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Instant Pot Kids Chicken Fajita Recipe

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One of our favourite Mid-Week Family Meals is Chicken Fajitas. I always have some homemade fajita seasoning in the cupboard and you can guarantee that each week there will be fajitas on our meal plan for the family. Having got an Instant Pot recently one of the things I wanted to try and make in it was some chicken fajitas and this recipe couldn’t be easier. So here we go our first Instant Pot Recipe for Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Fajitas.

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Cooking Chicken Fajitas in the Instant Pot

One of the reasons I invested in an electronic pressure cooker was the time saver.

We are a busy family and although I have set a goal to meal plan this year so that we eat healthier and more budget-friendly it doesn’t solve the problem that time is limited even when you work from home.

chicken fajitas with slices of avocado, shredded cheese on a wooden chopping board ready for the kids to eat

Investing in a pressure cooker aka The Instant Pot I hope that like our slow cooker and bread maker it will save me some time and make homemade meals much more time-friendly.

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chicken fajitsa ready for dinner on a wooden chopping board behind is the instant pot that they were made in

It was so easy to make this recipe.

I just placed it in and let it cook. No watching and stirring so that it doesn’t burn instead it was a simple one-pot wonder then served with some guacamole, sour cream, tomato salsa, and cheese.

chicken fajitas on a wooden board with the instant pot behind slices of avocado and cheese are sprinkled inside the tortilla and a bowl can be seen in the distance with salsa in.

Instant Pot Kids Chicken Fajita Recipe

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Quick and easy electronic pressure cooker recipe for family chicken fajitas. Quick, simple and tasty with homemade fajita seasoning.


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1 red sweet pepper sliced no thinner than 1/4 inch
  • 1 medium white onion sliced no thinner than 1/4 inch
  • water minimum required for the pressure cooker


  1. Pour water into the pressure cooker and place the trivet inside. 
  2. Put the chicken breasts on top of the trivet. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon homemade fajita seasoning.
  3. Top the chicken with the sliced peppers and onions. 
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining fajita spice mix. 
  5. Close and set the valve to sealing. 
  6. Set the pressure cooker to manual or pressure cook on high for 15 minutes depending on the number of chicken breasts. 
  7. Quick-release the pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the chicken breast and vegetables from the pressure cooker. 
  9. Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and slice or shred.
  10. Toss the chicken breast pieces with vegetables and serve with tortillas and toppings.chicken fajitas with slices of avocado, shredded cheese on a wooden chopping board ready for the kids to eat
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g

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