Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are here. If you want to learn how to make chicken fajitas in the Instant Pot then you need this Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas recipe. Just 5 ingredients to make and 6 minutes to cook and less than 1 minute of prep. These low calorie Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas are also FODMAP friendly, paleo friendly, Whole30 friendly, gluten free and oil free.
Hello Tuesday and welcome to another of our Tuesday leftover meals. A time when we cook something from what we have spare the night before grocery shopping. Today we are turning to some chicken breasts that we got out of the freezer, spare mixed peppers, seasoning from the pantry along with some tinned tomatoes.
This is another of our 5 ingredient recipes and we are using:
Plus of course my 6 litre Instant Pot Pressure Cooker!
Even better the chicken breast that I am using in this Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas recipe was actually FREE. We got a batch of free chicken when we cashed in on our loyalty card in late December and I just don’t need an excuse to eat chicken fajitas.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas is priced as follows:
- Chicken Breast = FREE
- Mixed Peppers = 1,50€
- Cajun Rub = 1,00€
- Tinned Tomatoes = 0,40€
- Total Cost = 2,90€
- Per Serving = 0,48€
In USD money this is just $3.48 or $0.58 per person. The plan was that our Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas would feed the 5 of us, but we had quite a bit left over so I would say feeding 6 was more realistic.
Chicken Fajitas is one of my all time favourite foods and I am always eating them. In wraps, in a pasta, in the slow cooker, you name it and I am there. I can’t remember the first time I had them, just that I always did.
Whenever I plan to have some meat for the next day, I will get the meat out of our freezer the night before and then its nice to have a stash of thawed meat for when I want it.
Last night I got out 3 frozen chicken breasts and then left them in a little bowl in the fridge overnight, full of excitement for our Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas binge.
How To Make Chicken Fajitas In Instant Pot
What if I said that people are making chicken fajitas in the instant pot all wrong? I see so many instant pot chicken fajitas recipes that take too long and lose flavour too. The areas that let them down are:
Use Frozen Chicken Breasts – This is the big mistake as when you cook chicken from frozen it doesn’t have the same flavour and will often have a rubbery texture. It only takes a minute to get some chicken breasts out of the freezer the night before. Plus when cooking with thawed chicken breasts it takes half the time to cook.
Under Flavour – When you pressure cook something it can dull down the flavour due to the amount of pressure used. Chicken fajitas are all about the flavour therefore it is essential that you flavour them twice. Once at the start of the cooking process and then again at the end.
Chop Up The Chicken – The Instant Pot has always been about speed. How quick you can cook a meal compared to conventional methods. But when many people cook Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas they will chop up the chicken first, when you can just place a whole chicken breast in the Instant Pot. Then when it is cooked you simply shred it with a knife and fork.#InstantPot #Chicken #Fajitas #Recipe @recipe_thisClick To Tweet
- Place the 3 chicken breasts into the bottom of your inner pot inside your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
- Slice up the peppers into strips and remove the seeds and the stalks.
- Place the tinned tomatoes, peppers and ½ of the Cajun seasoning into the Instant Pot.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 6 minutes on manual.
- Use quick pressure release (QPR) to quickly remove pressure. Remove the lid and drain the excess liquid.
- Remove the chicken breasts and using a knife and fork shred them.
- Place all the ingredients on a large plate, season them with the other half of your ¼ seasoning and serve in wraps with toppings of your choice.
If you are on Weight Watchers, Slimming World or another calorie controlled diet then I would recommend using the Weight Watchers Wraps. If not, use my homemade version that are delicious but not super low in calories!!! If you are using smaller chicken breasts, then I would recommend setting the time to 5 minutes instead of 6.
When we were recipe testing we tried 5 minutes with our large breasts and they were slightly pink in the middle. The Cajun rub comes in 1.25oz/35g. This is enough for 4 rounds of Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas. We found that one small can of tinned tomatoes is enough to make this recipe. Or half a can of a big one.
FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
Like on our last fortnightly Instant Pot recipe our chicken fajitas in the Instant Pot is also FODMAP compliant. This basically means it is perfect for those with food allergies and in particular those with IBS.
Dominic has IBS (or he used to have until he changed his diet) and every now and again he will accuse me of poisoning him.
That I have put too much garlic in his food or a new seasoning I am trying out, has tarragon in it, which he is allergic to.
So, it is nice to have a seasoning like this Cajun one that is perfect for him.
FODMAP Chicken Fajitas Seasoning
I am addicted to seasoning my food and have a HUGE cupboard full of seasonings. It has in it about 40 different seasonings and sometimes I spend more time looking for seasoning to add then cooking. So to have one that does everything including the onion and garlic is amazing.
Here are 10 reasons to buy the Cajun Rub:
- Contains no garlic or onion for those with allergies or sensitivities
- No GMOs
- Safe for people with digestive health issues
- Simple ingredients
- Tastes great
Our verdict – There’s no skimping on flavour with Casa de Sante’s Onion & Garlic Substitute Cajun/Creole Seasoning. While the mix only has nine ingredients, they all stand out. For those who can’t or don’t want a mix with garlic or onion, you won’t find it in this mix. You’ll also find you don’t feel like they’re missing.
The ingredients in the Cajun/Creole mix are:
- Asafoetida (Hing)
- White Pepper
- Black Pepper
While many seasoning mixes tend to taste more of salt than the other ingredients, Casa de Sante’s Cajun mix allows you to taste each herb or spice. The thyme is just as noticeable as the asafoetida. Asafoetida is taken from the sap of giant fennel. It smells awful. It’s smell prior to cooking is why it has the nickname “Devil’s Dung.” Cook it and its aroma and flavour is an unusual combination of garlic and truffles. It’s an amazing spice.
Depending on how spicy you like your food, you may find the 1:1 ratio to be a little much. The cayenne does add heat. If you can’t take more than mild, taste it first and see if it’s too spicy for you.
It’s really versatile, too. Use it in your favourite jambalaya recipe, spice up a paella, or use it to create a Creole twist on Mexican-American Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas like I did.
Overall – Casa de Sante Onion & Garlic Substitute Cajun/Creole Seasoning is a must for any kitchen. If you enjoy Cajun or Creole food, this is an affordable mix. You get a large amount of the mix for just a few dollars. As a little goes a long way, you’ll love the resealable foil pack that keeps the spice mix fresh. My bottom line is that this mix is now going to be a staple in my spice cupboard.
Best Feature – Has to be the fact that I can make chicken fajitas with just 5 ingredients. I don’t need to chop up onions and garlic which always takes forever as this flavour is already in the Cajun rub.
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