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crock pot chicken fajitas with chicken, bell peppers and onions in an orange serving bowl

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas is the best option to make restaurant scrumptious hen fajitas at house! 


This Sluggish Cooker Chicken Fajita Recipe is as straightforward as including all of your elements to your sluggish cooker when you take a nap and let the citrus tenderize your hen and the spices permeate each crevice so if you’re rested, you have got crumble, fall in love Crockpot Chicken Fajitas!  This recipe is tremendous versatile and the good make-ahead hen for busy nights or for hen fajita tacos, hen fajita salads, hen fajita burritos, hen fajita burrito bowls, and so forth.   Serve them with a stack of heat tortillas, guacamole, bitter cream,  salsa and a aspect of rice/black beans and also you may simply have the most good Mexican meal ever.  These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are additionally fantastic for crowds and to create your very personal fajita bar! crock pot chicken fajitas with chicken, bell peppers and onions in an orange serving bowl

Are you able to make fajitas in a sluggish cooker?

Sure!  If in case you have by no means made fajitas in your sluggish cooker, you’re in for a juicy, flavorful revelation.  Whereas I am keen on all the things fajitas from my Skillet Chicken Fajitas, Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajitas and even One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta and One Pot Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup, all of them require extra palms on cooking time or marinating than these Sluggish Cooker Chicken Fajitas.

On this Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe, the hen marinates and cooks at the similar time so it emerges seeping with fiesta spices, splendidly tender and juicy and all you needed to do was dump and simmer every little thing in your crockpot!

Talking of the crockpot, have I informed you ways a lot I am keen on my crockpot?  I really like my crockpot a lot its my most popular cooking technique for stress free firm cooking and I can barely deliver myself to prepare dinner a soup some other means.  And for crumble meat?  Its a no brainer from these Crockpot Chicken Fajitas to Carnitas, Mexican Chicken, Chipotle Beef Barbacoa and Mississippi Pot Roast.

I lastly have sufficient crockpot recipes to warrant its very personal “Slow Cooker” part on my Recipe Index together with my  White Chicken Chili, French Dip Sandwiches and different equally easy palate pleasing recipes.  You’ll be able to click on HERE to see all of them.   This Crockpot Chicken Fajitas is honored to hitch the lineup.

 

showing how to make crockpot chicken fajitas by adding chicken to crockpot with orange juice, lime juice, green chilies, liquid smoke

How do you make fajita seasoning?

Though crockpot meals is perhaps the best approach to prepare dinner virtually something, in case you have been following me for any time in any respect, you already know that straightforward doesn’t equate to dull in my ebook.  In truth, the actual reverse for this Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe!

The ingredient listing is considerably prolonged, however every spice, every sprint of citrus, every splash of liquid smoke create a harmonious complicated mix of flavors that may have you ever singing the hen’s praises.  And all you need to do is add them to the crockpot.

First, we’d like a stellar do-it-yourself fajita seasoning:

Fajita Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon floor cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • half teaspoon smoked paprika
  • half teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/Four teaspoon cayenne pepper (elective)

Do you set water in sluggish cooker with hen?

Some readers have requested if they should add water to the hen and the reply is not any.  The hen will naturally launch moisture and most importantly, we’re creating our personal marinade that may infuse our crockpot hen fajitas with smokey, barely citrus taste.  When you add water, it’ll dilute the taste of the hen fajitas.

Crockpot Liquid:

  • three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-Four tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

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How do you make easy hen fajitas?

  1. Rub hen breasts with olive oil and place in the backside of your sluggish cooker.
  2. Add all of the crockpot liquid elements and selfmade fajita seasoning and provides the elements a stir. 
  3. Prepare dinner on excessive for three hours or on low for six hours or till hen is tender sufficient to shred.
  4. Take away hen to a chopping board, shred and return again to sluggish cooker (there might be liquid remaining).
  5. Prime with bell peppers and prepare dinner on HIGH for 30-45 minutes, relying on desired crisp-tenderness of bell peppers.
  6. Style and stir in scorching sauce to style and extra orange juice or brown sugar if desired. Drain all extra liquid.

How lengthy does it take to prepare dinner peppers in a sluggish cooker?

The hen in these Crockpot Chicken Fajitas is delectable all by itself and might be devoured with out the bell peppers.  However for fajita hen, the crisp tender crunch of bell peppers bathed in spices is simply what your style buds ordered.

So far as how lengthy to prepare dinner peppers in the sluggish cooker, DON’T consider different sluggish cooker fajita hen recipes (or any sluggish cooker recipe) that tells you so as to add the bell peppers together with your hen to prepare dinner the entire time.  They lie.  I attempted this system first and ended up with a pile of mushy peppers.  Gross.

For this Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe, the bell peppers are added the final 30-45 minutes of cooking and cooked on HIGH in order that they soak in simply the correct quantity of spice and tenderness.  The time vary is because of the variance in sluggish cookers and the way crisp-tender every reader likes their peppers.

showing how to make easy crockpot chicken fajitas by adding bell peppers on top of shredded chicken in slow cooker

Ideas and Tips for Sluggish Cooker Chicken Fajitas

  • Citrus.  The vary of orange juice is as a result of some readers will like the hen extra citrusy, some readers will like much less.  You can begin with much less and add extra at the finish of cooking if desired.
  • Spice it up.  You’ll be able to add the cayenne pepper at the finish of cooking in the event you aren’t positive you need the additional kick of warmth or add scorching sauce to style.
  • Smoke it Up.  Liquid smoke provides the hen the grilled smokey taste.  I extremely advocate it however it’s optionally available.  You’ll find liquid smoke subsequent to the barbecue sauces at your grocery retailer.
  • Greatest Rice.  Once I drain my extra liquid, I prime a big bowl with a strainer and add sluggish cooker contents, urgent down on hen to eliminate all of the extra moisture then use drained liquid plus further wanted water to prepare dinner my rice.

top view of crockpot chicken fajitas with cilantro garnish in an orange serving bowl

HOW SHOULD I SERVE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN FAJITAS?

You possibly can serve these Sluggish Cooker Chicken Fajitas in tortillas, in a salad or with rice and beans piled with all of your favourite fajita toppings for an entire meal-in-one that’s totally different each time!  Thanks crockpot.

  • Chicken Fajitas: Serve the hen, onions and peppers wrapped in a heat tortilla with bitter cream, salsa, guacamole and recent lime,
  • Chicken Fajita Tacos:  Layer onerous tortillas shells (like this recipe) with cheese and soften.  Prime with black or pinto beans, crockpot fajita hen and choppedlettuce.  Prime with pico de gallo, recent guacamole, salsa, cotija cheese, bitter cream and scorching sauce.
  • Chicken Fajita Salad: Toss the hen, onion, and bell peppers with some lettuce, recent corn, and black beans and drizzle with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch or Cilantro Lime Dressing.  This fajita salad would even be scrumptious with pepitas or sunflower seeds and cotija and pepper jack cheese.
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla: sandwich the hen and veggies in tortillas and smother with cheese and bake, grill or soften cheese on the range.  Serve with a wholesome dose of bitter cream, salsa verde and guacamole.
  • Chicken Fajita Burritos: Wrap the hen and veggies in a big tortilla together with Cilantro Lime Rice, black beans, lettuce, bitter cream and guacamole.
  • Chicken Fajita Moist Burritos:  Fill as above besides omit lettuce then comply with my directions for Moist Burritos.
  • Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl: Pile the hen and bell peppers on a mattress of Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice with black beans, lettuce and tortilla chips with condiments of selection or Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.
  • Chicken Fajita Nachos:  Pile thick restaurant fashion tortilla chips with cheese and beans and bake.  Prime with crockpot fajita hen pork and desired toppings reminiscent of pico de gallo, bitter cream, and recent guacamole.

Now go devour your Crockpot Chicken Fajitas  nevertheless you prefer it.  And I consider you’ll like.  And once I say like, I imply love.

crockpot chicken fajitas wrapped in a tortilla on a plate with chips and limes

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS CROCKPOT CHICKEN FAJITAS RECIPE:

Making this once more tonight as a result of the first time I made it I fell in looooove. We had a celebration a number of weeks in the past so I made an enormous double batch of this plus one other large pulled pork recipe from one other web site…my boyfriend and his mate have been actually scraping the crispy bits off the backside of the sluggish cooker at 1am hahaha – Taysia

Wonderful recipe! My household actually loved it. I really like the taste from the liquid smoke. Greatest fajita recipe! Thanks for such an exquisite recipe. -Susan

Made ’em final night time & this Citrus Fajita hen is AWESOME, I imply 6 stars on a scale of 5 stars—“I’m throwing away all my other chicken crockpot fajita recipes” good! I went with unique portions of flavorings–good…[Readers] IGNORE the lengthy record of elements—they’re simply spices to combine in, these are straightforward to make. Solely remorse is I ought to have made a much bigger batch! – Cindy

Jen, you’ve positively outdone your self AGAIN with this Fajita Chicken. Its Straightforward! Its Scrumptious! Its an actual crowd pleaser. Our Empty Nester’s group couldn’t get sufficient……So glad I doubled the recipe. Each time I want a recipe, I can all the time rely on Carlsbad Cravings….Thanks for all of your deliciousness.– Marica

That is the greatest recipe for giant households! I make this so typically solely I exploit triple quantities so I can get a pair meals out of this, plus leftovers for emergency midnight snacks for ravenous teenagers. I make enchiladas, burritos and the relaxation for emergency tacos. Adore it! -Sue

For those who love fajita every part, additionally, you will love my Fajita Chicken and Rice,  Sheet Pan Fajita  Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter, and  Fajita Chicken Wraps with Creamy Avocado Dip!

 

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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas is the best solution to make restaurant scrumptious hen fajitas at house!  This Sluggish Cooker Chicken Fajita Recipe is as straightforward as including all of your components to your sluggish cooker when you take a nap and let the citrus tenderize your hen and the spices permeate each crevice so if you’re rested, you might have crumble, fall in love Crockpot Chicken Fajitas!  This recipe is tremendous versatile and the good make-ahead hen for busy nights or for hen fajita tacos, hen fajita salads, hen fajita burritos, hen fajita burrito bowls, and so on.   Serve them with a stack of heat tortillas, guacamole, bitter cream,  salsa and a aspect of rice/black beans and also you may simply have the most good Mexican meal ever.  These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are additionally fantastic for crowds and to create your very personal fajita bar!

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Components

  • 1 1/2 kilos hen breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-Four tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 half teaspoons salt
  • 1 tsp EACH floor cumin, garlic pwdr, onion pwdr,
  • half tsp EACH pepper, smoked paprika, chipotle chili pwdr, dried oregano
  • 1/Four teaspoon cayenne pepper (optionally available)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Four oz. can delicate diced inexperienced chilies
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

Add later:

  • 1 inexperienced bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 purple bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • Scorching sauce to style

For Serving (non-compulsory)

  • Eight-10 fajita measurement tortillas
  • black beans
  • salsa
  • bitter cream
  • lime juice
  • scorching sauce
  • cilantro

Elements

  • 1 1/2 kilos hen breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-Four tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tsp EACH floor cumin, garlic pwdr, onion pwdr,
  • 1/2 tsp EACH pepper, smoked paprika, chipotle chili pwdr, dried oregano
  • 1/Four teaspoon cayenne pepper (optionally available)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Four oz. can delicate diced inexperienced chilies
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

Add later:

  • 1 inexperienced bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 purple bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • Scorching sauce to style

For Serving (elective)

  • Eight-10 fajita measurement tortillas
  • black beans
  • salsa
  • bitter cream
  • lime juice
  • scorching sauce
  • cilantro
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Directions

  1. Rub hen breasts with oil and place in the backside of your sluggish cooker. Add all of the remaining components EXCEPT for the scorching sauce and bell peppers and provides the elements a stir. Prepare dinner on excessive for three hours or on low for six hours or till hen is tender sufficient to shred.

  2. Take away hen to a chopping board, shred and return again to sluggish cooker (there shall be liquid remaining). Prime with bell peppers and prepare dinner on HIGH for 30-45 minutes, relying on desired crisp-tenderness of bell peppers. Style and stir in scorching sauce to style and extra orange juice or brown sugar if desired. Drain all extra liquid (see word***).

Recipe Notes

*Begin with simply 2 tablespoons orange juice and add extra to style at finish of cooking if desired.
**Discovered subsequent to the BBQ sauces in any grocery retailer and provides a splendidly smoky taste.
***Once I drain my extra liquid, I prime a big bowl with a strainer and add sluggish cooker contents, urgent down on hen to eliminate all of the extra moisture then use drained liquid plus further wanted water to prepare dinner my rice.

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