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!

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

4.82 from 22 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
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 432 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:
  • 12 6-inch 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

Recipe Notes

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.

265 comments

  • Stefanie: Mine has about an hour left…it smells wonderful! This is my first crock pot recipe and I’m so excited (I’ve recently been into getting into cooking and thought I would start with something that doesn’t seem super complicated)! Thank you for sharing :) August 7, 2018 at 3:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Stefanie! August 7, 2018 at 5:24pm Reply

  • Ashley S Hagensen: I don’t have a can of tomatoes. Can I just do some water and maybe a little squeeze of paste? August 7, 2018 at 8:57am Reply

  • Abigail Kloberdanz: Amazing! Used 6 med bell peppers. Almost doubled spices. 3 hours low. One more on high. Perfect moist 170 degree chicken. Skipped lime honey. July 29, 2018 at 6:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked the recipe, thanks for the 5 star review Abigail! July 30, 2018 at 9:58am Reply

  • Caitlin: Can I use frozen chicken breasts or do they need to be thawed prior? July 11, 2018 at 12:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d definitely thaw them first for this recipe. Hope you enjoy! July 11, 2018 at 1:18pm Reply

  • Lizzie Everett: Can this be put into container and frozen? July 6, 2018 at 1:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tested myself but I imagine that would be just fine. July 9, 2018 at 8:52pm Reply

  • Ann: These tasted amazing and were so easy to make. Our family loved them. June 17, 2018 at 12:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the 5 star feedback! June 18, 2018 at 2:40pm Reply

  • L Rosevelt: Instead of throwing broth out I used it to make rice. Yummy good recipe May 21, 2018 at 3:49pm Reply

  • Tara: Love this recipe.. my go to for fajitas. Has anyone made them with steak and chicken? If so how exactly did you add the steak in? May 14, 2018 at 7:17pm Reply

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