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The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! Slow cooker chicken fajitas are the PERFECT weeknight meal!!

Okay. It’s October. Has anyone started Christmas shopping yet? No, please don’t tell me. I don’t really feel like freaking out right now even though I’m already getting slightly anxious about Christmas gifts. Like I do every year because it’s just so hard to buy gifts for people. I’m all about the gift cards. Specifically Amazon gift cards because Amazon = buy all the things + Kindle books.

Anyway. The past two days I’ve been taking an internal training class and it’s called “Fierce Conversations.” It’s basically teaching you how to have difficult but necessary conversations with people you work with and be fierce about it without coming off like Mr. Douchepants. I know some people that need this class more than others. COUGHCOUGH. Moving on. It’s one of those classes that builds your conversational skills and I think everyone should be required to take it.

The best part of class happened yesterday. The instructor was like, “when you think of fierce, what do you think of?” and some lady in the back of the room yelled….



The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! Slow cooker chicken fajitas are the PERFECT weeknight meal!!

The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! Slow cooker chicken fajitas are the PERFECT weeknight meal!!

Do you want a super easy slow cooker dinner dish that you can basically set and forget? Of course you do! I mean, who doesn’t?

This literally involves….nothing.

Zero effort and 100% flavor and lots of yum.

You’ve gotta make this to switch up taco night! You’ll come to home a wonderful smelling pot of slow cooker chicken fajitas. And that my friends is how you impress your family with dinner. ;)

The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! Slow cooker chicken fajitas are the PERFECT weeknight meal!!

The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! Slow cooker chicken fajitas are the PERFECT weeknight meal!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! The PERFECT weeknight meal!!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • ½ cup (118 ml) chicken stock
  • 5 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup (260 g) salsa, (mild, medium, or spicy - whatever you prefer)
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

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  • Add the chicken stock to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the remaining ingredients through salsa into the slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  • Place chicken breasts on top.
  • Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to top of the chicken breasts.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken shreds easily.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred.
  • Add the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and toss everything together.
  • Serve with flour tortillas and whatever toppings you like!

Recipe Notes

At the end of the cooking process, the top of the chicken will look black, like it's burned or something - don't's just the seasoning blackening. Once you turn the chicken over and 'wash' it in the liquid in the slow cooker, it'll all be ok :)


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 132 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 13 g | Fat: 2 g | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 8 g

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, slow cooker recipes
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Friday 31st of October 2014

There have been christmas lights up here in Amsterdam since the first week of October. I can't take it ! But I'll take some fajitas :)

Lea Andersen

Tuesday 28th of October 2014

This slow cooker chicken fajitas is perfect. Now I know what to prepare for xmas. I love using slow cooker, there are so many benefits that you can get, I read that slow cooker can help you save time effort and money. It's also nice that you don't need to add oil, the content won't catch as long as there's enough moisture in there.


Tuesday 28th of October 2014

I hope you and everyone enjoy this for Christmas! I agree - I LOVE my slow cooker!! I use it a ton lately!

Katie Poling

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Did you or could you use frozen chicken breasts for this? Looks like a very yummy recipe!


Thursday 16th of October 2014

I didn't use frozen chicken breasts but I imagine you could. You might want to cook it a bit longer and reduce the liquid since frozen chicken will give off more liquid.


Monday 13th of October 2014

Place the ingredients through salsa?? I dont understand this step.


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

I didn't want to type out all the ingredients again so that was an abbreviated way of saying all the ingredients before and including the salsa. So...chicken stock, bell peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, and salsa.


Sunday 12th of October 2014

I'm a newlywed. We received 3 or 4 (i can't remember now) slow-cookers as gifts. Thanks for the recipe!


Saturday 22nd of November 2014

You poor thing, or is it lucky girl? Either way you look at it, you WIN! I'd hold onto one in case one dies. Maybe you could give one to a needy family during the holidays, or even a soup kitchen nearby. Happy slow-cooking!