Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

01.30.2015

This Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas recipe is the simplified lazy version of fajitas. Still all the delicious flavors without as much hassle! Plus it’s great for busy days so you can come home to dinner already ready!

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I always love to order fajitas at Mexican restaurants but I don’t make them at home often.

I just wanted a lazier way to make them without having to marinade and so forth, so today I’m sharing this incredibly easy to prepare version of fajitas. Here the slow cooker does almost all the work.

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And not only that, cooking it in the slow cooker allows plenty of time to meld the flavors together and really soak into the chicken and veggies, and it will leave you with perfectly tender chicken every time.

I absolutely love this simplified fajita recipe! It makes for a great weeknight dinner and definitely a crowd pleasing meal!

It makes plenty too so you may be lucky enough to have left overs for lunch the next day!

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Add half of the tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic (if you want the peppers more tender-crisp add them during the last 30 minutes or so instead).

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Top with chicken.

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Add the seasoning.

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Top with tomatoes.

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And more of those tomatoes and veggies. The set the slow cooker and easy as that!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

4.8 from 20 votes

The easiest chicken fajitas recipe! Yet they are still so tender and flavorful. Cooking the mixture in the slow cooker really allows the flavors to blend for such a delicious dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: easy chicken fajitas, slow cooker Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 red , orange and green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large yellow onion , halved and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • For serving:
  • Flour tortillas , sour cream, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, monterrey jack or cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Pour half of the canned tomatoes into the bottom of a slow cooker and spread into an even layer. Top with half of the peppers and half of the onions. Sprinkle garlic in. Top with chicken breasts.
  2. In a bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Evenly sprinkle half of the seasoning over chicken breasts then flip chicken and sprinkle in remainder. Top with remaining half of the tomatoes, then layer in remaining peppers and onions.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH heat 3 - 4 hours or low heat 6 - 8 hours, until chicken has cooked through and veggies are tender (note that if you want to be able to cut chicken into strips cook more near lesser time on HIGH or LOW, otherwise it will probably just shred, which is also fine).
  4. Remove chicken, and cut into strips, or shred. Ladle out 1 cup of the broth in slow cooker (mostly tomato liquid) and discard. 
  5. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice and honey and add to slow cooker along with chicken and season with additional salt to taste if desired. Gently toss. Serve warm in warmed tortillas with sour cream and optional guacamole, cheese and salsa.

  6. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 797mg 33%
Potassium 853mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 25.5%
Vitamin C 45.4%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 17.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

253 comments

  • chelsea: So do I add water? How do u get all the juice May 1, 2015 at 9:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You don’t need to add any water, the juices mostly come from the tomatoes and peppers. May 2, 2015 at 10:25am Reply

      • Tabitha: can i use a mccormick chicken fajita seasoning pack instead? February 2, 2016 at 8:20am Reply

        • Ali: I have used the recipe as is and using seasoning packets and there is no difference :-). I usually use a packet of taco seasoning. March 14, 2018 at 8:49am Reply

      • Kara J: Can this be made in an Instant Pot? August 1, 2018 at 11:28am Reply

        • Jaclyn: I haven’t tried so I can’t say for sure. But my guess is yes it could convert to instant pot you may need a little broth though so the instant pot can come up to pressure. August 2, 2018 at 5:41pm Reply

  • Dave Brower: Smear some refried beans and rice on the tortilla before loading on the chicken & veggies. Add a little salsa, some shredded cheese, sour cream and a slice of avocado.
    Repeat. April 29, 2015 at 4:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Can’t go wrong with that :)! April 29, 2015 at 5:52pm Reply

      • Samantha: Hi I’m actually cooking this now and was wondering when do I add the lemon juice and hunny after its cooked or right before it’s finished? August 11, 2015 at 7:57pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: The lime and honey go in after it has finished cooking. Hope you love it! August 11, 2015 at 9:40pm Reply

          • Elisa: Is there a reason it doesn’t go in the whole time? January 31, 2017 at 10:39pm

  • Valerie: Delicious! Also wanted to say this was a perfect Sunday dinner. I put it on before we left for church and came home to the mouthwatering aroma of fajitas. The whole family loved it. Thank you! March 9, 2015 at 8:35am Reply

    • Tenika: Thus is what Im planning to do! January 20, 2018 at 7:12am Reply

  • Danielle: Made these Sunday night. They were delicious! I will be omitting the honey next time, however. February 24, 2015 at 12:12pm Reply

    • Kristen: Can I ask why you would leave out the honey? Making this tonight and a few in my house aren’t fond of honey and if it would taste fine without it, I may omit it? April 3, 2015 at 11:27am Reply

      • michelle: I am leaving out the honey as well, as I am counting carbs. March 12, 2016 at 3:40pm Reply

        • Lynn: Because honey is so high in carbs… February 11, 2018 at 6:18pm Reply

  • Justine: I’m going to make this this weekend, can’t wait! Thinking of adding black beans to the mix too. Thanks for the recipe! February 23, 2015 at 2:56pm Reply

  • Leslie: Chicken fajita’s are my favorite! Look how pretty they are in your slow cooker. January 30, 2015 at 1:47pm Reply

  • Stephanie Hartley: These look so good! Definitely going to have to whip a batch up for my housemates soon January 30, 2015 at 11:41am Reply

  • Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss: These look fantastic :) Fajitas are SO good, but I also never feel like marinating. This solves that problem! January 30, 2015 at 10:14am Reply

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