These super easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are sure to be a family favorite. Add this recipe to your list of Crockpot Chicken Recipes!
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Chicken fajitas, like these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite in my house, but sometimes, I need a meal that can cook all day while I am away from home and be ready when I walk in the door. On days like that, these Easy Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas are a go-to recipe!
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
Making chicken fajitas in the crock pot is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a healthy weeknight meal. Crock pot chicken fajitas are loaded with flavor and require minimal effort to make. Simply throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its magic. In no time, you’ll have a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family will love.
How do you make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas?
This is a really easy recipe that anyone can follow. First, you will need to gather your ingredients. This simple version of the recipe calls for only five ingredients:
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (get these delivered to your door from Perdue Farms)
- Tri Color Bell Peppers
- Chili Powder
Other Optional Ingredients
This is a basic recipe designed to get dinner on your table quickly and easily, but if you have some extra time, there are a few other ingredients you can add as you like:
- paprika (I prefer a smoked paprika for this recipe)
- garlic powder
- onion powder or chopped onions.
Kitchen Tools You Will Need
This is a super simple recipe for which you will only need a few kitchen tools:
Kitchen Art from Etsy
What kind of chicken should you use for crockpot chicken fajitas?
For this recipe you will need boneless skinless chicken breast cut into fajita strips. You can use raw chicken, but to make this recipe super simple, I use frozen, precut and precooked chicken breast strips. If you make sure to coat the chicken well with oil and cook on the slow cooker on low, the chicken will not dry out.
Can I get fresh chicken delivered to my door?
You absolutely can get delicious, healthy chicken delivered right to your door to use in all of your crock pot chicken recipes. You can find all cuts and quantities of fresh chicken from boneless skinless breasts, to tenders shipped fresh to you. In addition to the fresh chicken, each online order includes a reusable shopping tote and a packet of bee- and butterfly-friendly seeds for consumers to plant in their yards or elsewhere around their communities to help the local pollinator population flourish.
How should chicken be cut for fajitas?
Chicken fajitas traditionally use chicken breast meat cut into thin strips. If you use raw chicken, remember that chicken cut into thin strips will cook faster than a whole chicken or whole breast.
Can I put frozen chicken in the crock pot?
You can take the frozen chicken breast strips straight from the freezer to the crockpot. This will save time and still allow you to prep this meal, even if you did not thaw the chicken the night before.
What kind of vegetables can you put in crockpot chicken fajitas?
Once you have your chicken in the slow cooker, slice up the tri colored peppers removing the seeds and place them in the crock pot on top of the chicken. You can use other vegetables or also use only one color of pepper (make sure to use three), but the tri color peppers make this recipe look nice. Plus I like the varying flavor of the peppers with the spices.
What kind of oil should I use for slow cooker fajitas?
Once all of your chicken and vegetables are in the crockpot, pour the oil over the top of the the chicken and peppers, then stir to coat evenly. This is especially important if you are using frozen chicken to keep it from drying out in while cooking. I typically use olive oil for all of our cooking, but you can use vegetable, canola or any type of cooking oil you might have.
What spices are used for slow cooker chicken fajitas?
You can use other spices and seasonings that you may like for fajitas, but to keep this recipe quick and easy we will only use cumin and chili powder. I use two tablespoons each of these spices, but you can use more or less depending on your family’s taste. We love cumin so, I am pretty liberal with it!
Just sprinkle these spices over the oil coated chicken and peppers then stir everything together well to make sure the spices are evenly distributed.
Tip: Another way to coat the chicken and veggies evenly is the combine everything in a gallon sized freezer bag and mix together by smushing in the bag, then dump it in the crock pot and cook!
Other spices you might enjoy could be:
- Garlic powder
- Onion Powder
- Pre mixed fajita seasoning
How long should crock pot chicken fajitas cook?
Once all of your ingredients are mixed together, cook on low for four to five hours or until the veggies are no longer crisp. If you are using raw chicken instead of frozen, check to make sure the chicken is fully cooked before serving.
How do you serve slow cooker chicken fajitas?
Once the fajitas are fully cooked serve with fajita-sized tortillas and your favorite toppings (sour cream, cheese, salsa, etc.).
Can you freeze crockpot chicken fajitas?
There are a couple of ways to freeze these chicken fajitas. I like to prep them on the weekends (everything but the cooking) and freeze them so that all I have to do is thaw a bag in the morning and dump them in the crock pot. You can also dump them in the slow cooker frozen. Just run the bag under hot water to loosen it from the fajitas and pop the frozen block into the pot. You will need to allow about six hours for frozen fajitas to cook.
How do you reheat crockpot chicken fajitas?
Chicken fajitas can be reheated in the microwave or in the crock pot again. You just need to make sure that if you reheat them slowly or under high heat in the oven, you might add a bit of oil to keep them from drying out.
Other Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
- Easy Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
- Crack Chicken Crock Pot
- Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
- White Chicken Chili
- Cock Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole via Crystal & Comp.
- 2 lbs fajita sliced chicken breast
- 3 Bell Peppers sliced
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 Tablespoons Cumin
- 2 Tablespoons Chili powder
- Combine all ingredients making sure chicken and peppers are evenly coated with oil.
- Cook on low in slow cooker for 4 hours or until peppers are no longer crisp and chicken is fully cooked.
- Serve from crockpot as desired.
You may use either raw or precooked chicken for this recipe.
Add additional spices as you like.