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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

I don’t know about anyone else, but during this quarantine I have like no time. None. Zip. Zero. So I have been heavily relying on my crockpot for lots of meals. I made chicken fajitas and everyone loved it! (Ok, Noah didn’t eat the green peppers, but still…the chicken went).

Crockpot chicken fajitas is easy and something you can make in the crockpot in the morning and it's ready by dinner time.

We also had some leftovers the next day and I threw it on a salad. It was delicious. I don’t know if chicken fajita salad is a thing, but it should be!

There are so many variation of recipes out there, but this is one is pretty simple. You could definitely use red or yellow peppers, but personally, I like green peppers this best. I also like to add chipotle peppers, but this is definitely optional. It just adds a little kick, but not overpowering.

If you make it, let me see it @thechicagogoodlife. If you also need some other recipes, there are a few more here. Almost everything I make it under 30 minutes and super easy, because seriously who has more time right?!

Oh and if you need a crockpot, here is ours from Amazon. We’ve had it for years and I love it. We don’t have an Instapot because I can’t quite part with this crockpot yet. If you like your instapot, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Cook the fajitas on low for 3 hours and add the peppers for one additional hour.
Add topping like avocado, sour cream or salsa to the fajitas once they are done.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 3 green peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 chipotle pepper (you could use more, but it can make it spicy for the kids!)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeeze lemon
  • 6 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.

  2. Add chicken, onions and all seasonings.

  3. Add 1/2 cup of water to cover the chicken and seasonings

  4. Cook on high for 3 hours.

  5. Shred the chicken. It should easily be shredded after cooking for 3 hours.

  6. Add green peppers for one additional hour. Cook on low.

  7. Add toppings like salsa, hot sauce or sour cream.

And that’s it! These chicken fajitas are an easy way to make a big dinner everyone likes. It’s something you can throw on in the morning and leave it on warm until dinner.

Let me know what you think and let me know if you make it!

Until the next time,

Christine

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