Just a few short hours in your crock pot and with this easy slower cooker chicken fajitas recipe you will have perfectly cooked chicken and tender bell peppers and onion ready to layer in a tortilla and top with your favorite toppings.
Looking to mix it up on your next Taco Tuesday? Try these easy slow cooker chicken fajitas. This recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply prep your peppers and onions, toss with your chicken breasts and fajita (or taco) seasoning in your crockpot and set it and forget it.
These fajitas will taste amazing with some Mexican rice and chips and salsa. It’s a fresh twist for Taco Tuesday!
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Traditional fajitas made in your slow cooker are a no-fuss no-muss alternative for your favorite Mexican dish. Slow cooker chicken fajitas are a perfect meal for any day of the week. Simply set your slow cooker and wait for the delectable aromas to fill your kitchen. The whole gang’s mouths will be watering in no time. Let’s get cooking!
How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Slow cooker chicken fajitas are a quick and easy meal when your family is craving a taste from south of the border! Simply slice up your bell peppers and onions, add to your slow cooker toss with the chicken breasts, and prepackaged fajita (or taco) seasoning, and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours. Could. Not. Be. Easier.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Slow cooker
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Green bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- Yellow bell pepper
- Yellow onion
- Fajita or taco seasoning
Tips for Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
How Do I Prevent My Chicken From Drying Out?
Well, good news. Slow cooker chicken fajitas are foolproof. Cooking chicken in a slow cooker the juices from the chicken and ALL of those veggies in there create a wet heat and you are essentially braising your chicken. The chicken will automatically stay moist when cooked using this method.
An additional tip to keeping your chicken moist is after the chicken is cooked and you have sliced or shredded your chicken, simply return it to the crockpot with the veggies and the perfectly seasoned cooking juices, and voila!
What are the Best Fajita Toppings?
Here is where the real fun begins. First and foremost, toppings for slow cooker chicken fajitas are entirely subjective. It is really all about your personal preference. It should also be noted these fajitas are pretty darn good as is so ultimately no toppings are necessary but let’s talk about some regardless.
Sour cream, guacamole, some shredded cheese. MWAH *chef’s kiss* Don’t have any guacamole or all of the ingredients on hand? Simply slice your avocados and layer on top of your fajita feelings.
A little squeeze of lime will add an additional level of acidity and create a more complex flavor profile one might not expect from just a little fresh juice from the lowly lime. Trust me. Give it a try. You’ll thank me.
Want to take your fajitas to the next level? A little fresh pico de gallo and a spoonful of black beans will hit the spot.
What type of tortilla should you use? Corn? Flour? Traditionally fajitas are served on flour tortillas but this is another place where personal preference comes into play.
Do you want your fajitas on corn tortillas? Go for it! Live! Adamantly opposed to tortillas (or simply dislike them) or also perhaps watching your gluten or carbs? Serve your fajita meat and veggies over a bed of greens and BOOM! you have a chicken fajita salad on your hands! Serve your fajitas over a bed of rice and you have a fajita rice bowl. Nom nom nom. Get crazy. Mix it up.
How Do I Make Beef Fajitas with This Recipe?
Don’t love a chicken fajita? No worries. A few easy modifications and you can use this recipe for shredded beef fajitas.
Simply substitute one and a half pounds of flank steak for the chicken breasts! season your beef, add the veggies and turn your crockpot to LOW setting and cook for 4-6 hours. Hold off adding your vegetables until half of the way through the cooking process.
If you add your peppers and onions at the start cooking process with the beef they will turn into a mushy mess long before the beef is done. After cooking remove the beef from the crockpot, shred the beef and return to the crockpot with your veggies and all those delicious fajita seasoned juices.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- Slow Cooker
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 or 4 usually
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 package fajita or taco seasoning
- Slice up peppers and onion and place on bottom of slow cooker
- Add chicken breasts and add seasoning
- Use wet hands to mix the seasoning into chicken and vegetables well. When done mixing, place chicken breasts on top of pepper and onions and set slow cooker on high and cook for 4 hours.
- When done, slice or shred chicken and serve on warm tortillas with sour cream, guacamole or your favorite salsa.
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