Crockpot Fajitas

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe will be your dinner favorite. No marinade, no sauteed vegetables, the slow cooker seasons and tenders the chicken and peppers perfectly!

I love cooking in my crockpot. It’s such a good feeling to look at the clock at 3pm and know that dinner is cooking itself.

With very little work in the morning we can have an awesome fajita dinner in the evening. 

Today’s Crockpot Fajitas recipe is a keeper at our house. We love it for many reasons, but mostly because it’s seasoned perfectly and tastes amazing.

I love how easy it is. No marinating of the chicken needed. No sauteeing of the vegetables needed. Just a delicious, healthy dinner, that cooks while we work and play.

What you’ll Need for Chicken Fajitas in the Crock Pot:

  • Chicken. I usually use chicken breast for fajitas, while most slow cooker recipes I tend to lean towards the thighs. You choose what you love.
  • Vegetables. A trio of peppers and sliced onion are the star vegetables of fajitas. You can add others if you like.
  • Seasonings. A combination of chili powder, cumin, and kosher salt is really all you need for these tasty fajitas.
  • Chicken Broth. I like to use this when cooking with chicken breast. I enjoy the flavor and it keeps the chicken from drying out!
  • Lime Juice. Fresh squeezed lime juice during cooking adds a wonderful depth of flavor. Squeeze extra right before serving too.
  • Tortillas. Whether you choose flour or corn tortillas, just be sure to warm them up prior to eating!
  • ALL THE TOPPINGS. Here’s where you can get creative. From pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and more. You pick what your family would enjoy.

How to Make Chicken Fajitas recipe

STEP 1: Add chicken to the bottom of a large crockpot.

STEP 2: Slice peppers and onions and place on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. Add chili powder, cumin and kosher salt.

STEP 3: Pour chicken broth over the top of the peppers and squeeze fresh lime juice to finish.

STEP 4: Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Serve with toppings and tortillas.

PRO TIP: Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice right before serving.

Are Chicken Fajitas healthy?

Yes, I would think so. 

Depending on how you serve chicken fajitas, they can be part of a healthy meal.

Each person can decide what “healthy” means. For me, a well rounded dinner with protein, fat, and vegetables is key.

Serve your chicken fajitas with greek yogurt instead of sour cream for an extra dose of protein! Skip the tortilla and serve in a bowl with black beans or lettuce for a complete meal.

What to serve with Chicken Fajitas

Serve your fajitas with a side of cilantro lime rice and some fresh mango guacamole.

You can also make a batch of this easy salsa verde to drizzle on the fajitas or serve on the side with a big bowl of tortilla chips!

Tips for making Crockpot Fajitas

  • If you would rather have sliced chicken instead of shredded, remove from crockpot and slice on a diagonal. You may want to decrease your cooking time to 5 hours.
  • Want your peppers with a slight crisp? Add them in the last 30 minutes so they are colorful and crunchy.
  • Serve your chicken fajitas buffet style for a party with all your favorite toppings in bowls for guests to choose from.

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Yield: serves 8

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe will be your dinner favorite. No marinade, no sauteed vegetables, the slow cooker seasons and tenders the chicken and peppers perfectly!

Ingredients

  • 2lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • toppings: tortillas, shredded cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado, etc

Instructions

  1. In a large crockpot, add chicken. Top with peppers and onion. Add seasonings and pour chicken broth over the top. Add lime juice.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, shred chicken into large chunks with a fork. Serve on a tortilla with your favorite toppings. ENJOY.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 100mg Sodium: 405mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 39g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published March 16, 2011. Photos updated 2019.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe will be your dinner favorite. No marinade, no sauteed vegetables, the slow cooker seasons and tenders the chicken and peppers perfectly!

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10 comments on “Crockpot Fajitas”

  1. Mmm, what a great way to have a delicious dinner without a lot of work. I bet your family enjoyed these.

  2. I just posted a similar version today that I added to my slow cooker round up – it was the first time I ever made anything using frozen meat in the crock. It turned out perfect!!

  3. Loved it! It was soo good 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. I am thinking about putting a few make-ahead “kits” of this together and freezing it. Then when I need it, pop it in the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe – I am gonna try this out!

  5. Aimee – I’ve been meaning to write to you to tell you that my sister-in-law makes this recipe on a weekly basis! Last winter over the holidays, we spent a few days with their family and we were talking about blogging, etc. My sister-in-law said “Do you know that blog Shugary Sweets? ” (Why yes – I do!) 🙂 She is a huge fan of this recipe and many others! Have a great day!

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  7. Chelsea

    These are seriously SOO delicious and so simple!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Jennifer

    Fajitas are the such an easy and delicious dinner! These look amazing!

  9. wilhelmina

    I love this recipe and your tip! What a great meal!

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