Making Chicken Fajitas in the Crock Pot are the perfect Taco Tuesday dish to serve up. Sliced chicken, peppers, onions all mixed with a homemade fajita seasoning that will blow your mind.
Like any crock pot recipe, this is a set and forget type of meal. Head out and carry on with your day and let your slow cooker do all the work so when dinner time rolls around you have chicken fajitas to finish up, pair with warm tortillas and all your favorite toppings.
Why I Love This Recipe….
- This fajita seasoning offers a stand out flavor
- A dump and go chicken recipe that is so simple
- Minimal prep required
- A dinner the whole family can enjoy
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
- Bell peppers
- Yellow onion
- Minced garlic
- Chili powder
- Ground cumin
- Coriander (optional if you are not a coriander lover you could add basil or parsley instead or just leave it out)
- Lime juice
- Toppings of choice
How to Make
Start by adding in your tomatoes and spread them out making an even layer as the base.
Top with peppers, onions, and garlic.
Next spread on your chicken breast in an even layer.
In a bowl whip up the homemade spice blend for fajitas.
Sprinkle half on top of the chicken. Flip chicken and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning.
Top with canned tomatoes.
Top off with the rest of the diced peppers and onions.
Cover and cook on HIGH heat about 2 – 3 hours or low heat 4 – 6 hours, until chicken has cooked through and veggies are tender to your liking.
Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Slice into strips, and then ladle out a cup of the broth. I like to use the broth over the fajitas again once in the tortilla or save it for some tacos another day.
In a bowl mix the honey and lime juice together.
Then add to the crockpot along with chicken and mix.
Serve up on tortillas, with avocado, sour cream, and more toppings of choice.
Expert Tips and Variations
- You can use any cut of boneless chicken.
- Slice or shred the chicken.
- I used a variety of bell peppers for color but also layers of flavor. You can do all the same color if you want.
- If you do not want to make a homemade fajita seasoning, reach for your favorite packet at the store.
- The lime and honey adds some tang and sweetness to the fajitas to balance all the flavors.
- If you want a lower carb recipe, skip the honey and serve over a bed of cauliflower rice, and skip the tortilla.
More Crock Pot Recipes To Try
Grab a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees. If it is at that degree, the chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat. The other things to look for is that the juice runs clear, no pink color to the meat. But, using a meat thermometer is a must to ensure the chicken is fully cooked.
Take your tortillas and wrap them in aluminum foil or use a warmer like this one on Amazon. Turn the oven on to 325 degrees and toss the fully wrapped flour tortillas in the oven. Heat for 10-15 minutes, then carefully remove. The tortillas will be nice and warm and perfect for serving up with your mix.
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Store the leftover fajitas in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Anything after you need to use your best judgement. When in doubt, toss out any leftovers that look bad.
Chicken fajitas are a healthy option, but you will find the flour tortillas can be higher in carbs and calories. For a healthier alternative reach for a lower carb tortilla.
You can serve any of your favorite sides with your fajitas. I love a pico de gallo salad next to it, but feel free to do any sides. Our Chipotle Copycat Guacamole, mexican rice, refried beans, are great options as well.
What can I use instead of cilantro?
Some folks just can’t stand the taste of cilantro. I read there is a gene that makes some people more susceptible to not being able to stand its flavor. If that’s you, then you could substitute the cilantro with basil or even parsley depending on what you like.
I hope you love this recipe for Chicken Fajitas in a crock pot as much as I do! It’s an easy recipe bursting with flavor.
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 3 bell peppers preferably 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green cored and sliced
- 1 large yellow onion halved and sliced
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp finely chopped coriander optional if you are not a coriander lover you could add basil or parsley instead or just leave it out
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 12 6- inch flour or corn tortillas
- Cilantro sour cream, salsa, guacamole (link to our guacamole recipe) or sliced avocados, shredded Mexican cheese (optional)
- Pour half of the canned tomatoes into the bottom of a slow cooker and spread into an even layer. Top with half of the peppers and half of the onions.
- Spread garlic in. Top with chicken breasts.
- In a bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander (or substitutes see notes), salt and pepper.
- Evenly sprinkle half of the seasoning over chicken breasts then flip chicken and sprinkle in remainder.
- Top with remaining half of the tomatoes, then layer in remaining peppers and onions.
- Cover and cook on HIGH heat about 2 – 3 hours or low heat 4 – 6 hours, until chicken has cooked through and veggies are tender.
- Remove chicken, and cut into strips, or shred. Ladle out 1 cup of the broth in slow cooker (mostly tomato liquid) and discard.
- In a small bowl whisk together lime juice and honey and add to slow cooker along with chicken and season with additional salt to taste if desired (I sometimes like to add 1/4cup chopped cilantro too here but this is optional).
- Gently toss. Serve warm in warmed tortillas optional toppings.
I love fajitas. I like to use boneless chicken thighs instead of breast. I find it dosnt dry out as much. I can’t wait to try this spice blend. Sounds delicious.
We love Mexican dishes. I can’t wait to try this one! I can’t really rate the recipe since I haven’t made it but the post looks delicious!
My Granddaughters are making this for me tonight fir mother’s day, but had to borrow the nextdoor neighbors crockpot cause my finally after 20 years just quit.
This recipe sounds so gooood!! never made fajitas before but plan to try this recipe…..am hoping I can get my hubby to help….since my “ailment”, he has been trying to help by learning things in kitchen….never too old to learn they say…..hoping that is true!!! oh, we’re in our seventies…..prime of life, hee, hee!! thx for your recipes and your stories…enjoy so much reading it all!!!