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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are an easy slow cooker dinner recipe full of fresh Mexican flavors. Ideal for prepping ahead of time and freezer friendly!

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas an easy dinner recipe

    People often think of slow cooker recipes as a fall or winter dish but we actually love using our slow cooker in the summer months as well. When it’s super hot and humid outside the last thing I want to do is stand behind a hot stove or heat up our kitchen with an oven.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas a healthy Mexican recipe

    More often than not, the slow cooker saves the day and it was no exception recently when I turned my husband’s favorite Mexican dish into a slow cooker recipe: chicken fajitas! (For those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time, my husband still doesn’t love Mexican food but for some reason he likes fajitas. I don’t get it either.)

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Ingredients

    The recipe couldn’t be easier: you simply fill the bottom of your slow cooker with peppers (we like orange and yellow), onions and boneless chicken breasts. Then, season to taste with your favorite spices such as cumin, garlic powder, smoke paprika, etc.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas an easy gluten free dinner recipe

    Beer adds a great depth of flavor in the slow cooking process but if you want to keep it out just swap with chicken broth.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas an easy dinner recipe

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - a healthy Mexican recipe

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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    This easy slow cooker chicken recipe is full of fresh Mexican flavors and is ideal for prepping ahead of time!
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 4 hrs
    TOTAL: 4 hrs 10 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Equipment

    Ingredients
     

    • 20 ounces chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
    • 2 sweet bell peppers (any color) (cored and thinly sliced)
    • 1 large yellow onion (thinly sliced)
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
    • 8 ounces beer (or chicken stock)
    • flour tortillas (to serve)
    • cilantro, sour cream, guacamole (optional toppings)

    Instructions
     

    • Line the bottom of a slow cooker with the chicken breasts, peppers and onions. Sprinkle with the spices (cumin through cayenne) then pour in beer.
    • Heat on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours. Shred chicken with two forks and serve with warmed flour tortillas and toppings of choice.

    Notes

    Nutrition facts don’t include tortillas as calories vary by brand.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 30gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1169mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 4.3g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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