This recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas could not be more simple or more versatile! It is seasoned with cumin, chili powder and garlic powder and filled with salsa, red bell peppers and onions. There are so many ways to use this chicken once it is cooked that you will actually be excited for the leftovers.
How to make Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
All you will need for this recipe is 7 ingredients:
- Chicken Breast
- Red Bell Peppers
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
To make this recipe, simply slice the peppers and onions and place them in the bottom of the crock pot. Clean the chicken breasts and place them on top. Sprinkle the chicken with the seasonings and pour salsa on top!
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken and serve (see below for serving ideas).
If your crock pot is large enough this recipe can definitely be doubled to have for a party or lots of leftovers. Make this recipe and have lunch for the week even after enjoying it for Sunday dinner if you double the recipe.
There are probably endless ways to serve this chicken however here are three suggestions to get you started:
- Serve in tortillas like traditional fajitas.
- Serve in a bowl over rice.
- Serve on top of a salad.
Now, fajitas would not be as exciting to me if it were not for the toppings! Here are our favorites to add: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, olives, guacamole, Homemade Salsa Verde with Pineapple, Tropical Salsa or any salsa of your choice.
Pick a way to serve it from the list and pile on the toppings! Find another way to use this chicken? Be sure to share it with us!
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- 3 pounds chicken breast
- 1-2 red bell peppers
- 1 sweet onion
- 8 oz jarred salsa
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
- Slice onion and red peppers into strips. Place into the bottom on the crock pot.
- Clean fat from chicken breasts and place on top of peppers and onions.
- Sprinkle chili powder, garlic powder and cumin over chicken.
- Top with salsa.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Once chicken is cooked thoroughly, remove chicken from pot and shred using two forks. Return to the crock pot and stir into sauce and peppers and onions. *Do not drain this liquid as this will help to keep the chicken moist.
- Serve as desired and enjoy. (See post for serving suggestions.)
Chili powder can be increased or decreased to your heat preference. Also, the jarred salsa can be used at any heat intensity.
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Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size about 6 oz of chicken
Amount Per Serving Calories 283Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 129mgSodium 305mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 48g