These CROCKPOT CHICKEN FAJITAS are just about as easy as it gets when it comes to dinner and your family will devour them! It only takes a few minutes to toss everything into the slow cooker and dinner is done a few hours later!
As you all have possibly noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with Mexican flavors.
It’s true that we eat some sort of Mexican food at least once a week, but it’s usually quite a bit more often than that.
My fried tacos are a serious favorite among everyone who’s tried them. Have you made them yet??
This crockpot chicken fajita recipe is totally easy and one we’ve been making for years. I love that you just toss everything in the slow cooker and then walk away. Your house starts smelling divine and you come home to this amazing dinner.
These slow cooker chicken fajitas are made with just a few simple ingredients. You’ve got to try this recipe!
Plus, these are the perfect excuse to make our homemade pico de gallo. The best topping for fajitas!
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas Ingredients:
Chicken – Our family prefers chicken breasts, but you could also use chicken thighs.
Salsa – Jarred salsa is fine, of course, but we absolutely love our restaurant style salsa and make it every chance we get!
Seasoning – Garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and lime make for some flavorful fajitas.
Veggies – You’ll add bell peppers and onions right to the crockpot.
Serving – We like to serve these crockpot fajitas with soft flour tortillas, homemade guacamole, cilantro, pico de gallo, and cheese.
Why We Love These Chicken Fajitas!
We love to eat fajitas, but sometimes we’re too busy or too tired to break out the grill. This crockpot recipe is so easy because you can toss everything in the slow cooker and go about your day until they are done. Plus the chicken gets extra tender and full of flavor as it slow cooks in the seasoning!
How To Make Chicken Fajitas:
Chicken & Veggies: For my crockpot chicken fajitas recipe, you’ll start with some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slices of bell peppers, onions, and minced garlic!
This is supposed to be an easy chicken fajitas recipe so that’s why we are using the crockpot instead of grilling or baking the chicken and veggies! It’ll make for tender and juicy fajitas!
You can use any color of pepper that you have on hand – this time around, I went with red and orange. We prefer them over green, but you can do whatever you like.
Add all of those goodies, along with your favorite salsa, to your slow cooker and then move on to making the easy chicken fajita seasoning!
Chicken Fajita Seasoning: Okay, this is just as easy as a packet of seasoning and it works perfectly in this chicken fajita recipe!
You’ll just combine paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper in a little bowl and then sprinkle it in the slow cooker.
Because we’re also seasoning our fajitas with salsa, we don’t need a ton of spices. I like easy, don’t you?
Slow cooker chicken fajitas are ready sooner than you’d think for a crock pot meal! You can do these on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
Please keep in mind that every slow cooker cooks differently, so if yours runs hotter or colder than mine you will need to adjust your cooking time. The good news is it’s hard to overcook chicken in a slow cooker!
Top & Serve: When the slow cooker chicken fajitas have finished cooking, shred apart all that tasty chicken and squirt some lime juice over the mix and stir to combine. Finally, turn these into some amazing fajitas topped with cheese, guacamole, cilantro, or whatever you like!
Traditionally, chicken should be sliced into strips before cooking. However, this is a crockpot recipe, so we’re just placing whole chicken breasts into the slow cooker (easy!) and then shredding it up with a fork after cooking.
Yes! Slow cookers set to low will cook at at least 190 degrees, which is a safe temperature for cooking chicken.
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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups salsa jarred or homemade
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 bell peppers any color
- 1 sweet onion
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Tortillas, guacamole, cilantro, pico de gallo, cheese – for serving
- Add the chicken to a slow cooker set to high.
- Slice the pepper and onion into strips and add to the slow cooker.
- Add the salsa, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to to the slow cooker.
- Stir the mixture to combine.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours, or until chicken easily shreds with a fork.
- Squirt lime juice over the fajitas and stir to combine.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.