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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

These Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are a one-pot wonder! This family favorite is quick, easy, healthy, and loaded with tender chicken and crisp veggies!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken breast, healthy, instant pot
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt more to less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • Tortillas, sour cream, shredded lettuce, guacamole, feta, pico de gallo, cilantro etc. optional for serving


  • Mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Rub the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
  • Allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or preferably up to 8 hours in the fridge.
  • Pour orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and soy sauce into the bottom of a 6 quart Instant Pot.
  • Place trivet into the Instant Pot.
  • Place chicken onto the trivet.
  • Cover and lock the lid, making sure the pressure valve is pointed towards SEALING.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release by flipping the pressure valve to VENTING.
  • Remove chicken and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Drain liquid and set aside to drizzle on chicken. Don’t discard, the liquid has a ton of flavor.
  • Clean Instant Pot, then proceed with remaining steps.
  • Hit SAUTE on Instant Pot.
  • Once it reads HOT, add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, sliced peppers, and sliced onions.
  • Cook, stirring often, until veggies are crisp tender, or cooked to your liking, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Slice chicken, then assemble fajitas to your liking!
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Nutrition information does not include optional serving suggestions.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1547IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg