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Make dinner tonight a breeze with a little help from the Instant Pot®. All of the elements of these fajitas come together in a snap for chicken that's irresistibly juicy and veggies that are perfectly cooked. Top these fajitas with all of your favorite fixin's for an easy weeknight dish that everyone will rave over.


Credit: Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 10 mins


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  • Whisk together lime juice, chili powder, cumin, paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small bowl. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl; transfer remaining marinade to a large ziplock plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal bag, and shake well to coat. Place in refrigerator, and let marinate 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, select SAUTÉ setting on a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot). (Times, instructions, and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model.) Select HIGH temperature setting; add 1 tablespoon of the oil to cooker, and allow to preheat 2 to 3 minutes. Add bell peppers, onion, and reserved 2 tablespoons marinade; cook, stirring often, until tender-crisp and lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a plate; cover to keep warm. Do not wipe cooker clean.

  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to cooker over HIGH. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade in bag, and add chicken to cooker. Cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Press CANCEL.

  • Add broth and reserved marinade in bag to chicken in cooker, scraping up browned bits in bottom of cooker. Cover cooker with lid, and lock in place. Turn steam release handle to SEALING position. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK setting. Select HIGH pressure for 4 minutes. (It will take 8 to 10 minutes for cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  • When cooking cycle has finished, carefully turn steam release handle to VENTING position, and let steam fully escape (float valve will drop). (This will take 1 to 2 minutes.) Remove lid from cooker.

  • Remove chicken from cooker; let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Return chicken to cooker, and stir to coat in liquid. Remove chicken from cooker; discard remaining liquid. Arrange chicken, vegetables, and warmed tortillas on a platter. Serve with desired toppings.