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Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Chicken fajitas are a classic Tex-Mex dish that is typically served as an appetizer or main course. Traditionally, they’re made with beef and cooked on the stovetop over high heat. But this slow cooker chicken fajita recipe makes it easier to prepare your dinner!

Skip the tortillas and it’s a great low-carb, high protein alternative to beef fajitas.

The slow cooker is an especially handy kitchen tool because it frees up your stovetop and oven space so that other dishes can cook simultaneously (e.g., rice or refried beans).

Shredded chicken fajitas meat in a bowl.

Chicken fajitas made in the slow cooker are not only delicious, but they are also easy to make and allow you to be hands-off during the cooking process. You can prep everything in just a few minutes and then let it cook while you’re at work, or even better, lazing around on your couch!

These chicken fajitas are delicious wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and topped with yummy items like shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc. If you have picky eaters, serve the cooked chicken with some shredded lettuce and top with cheese and call them chicken tacos!

Bowl of chicken fajita meat and wrapped chicken fajita.

How to Make This Recipe

To make chicken fajitas in a slow cooker, you need the following items:

  • ½ red bell pepper sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 ounces Ro*Tel

For Serving

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 cup sour cream optional
  • 1 cup guacamole optional
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 limes quartered
Raw chicken, fajita seasoning, sliced bell peppers, and tortillas.

Prepping this meal is quick and easy. For the chicken breast, cut them in half so that they will cook thoroughly.

Cut the bell peppers in half and then cut each half into slices. Do the same with the onion. Feel free to use different colored bell peppers. Red onions work just as well as yellow or Vidalia.

Spray your CrockPot or slow cooker with non-stick spray or use a liner to help keep clean-up to a minimum. Place the sliced bell peppers and onion in the bottom of the crock.

Add the chicken, fajita seasoning, garlic, and a can of Ro*Tel. (If you like to make things from scratch, you could use homemade fajita seasonings in this recipe. One heaping tablespoon should do the trick!)

Ingredients in a slow cooker to make chicken fajitas.

Put the lid on your slow cooker and cook on LOW for at least 6 hours and let the slow cooker do all of the work. If you are in a hurry, you can cook it on HIGH for 3 hours. If the chicken doesn’t shred easily, cook on HIGH for 15 to 30 more minutes (even if you originally were cooking it on LOW.)

Shredded chicken fajita meat in a CrockPot.

Once dinner time rolls around, simply shred the cooked chicken with two forks and mix together with veggies. Serve over flour tortillas and top with cheese, sour cream, guacamole etc. You can also make it into a burrito and enjoy!

Bowl of shredded chicken topped with cilantro.

This recipe serves up to four hungry people or six less hungry people.

Shredded chicken fajitas meat in a bowl.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Lynda
Making slow cooker chicken fajitas just got easier! This recipe is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Get the family together for a fun night in with this Tex-Mex dish that you can enjoy any day of the week.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
5 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 189 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • ½ red bell pepper sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 ounces Ro*Tel

For Serving

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 cup sour cream optional
  • 1 cup guacamole optional
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 limes quartered

Instructions
 

  • Spray crock with non-stick cooking spray or line with a removable liner.
  • Perpare chicken breasts by cutting them in half.
  • Add bell peppers and onions to the bottom of the crock of the slow cooker. Top with chicken.
  • Add fajita seasoning, chicken broth, garlic, and can of Ro*Tel.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and shreds easily.
  • Pour off the excess juices.
  • Serve chicken on top of a tortillas, squeeze fresh lime juice, and top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Nutrition information is only for the shredded chicken and excludes tortillas and optional toppings.
If you like spicy foods, use a can of HOT Ro*Tel.  It has habaneros and will definitely add some heat to the fajitas.
You can substitute taco seasoning for fajita seasoning.
You can use either red or yellow onion in this recipe.
Chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit before consuming.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 26gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 955mgPotassium: 726mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1506IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
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Cooked chicken needs to reach a temperature of 165° Fahrenheit to be safe. If the chicken shreds easily, it should have reached a safe temperature.

Can You Cook Chicken in a Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can. It’s best to cook chicken breasts on LOW for 6 hours. While you definitely can cook them on HIGH, they are more likely to be “drier.” While cooking chicken in a CrockPot, it’s important to not remove the lid during the cooking period. So, if a recipe says cook for 6 hours, keep the lid on for 6 hours before you check.

An option for juicer meat is to use chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts.

What To Serve With Chicken Fajitas

This dish is great with refried beans, Spanish or Mexican rice, and/or a simple green side salad. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a little guacamole and tortilla chips either.

Low Carb Options

On a low carb or keto diet? You can wrap the chicken meat in lettuce leaves and serve with cauliflower rice. For added healthy fat, serve with some sliced avocado.

Bowl of shredded chicken seasoned with fajita seasonings.

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