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Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is an easy chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

This Instant Pot dish uses chicken thighs and long grain rice loaded with peppers, cheese and fajita seasoning.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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This fajita chicken dish serves four and takes less than 40 minutes from start to finish.

To make this Instant Pot fajita chicken, I started by slicing some boneless, skinless chicken thighs into strips.

raw chicken thigh strips on a cutting board

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.

I added a dab of margarine to the pot.

dab of margarine in an Instant Pot

Then I added the strips of chicken to the pot.

chicken thigh strips in an Instant Pot

I cooked the chicken for a couple minutes and then added two packets of fajita seasoning to the pot.

fajita seasoning on top of chicken thigh strips in an Instant Pot

I stirred the chicken around until it was well coated in the fajita seasoning.

strips of chicken thighs coated in fajita seasoning in an Instant Pot

Then I left the chicken to continue cooking, stirring occasionally.

When the Instant Pot turned off the chicken was still partially pink.

I added some condensed chicken broth to the pot and stirred well, being sure to gently scrape up any fajita seasoning that was stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Then I added some water to the pot.

chicken thigh strips, broth and fajita seasoning in an Instant Pot

I added some long grain white rice.

long grain white rice on top of chicken and liquid in an Instant Pot

I gently pushed the rice down until it was submerged in the liquid.

rice and chicken submerged in liquid in an Instant Pot

Then I added some condensed cream of chicken soup, diced red peppers, diced green peppers and diced onions to the pot.

diced red peppers, diced green peppers and diced onions on top of chicken and broth in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 8 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking I left it to do a natural release for 3 minutes.

Then I turned the steam release handle to the venting position and finished with a quick release.

cooked red and green peppers in liquid in an Instant Pot

After removing the lid from the Instant Pot I stirred all of the ingredients together.

Then I added some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot.

shredded mozzarella and cheddar on top of chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

This cheesy chicken dish is a hearty dinner perfect for any time of year.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious chicken thigh recipe, then you need to try this Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice!

You could also make this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you prefer.

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Fajita Chicken and Rice is a delicious pressure cooker chicken thigh recipe loaded with peppers and fajita seasoning.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 oz fajita seasoning (2 packets)
  • 10.5 oz condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 10.5 oz condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • 1 cup green peppers, diced
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken thighs into strips.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less 7 minutes.
  3. Add a dab of butter or margarine to the pot.
  4. Add the strips of chicken to the pot and spread them out.
  5. After a couple minutes, add the fajita seasoning to the pot.
  6. Stir until the chicken is well coated in the seasoning.
  7. Leave the chicken to cook, stirring occasionally until the Instant Pot turns off.
  8. The chicken will still be partially pink.
  9. Add the condensed chicken broth to the pot and stir, gently scraping any stuck fajita seasoning off the bottom of the pot.
  10. Add the water and the long grain rice.
  11. Gently push the rice down until it is submerged in the liquid.
  12. Add the condensed cream of chicken soup, diced red peppers, diced green peppers and diced onions.
  13. Do not stir!
  14. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 8 minutes.
  15. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, leave it to do a natural release for 3 minutes.
  16. After 3 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position and finish with a quick release.
  17. Remove the lid and stir all of the ingredients together.
  18. Add the shredded mozzarella and cheddar to the pot.
  19. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  20. Serve immediately.
  21. Enjoy!

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