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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 429kcal
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


  • Toss chicken with 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning in a bowl.
  • Toss vegetables: onion and bell peppers, with 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning in another bowl.
  • 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.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to deglaze the pot. Scrape any bits that stuck to the bottom.
  • Add the remaining oil, and saute the vegetables, including the minced garlic.
  • Add back the chicken and stir to combine.
  • Cancel Saute function.
  • Distribute the pasta on top of the chicken and veggies, do not mix.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes on top of the pasta.
  • Pour the chicken broth on top.
  • Close and secure the lid. Seal the valve. Pressure Cook on High for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Open the lid, click on Saute, add the heavy cream and 1 cup of cheese and stir to combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with preferred garnishes.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 723IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 2mg