Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


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!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas | Cooking Classy

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.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas | Cooking Classy

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!

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas in a slow cooker

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).

Chicken breasts in a slow cooker for making Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Top with chicken.

Fajita seasoning in a slow cooker for making Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Add the seasoning.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas in a slow cooker ready to cook

Top with tomatoes.

Pepper on top of chicken in a slow cooker to make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas in a slow cooker ready to be eaten

Tips And Variations

  • serve with tortillas, sour cream, salsa and guacamole
  • add more or less chili according to preference
  • store leftovers in the fridge for 1 to 2 days
  • bring leftovers to room temperature and enjoy with salad for lunch or reheat until chicken is piping hot and serve as above.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

4.81 from 42 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!

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes


  • 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:
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Sour cream, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, monterrey jack or cheddar cheese


  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 about 3 hours or low heat 5 - 6 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.

Recipe Notes

  • Originally listed as 3 - 4 hours on high,  7 - 8 hours on low. Unless your slow cooker cooks really low they shouldn't need that much time.
  • Extra toppings not included in nutritional info.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1007mg 42%
Potassium 1082mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 67.6%
Vitamin C 151.7%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 24.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Chicken Fajitas, Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Calories: 432 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Nancy: Great! I did use a package of taco seasoning and added the spices which were not in the package. I always appreciate a well-written recipe and directions. They were very good and I, with the exception of the spices, followed the recipe. Since we have Andy empty nest, we have leftovers! June 21, 2019 at 3:31pm Reply

  • Alisha Hightower: Do the nutrition facts include a tortilla or no? I see toppings aren’t included, but wanted to clarify…

    I have made these a handful of times now and they are PERFECT. May 22, 2019 at 11:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes includes tortillas. So glad you like the recipe! May 22, 2019 at 11:56am Reply

  • Linda Morrison: This is the second time I’ve made these. Delicious recipe, and one I’ll make from now on. May 18, 2019 at 11:32am Reply

  • Kate: Do I drain the tomato/chilies can? May 3, 2019 at 7:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: No. Hope you love it! May 3, 2019 at 9:12pm Reply

  • Sue: Very good, did not change a thing. May 2, 2019 at 2:41pm Reply

  • Christina: Any sub for the honey? I’m all out 😯 April 22, 2019 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can just omit it. Hope you enjoy! April 22, 2019 at 4:29pm Reply

    • Danielle: I added some brown sugar with the seasonings cause I like them sweet and it was AMAZING May 5, 2019 at 7:03pm Reply

  • Mrs. Phillips: I want to make sure I can slice the chicken instead of shredding but I’m confused at the statement “cook more near lesser time”. Do I cook more chicken for less time? That’s my assumed interpretation but just making sure. Thank you! April 13, 2019 at 11:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry maybe the words “closer to” instead of “more near” would be more fitting. So cook closer to that lower time. April 13, 2019 at 11:15am Reply

      • Mrs. Phillips: Ahhh!!! Perfect!! Thank you. :) that makes sense. I’m excited to try this tonight. April 13, 2019 at 12:50pm Reply

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