Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Today we’re sharing a recipe for easy slow cooker chicken fajitas.

I can’t really decide what I should call my crock pot/slow cooker. What term do you use?

Earlier this week we shared a fantastic recipe for baked potato soup that is made in the magical crock pot – just like this recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Put your chicken inside, close the lid and magic happens. I swear.

I always talk about adding more crock pot recipes to my repertoire because they are just so easy. And just this week, I was using my crock pot to make a different recipe and I realized that it has a timer so I can set when I want it to start cooking.

Magic, see? I can’t believe I didn’t discover that sooner.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Serving Size: 6


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 3 breasts)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 peppers of your choice, largely diced
  • 1 can, 10 oz, diced tomatoes and green chiles (i.e. something like Rotel)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning or 1/4 cup homemade taco seasoning
  • Serve with:
  • tortillas/chips, tomato, corn, onion, cilantro, cheese, salsa, guacamole, refried beans, etc.


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken.
  3. Add the can of diced tomatoes & green chiles, both diced peppers and diced onion.
  4. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. After the chicken is completely cooked, remove the breasts from the crock pot and shred using 2 forks. If the chicken doesn't shred easily, put it back in the crock pot until it's easier to shred.
  6. After you shred it, return the chicken to the crock pot for 30 minutes to cook in the juices.
  7. Serve using a slotted spoon to avoid collecting too much juice.

Recipe adapted from Center Cut Cook.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Chicken fajitas – delicious and easy!

Want to know a little secret? I like eating mine with french dressing :)

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17 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — February 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I am always looking for a new slow cooker recipe! This looks great Beth!

    • The First Year Blog — February 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

      And I love that it is versatile! Thanks for coming by Nancy!

  2. BrunchTimeBaker — February 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

    These fajitas look amazing! I got to try soon

    • The First Year Blog — February 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      And they freeze great if you have leftovers that you want to eat at a later time!

  3. We all love fajitas and I love crock pot meals! These look great! I also have to say that I love Aldi! :D

    • The First Year Blog — February 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      Oh yeah! I definitely like Aldi – love their refried beans!

  4. Andi @ The Weary Chef — February 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    My mom always called it a crockpot, but now I usually call it a slow cooker. I guess I use both! Now let’s talk about these fajitas: YUM! I love Mexican food of any kind, even better when it’s this easy. I’ll be pinning this one for sure! We’d love for you to pop over and share this with us at Saturday Night Fever too :)

    • The First Year Blog — February 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      I agree, so much better when it’s easier!

  5. (@KathyAMorelli) — February 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    This looks great! Yum! #SITSBLOG

  6. Marvelous Mommy — February 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I’ll totally try this! Thanks for the recipe! Pinning for later! Beautiful photos too!

  7. OKC Mom of 3 — February 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    We love fajitas but I haven’t made them in the crockpot before. I will have to pin this for later. Stopping by from the SITS Girls linkup

  8. Amy | Club Narwhal — February 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh man, you read my mind! I am craving fajitas but would love to come home from work and not have to cook–the slow cooker always answers all problems :) These look delicious!

  9. Corey @ — February 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    These look delish Beth! Pinning and thanks for linking up at The Makers!

  10. Karly — February 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Hi Beth!

    I featured your recipe again this week, yay! I love your stuff so much!
    I hope you will stop by and link up again this week so I can see what’s going on in your kitchen, yum!


  11. Cindy Eikenberg — February 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Beth – these sound so good and French dressing – what a great idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – hope you’re having a happy and wonderful week!


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