Crock pot Chicken Fajitas

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These Crock pot Chicken Fajitas were something I threw together last minute and ended up being a new recipe that I will use from now on! They are SO easy!

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Crock pot Chicken Fajitas served on tortilla topped with Mexican Coleslaw and cilantro
Crock pot Chicken Fajitas

How to Make Crock Pot 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 crock pot, shrugged, and hoped.

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

close up of Crock pot Chicken Fajitas served on tortilla topped with Mexican Coleslaw and cilantro

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.

Crock pot Chicken Fajitas served on tortilla topped with Mexican Coleslaw and cilantro in a white plate

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.

Close up of Crock pot Chicken Fajitas served on tortilla topped with Mexican Coleslaw and cilantro in a white plate

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!

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Crock pot Chicken Fajitas

Easy shredded chicken breast fajitas done in the crockpot! Nothing like this delicious meal waiting for you at the end of the day!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Main Course
Slow Cooker / Crockpot
Karlynn Johnston


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


  • Place chicken in the bottom of a crockpot.
  • 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.
  • Place onions on top of the chicken,
  • Combine the last four ingredients together and pour over the chicken and onions, covering it all nicely.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low 6-8 hours, until the chicken shreds nicely.
  • Serve on tortillas garnished with sour cream, cheese and cilantro.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional values are without the fajitas seasoning, add those in when calculating

Nutrition Information

Calories: 106kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 278mg, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 2.4mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Ross Bellwood says

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

  2. James Lori Shipley says

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

  3. Tanya-Dan Tompkins says

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

  4. GoMa to 2 says

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

  5. The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  6. Pauline Jong says

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

  7. The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  8. PhillyCanada says

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

      • PhillyCanada says

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

  9. Pauline Jong says

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

  10. The Kitchen Magpie says

    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!

  11. Pauline Jong says

    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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