Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas + Video

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Crock pot chicken fajitas combine seasoned meat with fresh peppers, tomatoes, and onion for one tasty meal. Make some for dinner or a game day feast!

plate of chicken fajitas

The best part of this slow cooker chicken fajita recipe is that you can set it and forget it! Just layer everything and turn it on – when you come back, you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you.

Want more hands-off dinner options? Try this incredible taco soup or my cheater pork carnitas.

I also have an easy pasta salad recipe with similar fajita flavors, but featuring tender strips of steak instead of poultry. Prepare it fresh or make it the day before to save some time!

slices of white onion, red bell peppers and tomatoes on cutting board

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas – Tips and Tricks

  • Wear gloves. The oil in jalapenos and other spicy peppers can cause irritations if spread to your face.

    Put on some disposable gloves when handling the peppers and remove them before moving on to the rest of your prep.
  • Leave it all day! The longer the meat cooks, the more tender it becomes. Set it to low in the morning and you’ll have delicious pulled chicken by dinnertime.
  • Use New Mexico chile powder. It has an earthy, sweet flavor and subtle, spicy heat for a truly authentic flavor. Find it in the international aisle in bulk bags or online here.
  • Want some sauce? Once everything is cooked, drain the liquid from the crockpot into a saucepan on the stove.

    Simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, then drizzle over your crock pot chicken fajitas!

RECIPE VIDEO ????

Watch the video in the recipe card at the bottom of this post to see how easy it is to make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas!

adding chicken breast to slow cooker for crock pot chicken fajitas

Serving Suggestions

Pile everything onto warm tortillas and top with all of your favorites – sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, and salsa!

Add a side of beans and rice to round out your plate or make a big bowl of my street corn salad for a fresh alternative.

You can also stretch leftover crock pot chicken fajitas with this one pot pasta recipe! Skip to step 3 and have another meal on the table in 20 minutes!

crockpot chicken fajitas recipe ingredients in slow cooker

FAQ – Common Recipe Questions

Can I use store bought taco seasoning instead?

Yes, though I highly recommend homemade because the flavors are so much more intense!

To achieve the same amount of flavor, you will need 1 ½ to 2 packets of your favorite taco seasoning.

How long will leftovers last in the refrigerator?

The blend of meat and veggies will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. Keep in mind that the veggies will continue to soften the longer they sit.

Reheat the mixture in the microwave or on the stove before spooning it into warm tortillas.

Can I double this slow cooker chicken fajita recipe?

Absolutely! You’ll need a 6 or 7-quart crockpot so everything fits, but it’s the perfect recipe for feeding a crowd.

adding chopped meat to crock pot chicken fajitas

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas + Video

Donna Elick
Crock pot chicken fajitas combine seasoned meat with fresh peppers, tomatoes, and onion for one tasty meal. Make some for dinner or a game day feast!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8

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 ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • 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 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.
  • 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!

Video

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 398cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 752mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published November 2015, updated and republished December 2021

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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

  2. 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!

  3. 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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