Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are a delicious and easy way to make fajitas without the hassle!
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Fajitas are one of my favorite meals to order when we go out to dinner! Those sizzling platers with onions and peppers are always my go-to order at any restaurant. Did you know that Texas invented fajitas? They were given their offical name in Pharr, Texas at the Round-Up Restuarant but until the 1990’s the name fajitas wasn’t know except in Texas! Finally someone decided to market these tasty meat-filled tortillas in their marketing and a legend was born! I’m so happy that you can find fantastic fajitas at so many restaurants these days.
Of course, I had to recreate this classic in the crockpot for an easy weeknight meal. This tender and juicy chicken is a great way to skip the restaurant bill and make your own chicken fajitas at home. Add a fresh squeeze of lime, toppings, and warmed tortillas for serving and you will have a fajita fiesta at home!
My love for Mexican food runs deep with my recipes like Beefy Cheesy Taco Casserole, Pork Carnitas, and Carne Asada Tacos and these Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are another great classic recipe that can be made in the slow cooker for an easy crockpot chicken recipe.
Best of all Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are a very healthy dinner option but one that actually has tons of flavor! One of the great parts of fajitas is the toppings you can add to customize them for everyone in the family or even for a party!
Crockpot Chicken Fajita Ingredients
Chicken– You can use chicken breasts or chicken thighs in this recipe. You just want to make sure to use boneless skinless chicken.
Bell Peppers– Bell peppers are key to this recipe! They add the classic flavor of fajitas. I usually go with green and red bell peppers but any color will work.
Fajita Seasoning– There are lots of different Fajita Seasonings out there. I choose Lawry’s Seasoning since it was gluten-free but you can use whatever brand you like.
Onion– I like to use sweet onions for my fajitas because when they are cooked slowly they bring out a sweet flavor to the dish. If you are looking for spice try a red onion and white onions are the mildest. Make sure to slice the onions thin so that they cook evenly and aren’t too overwhelming in the dish.
Rotel Tomatoes– Rotel diced tomatoes already have green chilies in them which gives a spice to the fajitas.
Garlic– I used fresh garlic in this recipe. You could swap it for garlic powder if needed.
Lime– Lime juice adds a fresh flavor to this dish. I highly recommend using fresh lime juice.
Honey– This adds a balance to all the acidity in the dish to create a deeper flavor.
Warmed Tortillas– This isn’t a technical ingredient but you can’t forget the tortillas for your chicken fajitas (unless you are low-carb)! We use corn tortillas to stay gluten-free. I always like to heat ours up on the stove or microwave to give that restaurant-quality feeling.
How to Make Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Step 1. Add 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker and place chicken on top.
Step 2. Sprinkle Fajita Seasoning on top of the chicken.
Step 3. Top chicken with onions, peppers, and remaining Rotel tomatoes.
Step 4. Mix together lime juice, garlic, and honey. Pour over chicken and veggies.
Step 5. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Step 6. Once finished cooking drain additional juice from the chicken and veggies if desired.
Step 7. Remove chicken and slice or shred. Place chicken back in the slow cooker and squeeze fresh lime juice and a drizzle of honey onto the chicken.
Step 8. Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings.
How to Make Your Own Fajita Seasoning
If you don’t have Fajita Seasoning at your grocery store or just prefer to make it on your own it’s quick and easy to whip this classic seasoning together. You just measure all the ingredients and mix them together for a quick and homemade fajita seasoning!
Fajita Seasoning Ingredients-
- Chili Powder- 2 teaspoons
- Paprika- 1 teaspoon
- Cumin- 1/2 teaspoon
- Garlic Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
- Onion Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
- Dried Oregano- 1 teaspoon
- Salt- 1 teaspoon
- Sugar- 1 teaspoon
- Cayenne Pepper- 1/4 teaspoon
Best Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
This Crockpot Chicken Fajita recipe makes getting dinner on the table a breeze! This recipe has easy ingredients that only take a few minutes to prep. You can even use frozen fajita veggies if you don’t want to cut fresh peppers and onions.
Once the chicken and veggies are all cooked you toss them into your favorite tortillas and top them with all your favorite toppings to make a homecooked dinner that is family-friendly and delicious. This meal will be added to your weekly rotation for sure!
Chicken Fajita Toppings
The options are endless for Fajita toppings which is one of my favorite parts about Fajita night! You can keep it simple with avocado, cheese, and sour cream or you can get crazy with a toppings bar. This is a quick list of all the toppings you can add to your slow-cooker chicken fajitas.
- Avocado or Guacamole
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Fresh Limes (yes please!)
- Pickled Red Onions
- Fresh or Pickled Jalapenos
- Salsa or Pico De Gallo
- Queso Dip
- Cotija Cheese
- Roasted Corn
What to serve with Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Tortillas- I mentioned this in the ingredients but wanted to double-mention it!
Mexican Rice- I love to use my rice maker and cook this Mexican rice while the chicken is cooking.
Black beans or Refried Beans- Open up a can of refried beans for a quick side dish!
Slow Cooker Mexican Corn– Corn is always a great option and this version is filled with delicious Mexican flavors.
Substitutions for Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
- Swap out the protein- You can use 1 1/2 pounds flank steak instead of chicken.
- Spice it up- Use hot Rotel tomatoes to make the dish spicier or add extra cayenne pepper.
- Skip the honey- You can use agave nectar instead of honey.
- You can use salsa instead of Rotel diced tomatoes.
Chicken Fajitas for Meal Prep
This chicken fajita meat is great for meal prep for the week! You can make multiple easy meals out of this dish. Feel free to double the recipe and get tons of leftovers for lunch and dinner.
I always use my leftover chicken and veggies and turn them into Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls later in the week. You can use all the same toppings as the fajitas and you don’t even have to cook!
Plus you can even use it for a salad! I add black beans and corn with the chicken fajita mix and serve it over lettuce with salsa and sour cream.
How to Store Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Store the chicken and veggies in a sealed container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or stove. Add chicken and veggies to tortillas, rice, or a salad.
Allow the chicken to cool completely before transferring it into a freezer-safe bag or container. It will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Make sure to make the date on the bag/container so you know when to use it before it goes bad! You can thaw this overnight in the refrigerator and then throw it back in the slow cooker on the warm setting for another fabulous fajita dinner.
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Double up on the veggies if you love them!
If you prefer crunchy bell peppers add them in the last hour of cooking.
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper onto the tacos for added heat!
All of the ingredients I use are gluten-free. My husband has celiac disease, which means you are allergic to gluten.
You will need to make sure to use gluten-free Fajitas Seasoning and gluten free tortillas. Corn tortillas are naturally gluten-free or you can get gluten-free flour tortillas.
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
- 2 pounds chicken boneless and skinless
- 2 bell peppers sliced
- 1 sweet onion sliced
- 1 Fajita Seasoning
- 1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp honey plus more for finishing
- 1 lime
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- Add 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker and place chicken on top.
- Sprinkle Fajita Seasoning on top of the chicken.
- Top chicken with onions, peppers, and remaining Rotel tomatoes.
- Mix together lime juice, garlic, and honey. Pour over chicken and veggies.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours
- Once finished cooking drain additional juice from the chicken and veggies if desired.
- Remove chicken and slice or shred. Place chicken back in the slow cooker and squeeze fresh lime juice and a drizzle of honey onto the chicken.
- Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings.
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