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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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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….

BEYONCÉ.

Hahaha

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

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 6 hr Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Serves 4 -6     adjust servings

The easiest, no-effort, slow cooker dish ever! The PERFECT weeknight meal!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 5 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or spicy - whatever you prefer)
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

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

Recipe Notes

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 fret..it'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 :)

 

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Posted on October 01, 2014

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  1. 10/01/2014 at 7:54 am

    Wonderful! I have been using my slow cooker a lot lately, and we made your enchilada soup last week. It was delicious….and barely fit in our slow cooker! I am sure this will be just as good….although I will have to add some major carbs in here, starting to stock up for chicago!

  2. 10/01/2014 at 8:30 am

    BEYONCE. Too, too funny!!! Love these fajitas–Mexican-inspired recipes are always a win at our house!

  3. 10/01/2014 at 8:48 am

    Perfect weeknight dinner idea! We love Mexican food night!

  4. 10/01/2014 at 9:08 am

    Great slow cooker meal!

  5. Yuuummm!! I can’t wait to break out my new slow cooker :)

  6. 10/01/2014 at 9:40 am

    BAHAHA!. Beyonce. So flipping funny. Oh, and these fajitas are getting actioned this weekend!

  7. 10/01/2014 at 10:21 am

    Such a great recipe for the entire family!

  8. 10/01/2014 at 11:08 am

    im so excited to see slow cooker recipes pop up everywhere!

  9. 10/01/2014 at 11:14 am

    Yep, I have started. Sorry. This dish-gimme!!! I love it.

  10. 10/01/2014 at 4:47 pm

    these are perfect for our family- they look so delicious!

  11. 10/01/2014 at 6:03 pm

    This looks amazing!

  12. 10/02/2014 at 11:38 am

    Looks fabulous and so easy that definitely need to put it on the menu!
    Pinned.
    Enjoy the beautiful day!

  13. 10/02/2014 at 9:29 pm

    Christmas shopping?!?! Ha! I can barely figure out what I’m going to do this weekend! Maybe I’ll have these fajitias, so easy and look delicious!

  14. 10/02/2014 at 10:03 pm

    So. THESE. I want them all. Every. Single. Night. Pinned!

  15. 10/08/2014 at 12:07 pm

    These look AMAZING. So perfect for weekend get togethers!

  16. 10/08/2014 at 2:19 pm

    I’m excited to announce that I’m almost finished my shopping. I started last year. I love that you made fajitas even easier by cooking them in the slow cooker. Double yum!

  17. nadia
    10/12/2014 at 12:30 am

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

    • Deb
      11/22/2014 at 5:29 pm

      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!

  18. kayla
    10/13/2014 at 8:01 pm

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

    • Julie
      10/14/2014 at 7:19 am

      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.

  19. Katie Poling
    10/15/2014 at 11:46 am

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

    • Julie
      10/16/2014 at 10:54 am

      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.

  20. 10/28/2014 at 4:44 am

    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.

    • Julie
      10/28/2014 at 7:51 am

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

  21. 10/31/2014 at 6:59 am

    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 :)

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