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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. I used pre-cooked shredded chicken so this chicken fajita instant pot recipe was insanely easy.

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Perfectly seasoned chicken, tender pepper, onions, served in a warm flour tortilla.

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

If you are looking for more ways to use shredded chicken in Instant Pot recipes, this recipe will win you over.

How To Make Chicken Fajitas in Instant Pot

Making chicken fajitas in the Instant Pot is a breeze. I actually made this as a freezer meal! I prepped all my ingredients and tossed in the freezer until I was ready.

If you want to make yours the day of, that is fine too! I used pre-cooked chicken. I like to batch cook chicken so it makes it a 5 minute cook time.

Simply toss your meat and spices along with water into the pressure cooker.

Cook for 5 minutes with a quick release. Then toss in your veggies, and turn your pressure cooker to saute.

You will cook peppers and onions until they reach your desired tenderness. Then serve with warm tortillas and a drizzle of lime juice!

What To Serve With Chicken Fajitas

  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Black beans
  • Salsa
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, etc
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Instant Pot Freezer Meal Fajitas

So as I said before, I made this as a freezer meal. The perfect way to meal prep and then pull from the freezer and toss in the pressure cooker and cook.

I share all the freezer directions for meal prepping and cooking in your pressure cooker in the recipe card below.

Can I Double This Instant Pot Fajita Recipe

Yes! You can double this recipe if you would. Since you use pre-cooked meat it uses less space in your pot.

This recipe calls for 1 pound of pre-cooked chicken. Feel free to make a double or even triple batch of this to serve up. Just watch your max line on the pressure cooker.

faitas in bowl

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  • Easy Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps (freezer meal) | Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps uses pre-cooked chicken, Caesar dressing, crisp lettuce, tomatoes all wrapped up in a tortilla.
  • Ranch Instant Pot Wings | Ranch Instant Pot wings are a great dinner idea or appetizer to serve up for game day snacking.

Can I Add Mushrooms To Fajita Mixture

Yes, if you are a fan of mushrooms toss them in as well when you do your peppers and onions. Feel free to add the vegetables that fit your taste bud preference.

Pressure cooker chicken fajitas are so simple, see for yourself!

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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas is an easy chicken fajita recipe loaded with perfect spices, tender onions, peppers and so easy to pull together.


  • 1 lb chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow, orange or green pepper
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 limes
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock


  1. Place your chicken and seasonings, and juice from 1 lime in the instant pot. Add in your water or stock, and stir.
  2. Seal the instant pot lid to sealing and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes followed by 5-minute natural release. Then do a quick release on remaining pressure.
  3. Remove chicken and shred or chop.
  4. When the chicken is done, stir in your sliced veggies and turn the instant pot to saute and cook until the veggies reach the desired texture you want. Generally, 4-5 minutes is all it takes!
  5. Serve in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


FREEZER MEAL Fajitas Recipe

instnat pot freezer meal fajitas

  1. In a freezer gallon bag add your pre-cooked shredded chicken, juice of 1 lime, cumin, chili powder, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper. Seal bag.
  2. Then slice up your 2 peppers and onion and place in another bag and toss in the freezer for up to three months.
  3. When ready to cook toss the meat mixture in pressure cooker with 1 cup water. Seal and cook for 5 minutes with quick release.
  4. Turn Instant Pot to saute and toss in frozen onions and peppers, cook until your veggies reach the desired texture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 tortilla
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 20g

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