Monday, February 20, 2017

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas (With VIDEO)

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!

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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.

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Helpful Tips to make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas:

  • 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. 
  • Why New Mexico Chile Powder? It has a deep dark reddish brown color and features an earthy, sweet flavor and subtle, spicy heat. It is mildly hot and absolutely perfect in this. It creates a truly authentic flavor! New Mexico Chili Powder can be found in the international aisle in the bulk bags or on Amazon. if you are afraid the heat will be too much you can use half New Mexico Chili Powder and 1/2 regular chili powder.

    What you will need to make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas:

    • Slow Cooker - the slow cooker is almost my most used kitchen appliance, especially during fall/winter! It's just so convenient, and lets face it, it makes comfort food taste even better!
    • New Mexico Chile PowderThis is one of my favorite spices. See the notes above.
    Enjoy!
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    See how easy this Crockpot Chicken Fajitas is to make. Watch the video!!!

      





    Yield: 8

    Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

    Lazy Day 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!
    prep time: 5 MINScook time: 3 hourtotal time: 3 hours and 5 mins

    Ingredients

    • 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 
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
    • 1 lime
    Homemade Taco Seasoning
    • 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

    Instructions

    1. Add half of the peppers, onions, jalapenos and tomatoes to the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker.
    2. 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.
    3. Add garlic and remaining jalepenos 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. 
    4. 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.
    5. 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. 
    6. Serve and enjoy!

    DONNA'S NOTES

    1. 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. 




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    7 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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    3. Oh, I love chicken dishes. In fact, I just made some Chicken Cacciatore the other day, following this recipe I found on the internet last week. It was divine!

      Can't wait to try making these Chicken Fajitas next. Thanks for sharing!

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    4. I think a couple of canned chipotles would be great in this!

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    5. Hey there! Your recipe is really nice. I love how easy it is to prepare, I'm dying to try it. Thank you for posting! =D

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    6. Do You add any liquid at all to the crock pot?

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