Sunday, August 3, 2014

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

I must admit, when I first saw this idea floating around on Pinterest, I was skeptical.  Chicken fajitas made in a crockpot?  Would they have that same wonderful flavor I've come to know and love?  Or would it be a soggy mess?  I decided to give it a try and find out.  Here's what I did:


2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 packet fajita seasoning mix (or taco seasoning)
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper

Pour water into crockpot.  Place onions and peppers on top.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lay the chicken breasts on top.

Sprinkle the fajita seasoning on top of the chicken.

Cover and cook on high heat for 3 hours.  Do not open the lid while it's cooking!  After 3 hours it looks like this:

Remove the chicken to a plate.  Shred with two forks.

Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot and stir to combine it with the onions, peppers and juices.

Serve on tortillas with whatever fixins you like.

Now, did these taste like the fajitas you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant?  No.  They are missing the char from a grill.  But, they were moist and tasty.  It's a great way to make supper with very little effort.  Plus, you get a lot of mileage out of two chicken breasts!  You don't have to make fajitas.  You could use this recipe to make burrito bowls with beans, rice, cheese, etc.  You could make crunchy tacos or enchiladas.  Or you could throw it on some pizza dough with salsa (for the pizza sauce) and cheddar cheese.  The possibilities are endless.  So, give this a try if you want an easy way to make a chicken dinner.

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