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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

This Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta with salsa and bell peppers is a delicious one pot meal. Just dump in all your ingredients and serve!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 521kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh salsa (I use the Jack's Fresh brand, or canned diced tomatoes will work)
  • 1 lb large pasta shells
  • 1 each red, green and yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced


  • Add olive oil, chicken, taco seasoning, garlic, onion, chicken broth, salsa and shells to the Instant Pot in that order, making sure to leave the shells sitting on the top of all the other ingredients.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, then do a quick release of the pressure. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to preheat, then pressure cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove lid when safe to do so and stir in bell peppers, sour cream and cheddar cheese, stirring well. Replace lid and let sit for five minutes.
  • Remove lid again and stir in cilantro, then serve among 6 bowls, topping with avocado. Serve and enjoy!



Make your own taco seasoning using chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder and chili flakes.
For a vegetarian option, leave out the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Freeze this pasta for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen or defrost in the fridge overnight.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2.9mg