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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Before we left for Phoenix, I was a pantry-emptying machine. I was ruthless; we were not buying anything excepting fresh produce before we left for three months. There was no way I was going to be able to clear my pantry, let’s get that straight right away. I’m not sure if I have ever posted a picture of my pantry, but let’s just say it’s scary.

This was a recipe I literally threw into a crockpot, shrugged, and hoped.

Oh my word, something went incredibly right with this recipe. I will never make any other type of fajitas again.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

This is a cheater recipe and I love it. I had a packet of fajita seasoning and a jar of salsa in my pantry to use up, chicken breasts in the freezer and we always have tortillas for the kids who live on PB& J wraps.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

The best part is that you can customize it to your liking so easily. Want spicier? Use a hotter salsa. Have a favorite fajita seasoning? Use it.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

You can see that I also topped these with my Simple Mexican Coleslaw, however I was the only one who did so. (Big surprise, right? Everyone else looked at me like I was crazy. Sigh. This family of mine.)

The consistency is more like a pulled chicken and I think that’s why I loved it so much. I like regular fajitas, but I LOVE a pulled pork consistency in wraps more than chicken chunks. Mike also can’t eat peppers and to be honest, they would be mush in these anyway. If you want crispy peppers, then I would make traditional fajitas and skip these.

Happy Cooking everyone!

Love you more than chocolate,

Karlynn

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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total Time: 14 min
  • Category: Entree

Description

Easy shredded chicken breast fajitas done in the crockpot! Nothing like this delicious meal waiting for you at the end of the day!

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • one large white onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 (225) ml jar of salsa your choice of heat,
  • 1 package of your favorite fajita seasoning mix
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp white sugar

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the bottom of a crockpot.
  2. Sautee the onions in the butter in a medium skillet until browned and soft. You want to brown them to get the best flavor possible.
  3. Place onions on top of the chicken,
  4. Combine the last four ingredients together and pour over the chicken and onions, covering it all nicely.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours or low 6-8 hours, until the chicken shreds nicely.
  6. Serve on tortillas garnished with sour cream, cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ross Bellwood
    September 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Ah Ha, so this is where you hide that Ugly Chicken?

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      September 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      It’s hidden EVERYWHERE!!

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    James Lori Shipley
    April 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

    this is an easy to put together recipe-we love it-took it on our honeymoon and we loved it!!

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    Tanya-Dan Tompkins
    April 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Oooh \U0001f917 another must try.. loved the Buffalo pulled chicken last week.

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      April 24, 2016 at 12:37 am

      You will definitely like this one!!!

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    GoMa to 2
    October 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I will be making this for my grandson on Taco Tuesday!  Sounds yummy!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Bring him along lol.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Oh I’ll be doing so many all over that people will be tired of me lol!

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    Pauline Jong
    January 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks, Lisa for the “teenage boys” adjustment. That helps me tons.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my word that’s a lot of food LOL! But yes, teenage boys would eat it no problem!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Oh I will be!

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    PhillyCanada
    January 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    KitchenMagpie These look delicious! What’s your favourite fajita topping?

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      KitchenMagpie
      January 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      PhillyCanada Guacamole for sure!

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        PhillyCanada
        January 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm

        KitchenMagpie That’s a great topping! Do you like it mild, medium, or spicy?

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    Pauline Jong
    January 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Looking forward to it. Hope you do a chapters book signing or something like that when you roll it out! 🙂

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Aww thanks! I DO actually have a savory theme in mind for my next cookbook! I’ll just get this first one under my belt and then it’s time for the next!

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    Pauline Jong
    January 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love this one, Karlynn! You always seem to know what I have sitting in my fridge or something. Your recipes pop up just when I’m thinking, “what should I do with… [insert item from my fridge]. Thanks for saving the day. My kids are going to love your cookbook when you’re done!

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