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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Hands off, yet filled with big Tex-Mex flavors, these crockpot chicken fajitas are a crowd-pleasing dinner. Made with a flavorful homemade fajita seasoning, fire roasted tomatoes, bell peppers and red onion.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Denise Bustard

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts see note 1
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup fire roasted diced tomatoes see note 2

1 hour before serving

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced

To serve

  • tortillas
  • greek yogurt
  • avocado sliced
  • cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, honey, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and fire roasted tomatoes in the base of a 6 quart slow cooker. Turn until completely combined.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Add lime juice and vegetables to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for another hour.
  • Shred chicken and toss in the cooking liquid before serving.

To assemble ahead and freeze

  • Combine all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in a gallon-sized freezer bag.
  • Squeeze out extra air.
  • Freeze flat for up to 3 months.

Notes

1- you may use bone-in chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs; adjust the cook time to 4-5 hours on low
2- you may swap fire roasted tomatoes for rotel (caution- spicy!) or regular diced tomatoes
Storage
After cooking, cool completely before portioning out in an air tight container.
Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Reheat
Reheat in the microwave or (best) in a frying pan over medium heat. Heat until steaming hot.
Do not reheat more than once
 
  • Nutritional information excludes tortillas and extra toppings

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of batch (*) | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2730IU | Vitamin C: 82.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.3mg