Monday, February 20, 2017

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas (With VIDEO)

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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are perfect for a fabulous no-fuss dinner! This simple recipe comes together in a flash. You simply layer the ingredients and go. It just about cooks itself. This dish is absolutely bursting with flavor and sure to be a go to in your house too!

Serve them with warm flour tortillas and Mexican rice and you may never go out to dinner again. This is surely destined to be our next game day dinner.



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I absolutely love fajitas and Chad and I order them every time we go to a Mexican restaurant and I still can't get enough. I have made them at home, but I was looking for a simple recipe that is no-fuss after a long day of work and I finally have it for you.  

I am always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas and I saw a video one day from Buzzfeed that showed taking the chicken out of the slow cooker after 3 hours on high to get chicken strips where as chicken at 8 hours on low will give you shredded chicken.

So I decided to give it a go.  I am usually too impatient to wait for cooking all day so I usually cook on high so this was absolutely perfect for my chicken fajitas dish I had been thinking about.

I started with the standard chicken fajita fixin's.  I started with my favorite salsa flavors (tomatoes, white onions, jalapeno, garlic and lime juice) and add the bell peppers. The chicken is seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning and that brings in the rest of the flavor party! This dish is very versatile, so feel free to use your favorites.

Needless to say these are my go to Chicken Fajitas. The chicken is moist and tender. This dish is bursting with flavor. I truly ate these fajitas for lunch every day for a week. They are so good I couldn't help myself. Enjoy.

With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours! 
Enjoy!
With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 
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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 5 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 3 Hours 5 Min

3 bell peppers, sliced (I used red, orange and yellow)
1 medium white onion, sliced
2 seeded and deveined jalapenos, diced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 1/2 - 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half (longways)
3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (recipe at bottom)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime

Add half of the peppers, onions, jalapenos and tomatoes to the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker.
Layer chicken on top of vegetables. Sprinkle 1/2 of taco seasoning over chicken breasts and flip them over. Season the other side with the remaining 1/2 of seasoning.

Add garlic and remaining jalapenos on top of chicken. Then add remaining vegetables. Squeeze lime juice over top. Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

Remove chicken from slow cooker and slice into strips. Return to slow cooker and mix with tongs. Allow to simmer in juices for 10 minutes.

You can drain extra liquid from slow cooker or transfer liquid to a saucepan and cook until reduce and use as a sauce on your fajitas.

Serve and enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES: The longer it cooks the more tender it will become. If you remove it sooner, you will be able to slice it. About 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Longer time will yield pulled chicken, which is equally delicious. If that is what you desire, remove chicken from slow cooker after long cook time and shred with 2 forks.

Homemade Taco Seasoning
YIELD 3 Tablespoons | Equals 1 store bought packet

1 tablespoon New Mexico chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Combine seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and use as taco seasoning.
I quadruple this recipe and store it in resealable jars for easy use.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2015 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

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3 comments:

  1. I am making the chili for dinner tonight. I will let you know how my family liked it. Also, would it be possible to add at the end of each recipe what the calories, fat, sodium, etc. are? Thanks! C. Rizzico

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  2. thumbs down. no "click for recipe" actally shows a recipe.

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    1. It's there, you just have to scroll down the page to get to it. Enjoy!

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