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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!

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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.

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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!
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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dang Foods. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you’ll love how flavorful it is! 

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

I’m a HUGE Mandarin chicken salad lover. There’s something so amazing about the combination of chicken, sweet mandarin slices, and crunchy almonds, all coated in a delicious savory dressing.

Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe

While the original version adds sweeteners and crispy Chinese noodles to the salad, this Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad is only sweetened with mandarins and the noodles are substituted with deliciously toasted Dang Foods Lightly Salted Coconut Chips. It’s such an addicting flavor and texture combo that I recommend you double up on this recipe!

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Why Toasted Coconut Chips?

If you’ve never had toasted coconut chips before, you are in for a real treat! Toasting coconut chips allows their natural sweetness to shine through without any added sugar, and the texture also gets super crunchy in the best way. It’s so much healthier than crispy noodles that would normally be used in Mandarin chicken salad and even more delicious, in my opinion.

Dang Foods Coconut Chips

My go-to toasted coconut chips for years have been by Dang Foods. Their coconut chips are so light and delicious, and I always pack them when I’m traveling because they are so portable and easy to snack on. And most importantly, their ingredients are super clean, and the Lightly Salted Coconut Chips I use in this recipe only contain 2 ingredients: coconut and sea salt. Can’t get much better than that!

Dang Foods is also a Certified B Corporation, meaning they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance alongside profit goals. All of their products are Non-GMO Project Certified.

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

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If you want to try this Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad recipe and get your hands on Dang Foods coconut chips at a discount, make sure to print out a coupon here before heading to the grocery store. They are available at Walmart, Target, and Sprouts!

I hope you love this salad as much as I did. It’s packed with flavor and the most scrumptious combination of textures that it’ll definitely crowd pleaser!

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

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Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you'll love how flavorful it is! 
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 403kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Dressing

Instructions

  • Drain mandarin oranges but reserve 2 tbsp of the juice for the dressing. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add mandarin orange, romaine lettuce, chicken, garlic chives, and slivered almonds. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. 
  • Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss together to coat. 
  • Top with coconut chips and sesame seeds before serving. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 109.3% | Vitamin C: 79.3% | Calcium: 8.9% | Iron: 13.2%

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

As Fall approaches (seriously, why does summer go by SO fast??), it’s starting to become soup season. While I love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot to make my soups and stews, some recipes are just so quick and easy that you don’t need to pull out the gadgets. You just need the stovetop to pull together a delicious meal, and this White Chicken AIP Chili is one of those recipes.

White Chicken AIP Chili Recipe

I actually made this AIP Chili a while back when my mom was visiting me over last winter. I wanted to make some kind of soup for her, but my mom has rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease) so I like to cook her AIP recipes when she’s visiting. This is why AIP cooking is so near and dear to my heart.

This White Chicken AIP Chili came together super quickly and was so delicious, even without any kind of chili actually in the ingredients! The toppings really make this dish so definitely add some extra texture and flavors to the soup with some of your favorite garnish. My mom couldn’t stop raving about how much she loved it!

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

I’m sharing this White Chicken AIP Chili recipe as a mini teaser for a community cookbook I contributed to: 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP. I’m so excited to share this ebook, which contains 120 complete meal recipes that are:

  • 100% AIP compliant.
  • ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!
  • family friendly. All recipes serve 4 people.
  • made with “basic” ingredients that are budget friendly. There are no expensive pre-made store bought ingredients!

This community cookbook was put together by 40 bloggers, including myself, and is the brainchild of Jaime Hartman of Gutsy by Nature. We couldn’t be more proud of how amazing the book tuned out, filled with simple and easy recipes that anyone can follow!

The AIP diet, or the autoimmune protocol, means that every recipe is:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Nightshade free
  • Nut and seed free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Made from whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods.

So, even if you aren’t following the AIP diet, the book may help you if you are looking to nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory foods on a budget and/or time-constraint!

Check out 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

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White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it's perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 526kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 2 limes
  • 1 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: cilantro, green onion, plantain chips, avocado for garnish

Instructions

  • Dice onion, chop celery, and mince garlic cloves.
  • Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Push the veggies to the side then add the chicken. 
  • Season with dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, until chicken is browned on all sides.
  • Add the bone broth to the pot and squeeze in juice from limes, and bring to boil.
  • Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and transfer to a bowl, then use 2 forks to shred it completely.
  • Add the chicken back to soup, then add coconut milk.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, then boil for 10 minutes until the soup is slightly reduced and thickened. 
  • Garnish as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 825mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 19.5% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 18.8%

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.