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Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 6.45.29 AMI don’t know if it’s the simplicity of preparing slow cooker chicken fajitas, or if it is the scent of the peppers and onions while they are sautéing, or if it’s that there are no cream of anything soups or MSG-laden seasoning packets on the ingredients list… But I love making and serving this meal. And I hope you will too.

Because they’re chicken fajitas, you can customize your toppings to your taste, but seriously unless you have a condition that keeps you from eating them, try it with the sautéed peppers and onions.

And you could always skim out the peppers and onions you used to flavor your chicken while cooking for a topping to make things even more simple, but seriously try it with the sautéed peppers and onions.

I don’t even need to call anyone in for dinner, the smell does it for me.

See the curling steam?

That’s the scent.

That scent makes my man happy.

Bad day at work? Peppers and onions.

Pigs won’t stop getting out? Peppers and onions.

I’ll mix them in a side dish of brown rice even. Whatever gets the compliments.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

You know what else brought in the compliments.

The tortillas.

I made sourdough tortillas when no one was looking and they thought they were store bought!

Granted, they didn’t stay soft as long, but I’m not a scientist. I can’t compete with their lab. I do the best I can.  I’m going to try warming them differently next time and if that works out well, maybe I’ll share the recipe here too.

Speaking of sharing recipes, let’s get on with it:

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
  • 1 small whole chicken
  • 1 green peppers, chopped (I love to use the frozen ones from garden surplus)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 t. cumin
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 2 t. salt
  • For Serving:
  • 2 green peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • oil or butter
  • salsa or chopped tomatoes
  • tortillas
  1. Place the chicken in the crockpot. (I use this one .)
  2. Scatter the pepper, onion, and garlic around the chicken and then sprinkle the spices over the top. Add a glass of water.
  3. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours or until a drumstick twists off.
  4. Prior to mealtime, saute the sliced peppers and onions in the oil or butter over medium heat until the onions are caramelized. Go slow so you don't burn the onions. This might take as long as 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas, remove the chicken from the crock and pick the meat from the bones, shredding the pieces.
  6. Divide the chicken, vegetables, and toppings among the tortillas.


Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas




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