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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 pasta idea. Just dump all your ingredients and serve - it's all ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajita pasta, instant pot
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 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!



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