Love fajitas, but hate slaving over a stove? Give these crock pot chicken fajitas a try! They’re easy to make, delicious, and make a great freezer meal.
When warm weather arrives where you live, do you have trouble motivating yourself to cook because it’s just too damn hot?
Despite how hot it gets in Atlanta, it’s pretty rare that I need to turn on my A/C. Except when I cook.
It’s not as bad as it was in my old apartment (galley kitchen with no windows). But it still gets pretty warm once I turn that oven on. In my old apartment, though? Cooking made that kitchen hot hot hot. I even checked the temperature once. Depending on how long I was cooking, it was about 10-15 degrees warmer in the kitchen.
So my first summer in Atlanta, I vowed to use the stove/oven as infrequently as I could. Which meant a lot of crock pot meals (and salads).
Once of my absolute favorites has been this crock pot chicken fajita recipe.
Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
You can use cooked chicken (definitely a plus if you’re into rotisserie chicken uses) or raw chicken. I normally use raw, because I can just throw all ingredients into a freezer bag and then pull it out when I’m ready.
I paired this will some Mexican Beans and Rice. I was hoping it would taste more like the rice you can get in those packets. It didn’t. Ah well.
Freezer Friendly Tips
- Raw chicken will freeze and thaw better than cooked. But you can freeze cooked chicken if you want to speed up the cooking process later.
- This can be frozen for up to 6-9 months.
Budget Friendly Tips
- The part of the chicken you use for this doesn’t matter. You’re going to have to shred it anyway, so if you want to save money by using something with the bone in, go for it.
- If you have the ingredients for it, make homemade fajita seasoning instead of buying a packet. One packet isn’t so pricey, but if you’re making a larger batch of this, it adds up.
- Unless there’s a sale or you grow your own, green bell peppers are cheaper than other peppers. So to save some money, use those.
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- 3 cups shredded chicken (or 2 large chicken breasts)
- 1 package of frozen bell pepper and onion slices (or 2 bell peppers and 1 small onion, sliced)
- 2 packets of fajita seasoning
- cheese, sour cream, etc. (optional)
Step 01: If using cooked chicken, add it to the crock pot with the seasoning, pepper, and chicken broth. Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until the pepper is soft.
If using raw chicken, add it to the crock pot with the seasoning, pepper, and chicken broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through. Shred the chicken in the crock pot.
Step 02: Serve on a tortilla with whatever toppings you want.