Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Very much like the Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas I posted last year, these fajitas are full of heat and packed with southwestern flavor. The liquids in the base of the crock-pot form a fantastic sauce by the end of the cooking time. I've made these a couple times and served them wrapped in tortillas and also over rice.

If you aren't a big fan of spicy heat, I recommend trying these Chicken Fajitas. They are every bit as delicious, but without the spicy kick.

Not-So-Slow Cooked Chili Chicken Fajitas
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 lb chicken breast, sliced into very thin strips
1 large onion, sliced into thin strips
1 cup salsa
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced, I used 1 fairly large jalapeno
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons taco seasoning, I used this homemade Mexican spice mix
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 small bell peppers, I used red, orange and green, sliced into thin strips

Place the onion and the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot and set the crockpot it to LOW. Mix together the salsa, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and the spices. Pour over the chicken and onions and toss to coast. Cover with the lid and cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. When the chicken is mostly cooked through, add the bell peppers and toss to combine. Cook for an additional hour. If desired, remove the lid after an hour and let the sauce thicken without the lid for another 30 minutes. You can also drain most of the liquid into a small saucepan and reduce it over medium heat if you prefer. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: Prep all ingredients and combine everything (except the bell peppers) in a freezer safe gallon size Ziploc. Place the peppers in a separate freezer bag. Freeze until ready to use. Thaw the chicken mixture in the refrigerator overnight before cooking as directed above. Add the bell peppers to the Crock-pot while still frozen.

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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14 comments:

  1. I don't know what else to say except... YUM!!!

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  2. Gotta love an easy peasy delicious weeknight meal like this!

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  3. I adore chicken fajitas so this is going in my pile of must-make recipes that belong to Mary. I think I should retire from blogging so I can just make all your delicious recipes. Can't wait to try the taco seasoning mix too. I think I'll use extra onions - yum!

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  4. The cockpot sure turns fajitas into a nice one-pot meal.

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  5. I never make fajitas, and my crock pot has been getting dusty lately, so I need to make this. I love the idea of the salsa creating the sauce.

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  6. I am a HUGE fan of fajitas of all kinds, grilled, crock pot, chicken, steak, you name it!

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  7. Hi, I enjoy your site and found it through Pinterest. One hiccup I've noticed is that when I print recipes the "freezer" section doesn't show up on the print page...thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!

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  8. just a question... do you add the frozen bell peppers at the beginning or at the normal lapsed time?
    Thanks :)

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    1. The frozen peppers go in as directed in the recipe. They will thaw very quickly. Hope that helps!

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  9. I like the sound of this. Pinned it!

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  10. I don't see anything about "frozen" bell peppers. Do they have to be frozen? And if not, do they go in right before the chicken is cooked or in the beginning? Thanks

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    1. The peppers will only be frozen if you are following the Freezer Meal directions. :) They go in when the chicken is almost cooked with both methods. enjoy!

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