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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta features the bold Tex-Mex flavors of chicken fajitas in a hearty, creamy pasta dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Coming to Pressure: 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 429 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts boneless skinless - cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth reduced-sodium
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz dried bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese shredded
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Lime wedges
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Chopped cilantro


  1. Toss chicken with 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Toss vegetables: onion and bell peppers, with 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning in another bowl.
  3. Click on Saute and select High, once it displays HOT add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the chicken. Brown in batches, not to overcrowd the meat in the pot. Set aside the meat.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water to deglaze the pot. Scrape any bits that stuck to the bottom.
  5. Add the remaining oil, and saute the vegetables, including the minced garlic.
  6. Add back the chicken and stir to combine.
  7. Cancel Saute function.
  8. Distribute the pasta on top of the chicken and veggies, do not mix.
  9. Pour the diced tomatoes on top of the pasta.
  10. Pour the chicken broth on top.
  11. Close and secure the lid. Seal the valve. Pressure Cook on High for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  12. Open the lid, click on Saute, add the heavy cream and 1 cup of cheese and stir to combine.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve with preferred garnishes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 966mg42%
Potassium 950mg27%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 723IU14%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 192mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.