Crockpot Chicken Fajitas


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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are an easy, weeknight slow cooker dinner that comes together with just a few simple ingredients! Chicken breasts are tossed in crockpot with sliced peppers and spices to create this mouthwatering dish!

Crockpot recipes are a lifesaver around here, regardless of whether it’s busy school weeknights or the middle of summer holiday chaos. Turning a traditional chicken fajita recipe into a slow cooker meal is great for busy weeknights and a favorite with the whole family!

Chicken fajitas with peppers and a sauce cooking in a white crockpot with rice and cilantro on the side

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas:

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are a dump and go recipe. Once everything is in the pot, they just hang out until they’re done, and you really don’t have to do anything to serve them.

  1. Add chicken breasts and broth to crockpot. Season well with homemade chicken fajita seasoning (see recipe below).
  2. Add vegetables and sprinkle with remaining seasoning.
  3. Spread salsa on top in a thin even layer to keep everything moist.
  4. Cover and cook.

When it comes to cooking, the exact time will depend on your preferences and how your slow cooker cooks. I’ve found 4 hours on low to be lots, and you could also cook for 2 hours on high.

If you need to leave it longer, be sure that your slow cooker switches to keep it warm once the cooking time is over.

crockpot chicken fajitas with peppers, salsa and sour cream on white platter with rice and tortillas in the background

Can I Make These Chicken Fajitas on the Stovetop?

Yes! You can easily make these fajitas on the stove if you don’t have a slow cooker. Or while the weather is still nice, try making grilled chicken fajitas on the barbecue! Or try fajitas in the oven!

Simply add all of your ingredients to a large saucepan with a lid, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes until your chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.

Let chicken breasts rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes before slicing.

two crock pot chicken fajitas with peppers in tortilla with cilantro, sour cream, salsa and rice in the background

What to Serve With These Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas:

Grab some corn or flour tortillas, and whatever toppings you enjoy with crockpot fajitas, and you’re set! Some of our favorite things to serve with these Chicken Fajitas are:

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Review Recipe

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ashley Fehr
Course Chicken, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Mexican
These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are an easy, weeknight slow cooker dinner that come together with just a few simple ingredients!

Equipment

  • Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomato salsa

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, cumin and cayenne pepper.

  2. In a 2.5-4 quart crockpot, add broth and chicken breasts in a single layer. Sprinkle chicken with half of the seasoning.
  3. Top with peppers and onion and season with remaining seasoning mix.

  4. Add salsa and spread into a thin layer on top of the peppers.
  5. Put the lid on and cook on low for 3-4 hours, or on high for 2 hours, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F degrees.

  6. Serve with tortillas, salsa, rice, sour cream, and cheese as desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 162, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 1164mg, Potassium: 758mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 1785%, Vitamin C: 120.8%, Calcium: 40%, Iron: 1.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Ashley is a high school teacher turned food blogger and a mother of 3 beautiful girls. She loves to get creative in the kitchen and doesn’t always like to follow The Rules. Ashley shares a combo of healthier main dishes, baked goods and decadent desserts and believes in enjoying all the foods you love in moderation (and sometimes without ;) ).

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