Easy Chicken Fajitas & Cool Fall Nights

Hello all! We made it! One day away from Friday and to the members of this house, that is a huge cause for celebration.  This has been a rough one for the M family as our Little J was diagnosed with the Flu on Monday. However, we are happy to report that Little J is doing much better and no longer contagious so our house arrest has been lifted!

 

When one of us is sick, I start looking for easy and quick dinner options. The crockpot is normally where I turn. It basically does all the work for me and all I need to do is a little bit of prep work. Earlier this week I started noticing some of my friends posting a video for crock pot chicken fajitas so I took a look. It seemed very easy but what annoyed me what that the only seasoning it used was taco seasoning. I decided to make my own version of it and share it with you.  Here is the original video:

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And here is DSBG’s version. ENJOY ❤

 

DSBG’s Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas 

Yummy basic ingredients. Not including what you decide to use as a topping

Yummy basic ingredients. Not including what you decide to use as a topping

 

Add 1/2 of your sliced peppers and sliced avocado. I used red & yellow peppers because I like the slightly sweeter flavor but if you are a traditionalist feel free to use green peppers.

Add 1/2 of your sliced peppers and sliced avocado. I used red & yellow peppers because I like the slightly sweeter flavor but if you are a fajita traditionalist feel free to use green peppers.

 

Add your chicken breast

Add your chicken breast & chicken broth

 

Season it up!

Season it up! Garlic, Cumin, Black Pepper and Cayenne can really kick this up!

 

Add your can of diced tomatoes. I chose the fire roasted tomatoes for a little extra flavor- YUM!

Add your can of diced tomatoes. I chose the fire roasted tomatoes for a little extra flavor- YUM!

 

Add the remaining peppers and onion and sprinkle with 1/2 the juice of a lime

Add the remaining peppers and onion and sprinkle with 1/2 the juice of a lime

 

After 3ish hours...

After 3ish hours…

 

Slice up the chicken

Slice or shred the chicken

 

Add the chicken back into the crock pot

Add the chicken back into the crock pot

 

Serve them up! Remember to drain the mixture before serving to keep your tortillas from getting soggy. DSBG Tip: Toast up your tortillas on the stove using a grill pan

Serve them up! Remember to drain the mixture before serving to keep your tortillas from getting soggy.
DSBG Tip: Toast up your tortillas on the stove using a grill pan

 

 

 

 

YUM! Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Avocado slices, jalapenos and pico de gallo- Doesn't get much better than this!

YUM! Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Avocado slices, jalapenos and pico de gallo- Doesn’t get much better than this!

 

Ingredients:

1 Red Bell Pepper- Sliced

1 Yellow Pepper- Sliced

1 White Onion- Sliced

1 lb of Chicken Breast

1 Tablespoon of Chicken Broth

1 Garlic Clove- mashed

2 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon of black pepper

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon of a diced jalapeno (optional)

1 can of diced tomatoes

Juice from ½ of a medium lime

Tortillas (Kroger’s are the best!)

Pico de Gallo (store bought, I’m not a kitchen wizard)

1 Avocado Sliced

 

Directions

  • Place ½ of your peppers and onion on the bottom of the crock pot
  • Placed your chicken on top of the peppers
  • Add Chicken Broth
  • Add garlic, cumin, pepper, salt, chili powder, and jalapeno
  • Add the remaining sliced peppers and onions
  • Add can of diced tomatoes
  • Sprinkle with lime juice
  • Cook on high for 3.5 hours
  • Remove chicken, slice and return to pot
  • Allow sliced chicken and veggies to mix for an additional ten minutes
  • Crisp up tortillas on the stove
  • Build your fajitas with your favorite toppings and enjoy!!! My suggestion is pico de gallo, avocado and more sliced jalapenos!

 

 

The light spice in the flavor are perfect for a cool fall evening! This is very easy to throw together and go about your day. What I will say, is that the cook time is rather short so it would be difficult to prepare this in the morning and head on to work for the day. If you wanted to slow cook your chicken, I would suggest cooking on low for 6-8 hours but adding your veggies in the last two 2 hour mark. Otherwise your peppers and onions will be mush by the time you are ready to eat!

 

This meal makes approximately 8-10 fajita tacos and serves about 4-6 people, or 2 people with lots of leftovers!

 

Give this a try! I’d love to hear what you think! It’s an M family approved meal so over at our house, it’s a keeper.

 

❤ Enjoy

E

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