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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta is going to change up your weekly dinner menu. This is table-ready in 35 minutes!

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta is flavorful and easy!

Chicken Fajitas are one of my family’s favorite dishes – especially when we go out to eat. But I wanted a way to bring this dish home to our dinner table — and add my own twist on it. By creating a pasta dish, I can “hide” the vegetables in the meal and my picky child doesn’t even know it!

From start to finish, this meal is table-ready in about 35 minutes. To make my prep work even quicker, I will often make extra chicken with another meal, cut it, and store in the refrigerator until I’m ready to make this recipe. You can also pre-cut your vegetables when you’re preparing other meals.

Any shape/type of pasta can be used, including (but not limited to) rotini, macaroni, shells, penne, or bow tie. In regard to the fajita seasoning, if you don’t have a specific blend, you can easily make your own. The amount you use controls the temperature of the dish. Feel free to adjust accordingly!

To make the homemade seasoning, combine 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 3 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 3 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne, 2 teaspoons oregano, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, and a teaspoon of salt. This makes more than enough for this recipe. Store any that you don’t use in a container with a tight-fitting lid for future use.

Top view of a bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta, surrounded by freshly chopped cilantro

Ingredients:

2 chicken breast, cubed
1 purple onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cups of chicken stock
4 cups rotini pasta
1 cup salsa
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese
Freshly chopped cilantro, optional

Instructions:

Combine chicken, onion, bell pepper, oil, salsa, garlic and chicken stock into instant pot. Stir thoroughly.

Pour pasta over stirred ingredients making sure pasta is completely submerged.

Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Once finished cooking, release the pressure manually.

Stir in the heavy cream and shredded cheese.

Garnish with your favorite toppings! Mine is cilantro, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chip strips.

Fork holding a bite of Chicken Fajitas Pasta
Chicken Fajita Pasta in a bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Past

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Pasta is a game-changer for your weekly meal plan! Table-ready in 35 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 purple onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 4 cups rotini pasta
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Cilantro, freshly chopped, optional

Instructions

Combine chicken, onion, bell pepper, oil, salsa, garlic and chicken stock into instant pot. Stir thoroughly.

Pour pasta over stirred ingredients making sure pasta is completely submerged within the stock.

Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Once finished cooking, release the pressure manually.

Stir in the heavy cream and shredded cheese.

Garnish with your favorite toppings! Mine is cilantro, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chip strips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 843mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/12/2021

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