Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas has been one of my most popular recipes, both on the site and in my kitchen. These Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are destined to be just as popular.
They couldn’t be easier to make. The Instant Pot version starts with still frozen chicken, adds onions and bell peppers along with a can of Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies.
The tomatoes provide not only the extra liquid needed to bring the pot to pressure, but also a fantastic flavor boost. Canned tomatoes are one of the staples that I always keep on hand in the kitchen. In fact, I have a whole drawer in the pantry dedicated to tomatoes. And Red Gold is my favorite brand.
I admit that I’d never thought too much about the flavor difference of canned tomatoes until I visited Red Gold in Indiana and then did a taste test myself. Red Gold actually tastes like tomatoes. Really good, farm fresh tomatoes.
In fact, Red Gold was recently named the best canned tomato by Epicurious. The tomatoes are grown on family farms in the Midwest and the Red Gold company is family-owned. Those things shine through in every aspect, including the flavor of the tomatoes.
We usually wrap the chicken fajita filling in soft taco shells, adding cheese, sour cream and other fixings. But it also makes great nachos. Or try serving it over rice.
Using the Instant Pot makes the whole process quick. You can have the entire meal done in about 30 minutes and that includes putting the ingredients in the pot, allowing time for it to come to pressure and to cook.
If you prefer less juice in your fajita meat, then you can use a mesh strainer when cooking your fajita meat. Check out my 10 Best Instant Pot Accessories post for information about that and other great tools to use with your Instapot.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas (with a slow cooker option)
- 2 lbs. frozen boneless chicken tenders
- 3 Peppers Green, Red, and Yellow, sliced
- 1 Onion sliced
- 1 can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
- 1 Package of Taco Seasoning
- Flour or corn tortillas
- Toppings – sour cream cheese, guacamole, etc.
- Put frozen chicken tenders in pot.
- Add peppers and onions and pour tomatoes over the top.
- Sprinkle taco seasoning over everything.
- Seal the lid and set the cook time to 12 minutes. Do a quick pressure release.
- Serve in tortillas with toppings.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Gold, however all opions are my own.