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Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

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Tequila, Lime and Bell Peppers make this Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe a hit! Top it off with sour cream for a delicious dinner!
Sous-Vide-Tequila-Lime-Chicken-Fajitas-My Instant Pot has been a lifesaver cooking meals in no time especially on busy nights. One of my favorite meals besides the skinny garlic chicken are these Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas. They are low in carbs, flavorful and done quickly.

Tequila-Lime-Chicken-FajitasFor this recipe you’ll need an Instant Pot and a vacuum sealer to keep the flavors and juices inside the chicken and veggies for an amazing taste. Now on to the recipe!

Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

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Ingredients

Serves 8

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 oz tequila
2 oz lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (depending on heat desired)
1/4 tsp black pepper
Small bunch of cilantro
2 each: red, yellow, and green peppers
1 large yellow onion
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 – 3/4 cup chicken broth (if required)
Low carb tortillas

Directions

Preheat your Instant Pot Ultra or immersion circulator to 165 degrees F.

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To make the chicken, combine all spices, olive oil, tequila, and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into a Sous vide bag. Add the chicken, turning it in the bag several times to thoroughly coat. Add the cilantro and seal the bag.

Note: It’s important to remove as much air as possible. Vacuum sealing is preferred, but not necessary as you can also use the water displacement method. To do this, slowly lower the bag into the water, keeping the open top above the surface. The water pressure will force the air out of the bag, allowing you to seal it once removed.

cut-up-peppers-and-onionFor the peppers and onion, slice them into strips. Halve the onion, and cut to similar size as the pepper strips, breaking apart any larger chunks that stick together.

Toss the veggie strips in a large bowl with the olive oil, add to a separate Sous vide bag, and vacuum seal. If that isn’t an option, you can add a scant 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chicken broth to the veggies, allowing you to use the water displacement method to effectively remove the air.

how-to-cook-chicken-in-instant-potSubmerge both bags in the Instant Pot, close the lid, and set for 1 hour. Just before it is done, preheat your broiler. Once finished, carefully remove both bags and pat dry.

saute-the-chicken-and-peppersUsing a broiler pan, or similar sheet, cut open the veggies discarding the broth if used and spread them evenly on the pan, leaving room for the chicken. Remove the chicken, discard the cilantro, and place next to the veggies.

Broil for 2-4 minutes or until just starting to brown and char, turn the chicken, mix the veggies with tongs, and broil for another couple minutes.

how-to-slice-up-chickenTransfer the chicken to a cutting board, then slice thinly against the grain. Serve on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.

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How to Make Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

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Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Tequila and Lime make this Instant Pot Sous Vide Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe a hit!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (depending on heat desired)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • 2 each: red, yellow, and green peppers
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup chicken broth (if required)
  • Low carb tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Instant Pot Ultra or immersion circulator to 165 degrees F.
  2. To make the chicken, combine all spices, olive oil, tequila, and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into a Sous vide bag. Add the chicken, turning it in the bag several times to thoroughly coat. Add the cilantro and seal the bag.
  3. For the peppers and onion, slice the peppers into strips. Halve the onion, and cut to similar size as the pepper strips, breaking apart any larger chunks that stick together.
  4. Toss the veggie strips in a large bowl with the olive oil, add to another Sous vide bag, and seal -vacuum sealing is preferred. If that isn’t an option, you can add a scant 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chicken broth to the veggies, allowing you to use the water displacement method to effectively remove the air.
  5. Submerge both bags in the Instant Pot, close the lid, and set for 1 hour. Just before it is done, preheat your broiler. Once finished, carefully remove both bags and pat dry.
  6. Using a broiler pan, or similar sheet, cut open the veggies discarding the broth if used and spread them evenly over the pan, leaving room for the chicken. Remove the chicken, discard the cilantro, and place next to the veggies.
  7. Broil for approximately 2-4 minutes or until just starting to brown and char, turn the chicken, mix the veggies with tongs, and broil for another couple minutes.
  8. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, then slice thinly against the grain. Serve on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Note: It’s important here to remove as much air as possible. Vacuum sealing is preferred, but not necessary as you can also use the water displacement method. To do this, slowly lower the bag into the water, keeping the open top above the surface. The water pressure will force the air out of the bag, allowing you to seal it once removed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

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