixture into the Instant Pot while stirring the fajitas
  9. Continue stirring for a minute or so as the sauce thickens
  10. Turn off the Instant Pot and enjoy on tortillas, rice or cauliflower rice


* makes 2 large servings or 4 small servings if serving with other items

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