HEALTHY Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

March 17, 2020

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into strips

  • 2 Tablespoon fajita seasoning (recipe below)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into strips

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

  • ¼ cup unsalted chicken broth

  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 lime juice

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

 

  1. In a bowl season, chicken tender with fajita seasoning, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to taste, set aside.

  2. Turn the pressure cooker on to the Sauté setting. When the screen read HOT Add the onion, red and green bell peppers, saute until slightly tender 3 to 5 minutes

  3. Remove the peppers and onion from the pot, set aside. Deglaze the pot with chicken broth

  4. Add chicken and diced tomatoes on top of the chicken along with lime juice.

  5. Turn off or cancel the saute setting. Place the lid on the pot and lock it in place. Turn the steam release knob to the Sealing position (or DON'T press the release knob if you have newest model). Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button (or dial) and the + or - button (or dial) to choose 2 minutes. The pot will take a few minutes to build up the pressure before the timer starts.

  6. When the cooking cycle has finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. Then do a Quick Release of the remaining pressure by turning the knob towards the Venting position (or pressing the release knob). When the metal pin in the lid drops down, you can open the cover facing away from you.

  7. Add in the previously cooked onion and bell peppers, toss to coat with the chicken tenders.

  8. Turn the saute setting on again to reduce some of the liquid to your liking

  9. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro, serve hot with your options from the post.

 

Good luck giving this one a go! It could be a very good dish to have prepared ahead of time so you can come home from work and enjoy a healthy pot of awesome flavours!

 

Credit to enjoycleaneating.com for this recipe which you can read in full here: https://enjoycleaneating.com/instant-pot-chicken-fajitas/?fbclid=IwAR3D146eE2Br6jSo31JPRDqV9DFeiloyUfOkzDOqzs7ROybdSJWDYBZKVaA

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