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close-up of chicken fajita on plate made with Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

This chicken fajitas made in the Instant Pot is the perfect quick and easy dinner for those busy weeknights that the whole family will love.
Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 fajitas
Calories 281kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 4 bell peppers (choice of green, red, orange or yellow), seeds removed and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • cheese, limes, cilantro, avocado for topping


  • Add the chicken, peppers, onion, olive oil, cornstarch, spices and chicken stock to the Instant Pot, mixing everything to combine.
  • Close lid and turn vent to "sealing." Set Instant Pot to manual/high pressure for 7 minutes. Allow it to naturally release for 5 minutes before doing a quick release.
  • Serve over warm tortillas, with some cheese, cilantro, avocado and lime if desired on top.


  • If you don’t want to make your own fajita seasoning, you can easily buy one at the grocery store. You'll need 1 ½ packets.
  • Slice the chicken and vegetables as close to the same thickness as possible so they cook evenly.
  • Broil the chicken, peppers and onion to remove some of the excess liquid.
  • To make the flour tortillas pliable, heat a small skillet over medium heat and cook for 30 seconds on each side. You can also cover the tortillas with a wet paper towel and place in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Leftovers will store well in the fridge for 2-3 days in an air-tight container or be frozen for 3 months.


Serving: 1fajita | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 4g