fajitas salad topped with guacamole in white bowl
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Instant Pot Fajitas - Perfect for Salad

Easy peasy fajita chicken and veggies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 296kcal
Author Gary White

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup yellow onions cut with the grain into strips
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Add all spices to bowl and mix together. Remove 1 1/2 teaspoons of spice blend and set aside.
  • Add thinly sliced chicken to Ziplock bag and add 2 tablespoons of oil, lime juice, and remaining spices. Mix well to coat chicken and marinate in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Using sauté setting… once hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil, peppers, onions, and scallions. Add reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons of spice blend, mix well, and sauté for about 5 minutes. Do not overcook, they should still have a little texture. Remove and set aside.
  • Do not rinse or wipe pot. Add chicken broth and chicken with marinade. Lock lid and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Drain off excess liquid and serve chicken in the fajita style of your choice. 
  • Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Drain off excess liquid and serve chicken in the fajita style of your choice. 

Notes

At the time we posted this recipe, we were eating a Whole30 diet, so we added the chicken and veggies to a salad. But you could totally add them to tortillas with cheese and sour cream, if you like. There are no rules!

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 69.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg