Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot
Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot are a delicious meal for any time of year. I love to make this in the summer, because using the slow cooker will keep your kitchen cool. Add some guacamole if you need to cool it down even more, and if you serve with low-carb tortillas or over cauliflower rice, this is a delicious low-carb meal! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one!
In 2005 I got this recipe for Chicken Fajitas in the CrockPot from a blog called MomFood, written by a blogger named C. Jones who graciously agreed to let me republish it here. That blog disappeared shortly after I got the recipe, although C. Jones did leave a comment on the original post in 2006. At the time she was still reading Kalyn’s Kitchen, so if she’s still reading now, I hope she’ll be pleased to see this.I’m trying to update my oldest posts that don’t have photos, so today I made fajitas in the crockpot and took a few pictures.
Of course, I know that Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot aren’t really Fajitas, but this recipe is still pretty delicious even without that fajita sizzle. Tortillas are completely optional here; I like to eat this just piled up on a plate with melted cheese, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream. Some Cilantro-Lover’s Guacamole would go great with it too, but unfortunately there was none of that left for the photo!
(Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot was updated April 2009. Click here for more Slow Cooker / Pressure Cooker Recipes on my other site!)
Put trimmed chicken breasts, sliced onion, sliced green bell pepper, and sliced red bell pepper into crockpot. Squeeze 2-3 T fresh lime juice over top of chicken and vegetables. Mix together chile powder, cumin, salt, and chicken broth and pour over.
Cook 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.
Serve Chicken Fajitas hot, with low-carb tortillas or over Easy Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb meal.
More Chicken in the Slow Cooker:
Slow Cooker Chicken Photo Index Page ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
40 Fabulous Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes ~ The Perfect Pantry
Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot
(Recipe originally from Mom Food, a blog which no longer exists. Makes 4-6 servings.)
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4-5 chicken breasts)
1 onion, thinly sliced (I use red onion)
1 red bell pepper, sliced in half-circle slices
1 green bell pepper, sliced in half-circle slices
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chicken broth (I used homemade chicken stock)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or more, I use about 3 T)
flour tortillas (I use Carb Chopper Whole Wheat Tortillas or Joseph’s Whole Wheat Tortillas)
grated cheese (I use Mexican four-cheese blend)
sour cream, full-fat or light
guacamole (This would be great with Cilantro-Lover’s Perfect Guacamole)
(Could also add lettuce and tomato.)
Trim all visible fat and tendons from chicken breasts, and cut chicken into 1 inch crosswise slices. Place chicken in crockpot.
Cut both ends from onion, then peel, cut in half top to botton, and cut into half-circle slices. Add onion to crockpot. Cut ends from red and green bell pepper, cut in half top to bottom, remove seeds and membranes, and cut into half-circle slices. (Cut up the stem and bottom end too.) Add bell peppers to crockpot.
Squeeze lime juice over chicken, onions, and peppers in crockpot. In a small bowl stir chili powder, cumin and salt into chicken broth. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until tender. (I usually cook about 3 hours on high.)
Spoon chicken and vegetables into warmed tortillas and serve with toppings. This is also delicious just served on a plate, with cheese melted over and other toppings added.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you’re serving this with low-carb or whole wheat tortillas, it would be a great meal for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. You can eat the chicken and veggies without tortillas or over Easy Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb meal that’s even Paleo if you don’t add cheese.
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