The Best Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

by Maria on October 23, 2012

Crockpot Fajitas

These budget friendly crock pot fajitas are the perfect week night meal. Very minimal prep time for a big payoff in the taste department. Pinto Beans and Salsa cooked in with the chicken make the savory filling. Add your family’s favorite Fajita fixins, and like I said…you’ve got the perfect weeknight meal. Catch me after the jump for the super easy recipe.

As far as fixins go, my family likes sauted peppers and onions, grated cheese, sourcream, pico de gallo, and this awesome salsa. However, the great thing about this recipe is it can stand alone and still taste delicious. Adding the right fixings just takes it up a notch. We go back and forth between flour tortillas and lightly pan fried corn tortillas. Taste great either way. Not to mentions the leftovers are perfect for Quinoa Chicken Fajita Casserole.

The Best Crock Pot Fajitas

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2-3 frozen chicken breasts

1 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained

1 cup salsa, I like medium picante style in this recipe

Salt and Pepper

A shake or three of garlic powder and cumin

1 sliced red pepper, optional

1 sliced green pepper, optional

1 sliced medium onion, optional

Directions:

  • Place frozen chicken breast in crock pot. Salt and pepper them.
  • Dump beans and salsa on top of chicken
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken shreds easily
  • If you prefer to cook the peppers in with the chicken mixture add them about an hour or two before you plan on serving the fajitas.

You can add the peppers and onions into the crock pot with the chicken mixture, or you can pan fry them separately before serving the fajitas (pan frying is my favorite way)…or you can leave them out completley. When I first started making this recipe my husband and I were still in school and dirt poor. We couldn’t afford to add peppers and onions and it was still delicious!  What I am getting at here is that this is a very versitle recipe that you really can’t mess up.

This is a family favorite recipe that is simple and fast enough for a weeknight, but tasty enough for company.

Happy Eating!

Maria

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kinsey October 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I can’t wait to try this! Thank you!

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Maria October 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

You are welcome, Kinsey!

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Destri October 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

So I just realized that our Thursdays are fixin to get crazy, and told Aaron they were going to have to be crock pot days. This is perfect! Can’t wait to try them :)

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Maria October 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

This will be perfect. My kids each ate three, and I lost count of how many sim had. :) and it is soooo easy to throw together!

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Kate October 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I bought a new Ninja slow cooker a few weeks ago and LOVE it! I have made countless beef stews, a chicken and orange casserole (YUMMY) and this gives me another reason to try it! What I am loving best is that is does not get too hot on the outside and I can brown all ingredients in it first then just switch from stove to slow cooker without changing anything other than a dial!! Can’t wait to try these Maria..:O)
Smiles

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Maria October 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

That sounds Awesome! I love that you can use it to brown the meat. I think I am going to have to talk to Santa Claus about one of those. :)

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Heidi October 28, 2012 at 1:05 am

These look so yummy Maria:). We will have to try them!

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Maria October 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Thanks Heidi, They are super yummy and very simple to throw in the crock pot. I think you will like them.:)

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Pat February 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thank you for this recipe! This was so easy and delicious!!!! I don’t think I’ll make fajitas any other way!!!

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Maria February 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm

You are welcome! I am so glad you like it.

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CJ February 11, 2013 at 10:44 am

I’m going to try these later – can’t wait!

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Maria February 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

We just had them last night with some friends we had over. They are so easy and delicious!

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