Slow cooked chicken fajitas have all the yummy flavors of fajitas, but without all the work! I really enjoy Mexican food, but life is often too busy to spend all that time in the kitchen. Let your crockpot do the work for you with these slow cooked chicken fajitas!
Slow Cooked Chicken Fajitas
The marinade for the slow cooked chicken fajitas combines the flavors of chili powder, lime juice, cumin, garlic, and just a hint of cayenne pepper for a little kick! No pre-made seasoning blend here. I love making my own spice blends because I know exactly what is in it! Check out below to see how easy it is to throw together these slow cooked chicken fajitas!
- Chicken tenderloins
- Bell pepper
- Diced tomatoes
- Chili powder
- Lime juice
- Ground cumin
- Minced garlic
- Cayenne pepper
- Flour tortillas
- Rice steamer and pinto beans for sides
How to Assemble Slow Cooked Chicken Fajitas
To make these slow cooker chicken fajitas easy to throw in the crockpot on a busy day, assemble the ingredients together ahead of time. Firstly, slice the onion and bell pepper into thin slices. Next, add the onions and peppers and chicken tenderloins to a large zipper bag. Now, don’t freak out about the chicken and veggies being stored together because it is all getting cook!
After that, it’s time to add all of the flavor! Add the diced tomatoes to the bag. There is no need to drain because you want that extra flavor in these slow cooked chicken fajitas.
Lastly, add the chili powder, lime juice, cumin, garlic, and cayenne pepper to the bag. In case your family does not handle spice, feel free to leave out the cayenne pepper.
Now that everything is added to the bag, it’s time to give it a good shake! Zip up the bag and shake it around to mix up all of the flavors. If you have kids, let them do this part because they will love it!
How to Cook Slow Cooked Chicken Fajitas
The best part of assembling these slow cooked chicken fajitas ahead of time is that you literally only have to do one thing to get it started: dump it in the slow cooker! Now that is my kind of dinner!
To cook the slow cooked chicken fajitas, set the slow cooker to low for 4-6 hours. If you have a newer slow cooker, be aware that some brands do tend to cook hotter than the older crockpots. Be sure to check it sooner if you know yours cooks on the hot side.
Once cooked, dice up the chicken and serve over flour tortillas with fajita toppings. While dinner is still cooking, you can make pinto beans and rice to serve along with it. Dinner is served!
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Also, check out these other slow cooker meals:
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