Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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Crockpot chicken fajitas are just about as easy as it gets when it comes to dinner! Toss everything in to your slow cooker and walk away! 

slow cooker chicken fajitas on wooden board

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??

We also love enchiladas (like this chicken enchilada casserole!), burritos, and fajitas!

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!

chicken fajitas in crockpot

How to make chicken fajitas:

You could, of course, make them on the stove top or grill with sliced chicken and peppers and a little seasoning.

I’ve made them in the oven with great success, too.

But this easy chicken fajitas recipe is where it’s at!

For my crockpot chicken fajitas, you’ll start with some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slices of bell peppers, onions, and minced garlic.

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 (try my Chili’s salsa recipe), to your slow cooker and then whip up the easy chicken fajita seasoning.

crockpot chicken fajitas

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?

Crock pot chicken fajitas are ready quicker 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.

chicken fajitas in tortilla

Please keep in mind that every slow cooker cooks differently, so if yours runs hotter or colder than mine, you’ll need to adjust your cooking time. The good news is that it’s really hard to overcook chicken in a slow cooker, so if you need to let it go longer, that’s generally no problem at all!

Be sure to try my taco casserole too! It’s a fun new take on taco night.

Give this easy chicken fajitas recipe and let me know what you think! Tag me on Instagram at #bunsinmyoven or @bunsinmyoven so I can see your dinner! Also, feel free to join my Facebook group where we can all share what we’ve got cooking and help troubleshoot or share recipes! Join here!

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings

 These crockpot chicken fajitas are one of the easiest recipes to make! Just toss everything into your slow cooker and walk away!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups prepared 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

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken to a slow cooker set to high.
  2. Slice the pepper and onion into strips and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the salsa, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to to the slow cooker.
  4. Stir the mixture to combine.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours, or until chicken easily shreds with a fork. 
  6. Squirt lime juice over the fajitas and stir to combine.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings. 

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Recipe Notes

 

Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 299kcal Calories from fat 47
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 1076mg 45%
Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 12g
Protein 42g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g