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Instant Pot Juicy Chicken Fajitas Easy Recipe

Classic chicken fajitas made in your trusty instant pot is the best way to feed your hungry family.  Of all the delicious recipes you can make in your instant pot fajitas make an easy dinner.

it is a dump-and-go recipe all you have to add are your favorite toppings. Grab a package of corn tortillas and a bag of tortilla chips and you have a super easy meal.

This easy instant pot chicken fajita is a great recipe for any of your busy weeknights. 

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Fajita Seasoning

In this recipe, you can use store-bought fajita seasoning or homemade fajita seasoning. For a homemade fajita seasoning combine together, one teaspoon each of garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder paprika salt, and pepper.

You can adjust the seasoning to your family’s tastes. I found that adding 1 or 2 packages of store-bought fajita seasoning from McCormick works just as well if not better. 

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Ingredients Need for Chicken Fajitas

  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast strips from ButcherBox (or boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips)
  • 1 package of store-bought fajita seasoning 
  • 1 bag of frozen chopped onion (or one medium onion chopped into strips)
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers
  • ​1 Yellow pepper
  • Lime juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of water (or chicken broth)
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How to Make Instant Pot Classic Chicken Fajitas

  1. If you are using skinless chicken breasts cut them into thin strips. If you are using the Butcherbox chicken tenders have them thawed.
  2. Slice the Green and Yellow pepper into medium slices.
  3. Spray the bottom of the inner pot with spray oil
  4. Add the Chicken to the inner pot
  5. Next, add to the instant pot with the chicken the package of fajita seasoning onion, peppers, juice of 2 limes, olive oil, and water.
  6.  Secure the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes cooking time with a 10-minute natural release. 
  7. When the natural release is done stir and serve. 
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How to Make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

On a busy day when you are home in the morning, you can make this recipe in your Crockpot and it will be ready when everyone is ready to eat. This recipe is a perfect slow cooker recipe as again you just add all the ingredients and let it cook for you. 

  1. Spray the inner pot of the Crockpot with spray oil.
  2. Add the chicken breast strips, 1 to 2 packages of store-bought fajita seasoning, 1 medium onion sliced, 2 green peppers, 1 yellow pepper, the juice of 2 limes, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
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Favorite Toppings For Chicken Fajitas

  • Corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • Pico de Gallo or salsa
  • Refried Beans
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Lettice
  • Avocado slices or Guacamole
  • Limes
  • Fresh Cilantro

Tips for Cooking Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

  • Thaw the Chicken before cooking in the Instant Pot or Crockpot
  • Make sure to have enough liquid in the electric pressure cooker or you may get a burn notice. If this happens open the lid and add another 1/4 cup of water. 
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 15 seconds
  • While the recipe is in the Instant Pot prepare your topping and set out for each person to make their plate.
  • You may want to remove the chicken fajitas with a slotted spoon.
  • You can serve this recipe over white rice or brown rice. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Should I add the fajita veggies at the beginning or partway through cooking?

For this recipe, you can add the vegetable a the beginning as this is going to be served in a tortilla or taco shell.

How do I avoid getting a 'burn' notice on my Instant Pot?

Make sure you have at least 1/4 cup of water and the lime juice to avoid the burn notice.

Can I use frozen chicken, or does it need to be thawed?

You can use frozen chicken for this recipe but I would not recommend it unless you are in a hurry and do not care how the recipe looks. When you use frozen chicken the sauce has a little partial of chicken that does not look the best but tastes the same.

Why I Buy Good Quality Chicken from ButcherBox.com

When it comes to poultry, the difference in quality is not just noticeable it ensures me that I am feeding my family clean meats. That’s why I chose to buy my chicken from ButcherBox.com. Their commitment to providing only the highest quality, organic, and free-range chicken aligns perfectly with my health priorities for my family.

Each time I cook with their chicken, I know I am getting superior texture and depth of flavor, a stark contrast to the often bland and rubbery options found in regular grocery stores.

ButcherBox’s transparent sourcing practices mean I’m not just enjoying delicious meals; I’m also supporting sustainable and ethical farming practices. It’s a win-win situation where my taste buds and conscience are both satisfied.

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Instant Pot Juicy Chicken Fajitas Easy Recipe

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Classic chicken fajitas made in your trusty instant pot is the best way to feed your hungry family. Β Of all the delicious recipes you can make in your instant pot fajitas make an easy dinner. it is a dump-and-go recipe all you have to add are your favorite toppings.Β 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast strips from ButcherBox (or boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips)
  • 1 package of store-bought fajita seasoning
  • 1 bag of frozen chopped onion (or one medium onion chopped into strips)
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 Yellow pepper
  • Lime juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of water (or chicken broth)

Instructions

  1. If you are using skinless chicken breasts cut them into thin strips. If you are using the Butcherbox chicken tenders have them thawed.
  2. Slice the Green and Yellow pepper into medium slices.
  3. Spray the bottom of the inner pot with spray oil
  4. Add the Chicken to the inner pot
  5. Next, add to the instant pot with the chicken the package of fajita seasoning onion, peppers, juice of 2 limes, olive oil, and water.
  6. Β Secure the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes cooking time with a 10-minute natural release.
  7. When the natural release is done stir and serve.

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