One great part about our time living in Mexican Town is we have this really great Mexican Grocery store just a few blocks away filled with tasty mixes, and sauces to let us have some quick and easy meals with a little spice. We had so much fun working down by the Cinco De Mayo Parade last weekend we decided we wanted some food to celebrate ourselves. Only this pregnant mama was tired and decided the best bet was to look for an Easy Idea rather than pulling out my favorite Latin Cooking book “Not Just Tacos.”
To keep the meal frugal I opted to use the Instant Pot that leaves even the cheapest meats juicy and flavorful. I picked up three pounds of the cheapest chicken breast the store had on hand and sliced it nice and thin. Tossed in three leftover peppers and half an onion. Spiced it up with a bottle of Mexican Fajita Sauce & Marinade we found while scouting E & L Supermercado.
What you need for these Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.
3 bell peppers of choice thinly sliced
1/2 onion thinly sliced
3 pounds thinly sliced boneless chicken breast
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 teaspoons chili powder
Mexican Fajita Sauce & Marinade
Make your own simple Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.
If you want a little more color turn your instant pot to saute and give your meat and onions a quick sear. You can skip this step if you are like me and prefer to use the Instant Pot to make things fast and simple.
This is a quick, easy, set and forget kind of meal. You can even prep ahead and freeze it ready to toss into your Instant Pot at a moment notice Just add 5 minutes to thaw the food before it starts to cook.
Mix everything together and toss into your Instant Pot.
Manually set your Instant Pot to 10 minutes. Allow it to naturally release the pressure for a perfectly cooked juicy Chicken Fajita Dinner. Yes, it really is that simple and easy. Why did I never get one of these before?
Want more fajitas? Check out my new favorite recipe cast iron skillet fajitas.