Go Back
+ servings
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
Print Recipe
3.9 from 131 votes

These Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are perfect for meal prep! Dump in 5 ingredients, then cook on high pressure for 8 minutes with a natural pressure release.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bell peppers, chicken, fajitas, low carb, meal prep, mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 254kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 (500mL) container fresh salsa (or jarred salsa)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Optional toppings

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • Corn tortillas, to serve


  • Add olive oil, chicken, salsa, and fajita seasoning to Instant Pot. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal. 
  • Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 8 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook the 8 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes), then open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Remove chicken and shred. Meanwhile, switch Instant Pot to saute mode and add a bit of extra olive oil, then onions and peppers. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Add chicken back to the peppers and onions, then stir to combine. Top with cheese and cilantro and serve in corn tortillas if desired.



Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 120.5mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg