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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas (Paleo, Whole30)

These Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas (Fajitas de Pollo) from the cookbook, Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot, are tender, flavorful, and taste better than restaurant fajitas. They are also easy to make, and paleo and Whole30-friendly!

instant pot chicken fajitas

If you are a Mexican food lover like me (who isn’t???), you are going to love this recipe and blog post! My blogger friend, Emily of Recipes to Nourish, just wrote a fantastic cookbook with her chef husband, Rudy, called Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Not only am I a huge fan of Mexican food, you already know that the Instant Pot is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets that cuts down on cooking time and makes my life so easy. So with the combination of these two things in one cookbook, it’s like the book was written for me!

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

One of the recipes I decided to share from the cookbook is the Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas or Fajitas de Pollo. A major reason I picked the fajitas is because it’s probably what I order at a restaurant 90% of the time because I love it so much and it’s usually paleo-friendly.

Chicken, bell peppers, and onions are simmered together in delicious Mexican spices, and the flavor combo is just out-of-this world delicious! Also, I usually don’t love to cook with chicken breasts because they tend to be on the drier side than thighs, but cooked in the Instant Pot, the meat turned out so dang tender. My husband and I couldn’t stop talking about how good this was!

Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot Cookbook

The Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas turned out so incredibly flavorful that I’m thrilled to try out more recipes in Emily’s newest cookbook. Her husband, who co-authored the book, is from a Mexican heritage so all the dishes are authentic while being easy and practical.

Most importantly, all the 80 recipes in the cookbook are gluten free and soy free, made with real food without any processed ingredients! Most recipes can be made grain-free and many can be made Paleo-friendly. Specifically, there are over 30 recipes that are strictly Paleo and over 50 recipes are strictly dairy-free.

Some of dishes that I can’t WAIT to try…

  • Pork Tamales
  • Fish Tacos
  • Meatball Soup
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate
  • Chile Dip
  • Churros Cake
  • Spanish Frittata
  • Coconut Bread Pudding
  • Traditional Tortilla Soup

…and so much more!

instant pot chicken fajitas

Go Grab a Copy!

Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot came out on January 15, 2019, which means you can go grab a copy today! I highly recommend it for those of you who want to create delicious and authentic Mexican dishes at home easily using your Instant Pot.

If you are new to the Instant Pot, this cookbook is a great place to start because the directions are easy to follow and you’ll be able to learn how to create a variety of dishes with this one book.

Hope you enjoy these Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas and make sure to order a copy of the cookbook!

Check out Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

Reprinted with permission from Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot by Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri and Rudy Vidaurri, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri.

instant pot chicken fajitas

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas (Paleo, Whole30)

These Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas (Fajitas de Pollo) from the cookbook, Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot, are tender, flavorful, and taste better than restaurant fajitas. They are also easy to make, and paleo and Whole30-friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Pressure Building & Releasing Time 20 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348kcal


  • 2 tbsp ghee or ghee or avocado oil
  • lb chicken breast thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 red onion peeled and sliced
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small green or yellow bell pepper stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 1 russet potato peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 small tomato seeded and diced
  • tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

Optional Toppings and Fixings

  • Grated cheese Omit for Paleo or Whole30
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream Omit for Paleo or Whole30
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Warmed tortillas gluten-free corn, grain-free, etc. (Omit for Whole30)


  • Add the healthy fat of your choice to the Instant Pot and press “Sauté.” When the fat has melted, add the chicken and brown for 3 minutes on each side. Remove the browned chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the broth to deglaze the Instant Pot.
  • Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button. Add the cilantro, onion, garlic, bell peppers, jalapeños, potato, tomato, salt, cumin, chili powder, oregano, black pepper, lime juice and chicken, then stir to coat the chicken. 
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam-release valve is sealed. Press the “Manual” button and set for 5 minutes. 
  • When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press “Keep Warm/Cancel.” Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Using an oven mitt, open the steam valve. If there is any steam left over, allow it to release until the silver dial drops, then carefully open the lid. 
  • Serve immediately with your favorite fajita toppings and fixings.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1197mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 31.3% | Vitamin C: 106% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 11.1%

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Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken with “Honey” Mustard Sauce (Whole30, Low Carb)

Get a taste of fried chicken without deep frying with these crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken! They are Whole30-friendly and SO yummy dipped in “honey” mustard sauce.

Are you a fried chicken or chicken nuggets lover? If yes, I think you are going to love this recipe! This Paleo Coconut Chicken has all the crunchy crispiness of a fried chicken without the deep frying, and it’s made with all the healthy, good-for-you ingredients.

Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken Recipe

Not only is this recipe paleo and gluten free, this recipe is Whole30-compliant and low carb, coated with healthy shredded coconut that gets so crunchy and delicious in the oven. And the best part? You can make it in under 30 minutes so it can be a quick and easy meal on a busy weeknight that even your kids will love!

Paleo Coconut Chicken

Don’t Forget the “Honey” Mustard Sauce!

While the Paleo Coconut Chicken is delicious on its own, what make it really shine is the “Honey” Mustard Sauce. This sauce is made Whole30 by using medjool dates instead of honey but you’ll never notice the difference! It’s actually the same exact recipe as this one, and it’s one of those sauces that you’ll want to put on everything. Make it if you don’t believe me! It’s actually one of my favorite sauces to put on anything savory.

Paleo Coconut Chicken

I guest posted this Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken with “Honey” Mustard Sauce recipe on Cheryl Malik’s blog, 40 Aprons, so go check it out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!:


Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken

This Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken is a quick and easy stir fry dinner, perfect on a weeknight! It’s full of flavor and delicious textures.

Paleo Cashew Chicken

A good ol’ Asian stir fry is my go-to on weeknights when I need something quick and easy for me and my husband. It’s always fast and so flavorful at the same time. I made this Paleo Cashew Chicken for dinner when I only had chicken breasts on hand for protein. I’m usually not a huge fan of chicken breasts, so I like to add yummy sauces and textures to make them a bit more interesting, and this recipe did just that while adding a ton of flavor to the chicken!

Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe

I love how there are so many components to this recipe: meaty chicken, crunchy cashews, with crispy bell peppers and green onions, all coated in the most delicious coconut aminos sauce. Best of all, it takes only about 20 minutes to make, and it’s a one pot dish so the clean up is a breeze.

Paleo Cashew Chicken

How to Save Even More Time

If you want to save even more time when make this Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken, you can buy pre-toasted cashews. I personally love toasting my own cashews because I think the flavor and the aroma are so much better when you do it yourself, but buying them toasted already will cut down on time and effort In making this dish.

Also, the leftovers will taste amazing and heat up really well, so you can make a double batch on an especially busy week to enjoy for a few days!

I guest posted this Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:


Paleo Cashew Chicken