If your slow cooker goes into hibernation during the warm summer months, you’re missing out big time! Slow cookers aren’t just for soup season. In fact, I probably use my slow cooker MORE during the summer, because it doesn’t heat my whole kitchen up like my oven does. And these slow cooker chicken fajitas are my go-to warm weather slow cooker recipe these days.
Why is it my go-to? Well, it’s always nice when my entire family likes something I make for dinner, and my kids request this recipe on the regular.
Plus, less prep time means more play time! You can throw this recipe together in 10 minutes, which means dinner prep won’t get in the way of basking in the summer sun.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 hours
- 2 pounds (900g) chicken breasts
- 4 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
Place half of the sliced peppers and onion in the slow cooker. Layer the chicken and coat with honey, olive oil, lime juice, all the seasoning and chopped tomatoes.
Lastly, add the remaining peppers and onions and cook for 3-4 hours on high.
Remove the chicken and shred it with a fork, then return it to the slow-cooked, mix well and cook for another 10 mins. on low.
Assemble fajitas and enjoy. Suggested additional ingredients include corn tortillas or lettuce leaves, sour cream, guacamole, and fresh coriander.
Want a printable version of this recipe, complete with nutrition facts and a scannable MyFitnessPal code? Click here! Please note that MyFitnessPal data does not include tortillas or toppings.
Try these out for your next potluck fiesta (or just on a busy summer night!) and let me know what you think!
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