Chicken Fajitas Crock pot

Introduction:

Chicken Fajitas  Crock pot! This beloved Tex-Mex dish is packed with mouthwatering flavors and tender chicken, and the best part is that it practically cooks itself. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a scrumptious and wholesome meal for your family and friends. In this blog, we’ll share the ingredients and preparation method to make the perfect Chicken Fajitas in the Crock pot.

 

Chicken Fajitas Crock pot:

Chicken Fajitas Crockpot

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning mix (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional for added spiciness)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Flour tortillas (for serving)

 

Preparation method:

Prepare the Chicken and Vegetables

  • Begin by thinly slicing the boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs. For even cooking, try to keep the pieces uniform in size.
  • Next, thinly slice the onion and the colorful bell peppers into strips. This vibrant mix of peppers adds both flavor and visual appeal to your fajitas.
  • Mince the garlic cloves, as fresh garlic will enhance the overall taste of the dish.

Step 2: Season the Chicken and Vegetables

  • In a small bowl, mix the fajita seasoning, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. This spice blend will infuse the chicken and vegetables with a burst of flavor.

Step 3: Assemble in the Crock pot

  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil at the bottom of your Crock pot to prevent sticking.
  • Add a layer of sliced onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic to cover the bottom.
  • Place the thinly sliced chicken on top of the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the spice blend evenly over the chicken, ensuring that each piece is well-coated.
  • Add the drained diced tomatoes on top, which will add juiciness to the dish during cooking.

Crockpot Cooking

  • Set your Crockpot to low heat and let the ingredients cook for 4 to 6 hours. Alternatively, you can cook on high heat for 2 to 3 hours. The longer, slower cooking time will allow the flavors to meld together beautifully.

 

Garnish:

  • Once the cooking time is up, your Chicken Fajitas should be tender and bursting with aroma.
  • Warm up your flour tortillas and scoop the chicken and vegetable mixture onto each one.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro to add a refreshing touch.

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