Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 2 - lime(s)
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sour cream and guacamole**
  • Side: - flour tortillas**
  • Side: - can(s) refried beans**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the onion. Seed and slice the red and green bell peppers.
  2. Place the chicken breasts and chicken thighs into the base of the slow cooker and add the sliced onions, bell peppers, the juice from 2 limes, and sprinkle in the ground cumin and garlic powder.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Warm the refried beans.
  5. Spoon the shredded chicken into tortillas. Top with preferred garnishes.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas with refried beans.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 4 onions.
  2. Seed and slice 2 green and 2 red bell peppers.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • Half of the sliced green and red bell peppers
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Other fajita garnishes like pico de gallo or salsa verde are great with these fajitas, too.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and garnishes.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks and serve in flour tortillas.
Serve with refried beans.

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