Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas #PepperParty plus Le Creuset Giveaway!

An easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas that includes a tasty fajita marinade.  This recipe can easily be made in the oven too! 

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - www.motherthyme.com

I love Mexican food.  At least once a week I have a Mexican dish on the dinner menu.  One of my favorites are my Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas.  Large strips of chicken tossed in a delicious homemade fajita marinade and topped with bell peppers and onions.  After five or six hours simmering in the crock pot, dinner is ready and waiting.  Just warm up some flour tortillas and grab your favorite toppings such as guacamole, salsa, sour cream and of course shredded cheese for an easy meal great for those busy weeknights.

If you don’t have a crock pot, no worries.  You can easily make these in your oven in about thirty minutes.  Toss the chicken in the marinade and and place in a 9×13 casserole dish.  Drizzle the bell peppers and onions with olive oil and gently toss with chicken.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.  Easy as that!

Whether you make these chicken fajitas in your crock pot or bake them in your oven, these will quickly become a family favorite you’ll want to add to your dinner menu again and again.

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Today kicks off Bell Pepper week!  And what are fajitas without bell peppers?  Over the next seven days, I’ll be joining some of my blogging buddies and Divemex where we will be featuring a variety of bell pepper recipes along with awesome giveaways, a Twitter Party and a PinChat.  The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere.  But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first.  You can learn more about Divemex by visiting their website and join them on Facebook.  

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - www.motherthyme.com

What you need
Chicken breast, cut into strips
Sweet onion
Bell peppers
lime
Vegetable oil
Olive oil
Light brown sugar
Worcestershire sauce
Chili powder
Cumin
Garlic powder
Salt
Pepper
Flour tortillas
Toppings – guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce

Step one:  Mix marinade until blended and toss with chicken. Spray cooking spray in slow cooker and add chicken.


Step two:  Toss peppers and onions with olive oil and add on top of chicken. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - www.motherthyme.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: PT4-6H

Yield: 4-6 servings

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into about 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into large slices
  • 2 medium bell peppers (red, orange or yellow), seeded and cut into large strips
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • Toppings for serving: guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl stir lime juice, vegetable oil, chili powder, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, cumin, salt, garlic powder and pepper until blended.
  2. Pour sauce over chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and add chicken.
  4. Toss sliced onions and peppers with olive oil and add on top of chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked thoroughly and vegetables are tender.

Slow Cooker cooking time varies depending on temperature of your slow cooker. Oven option- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss chicken with sauce and place in an 9x13 casserole dish. Toss onions and peppers with olive oil and add on top of chicken. Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

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Comments

  1. Megan says

    I love love love stuffed bell peppers – it’s the best way to avoid a tortilla and still have that awesome filling!

  2. Amy B. says

    I must admit I really don’t like bell peppers, nor they me – but there are SO many other delicious things that could be cooked in that beautiful pan!

  3. Deb says

    Peppers are so good in many ways: raw, on pizza, as stuffed peppers, and fajitas. I like this recipe; making them in the slow cooker is genius (but thanks for including the quick oven version, too).

  4. Anne says

    I know it’s not very original, but my favorite recipe using bell peppers is chili. Peppers are a must in chili, at least for me. I keep a bag of frozen chopped peppers on hand for chili emergencies. LOL

  5. says

    Mmmm, the photos are so tasty that I can’t take my eyes of them… Oh, I wish I could cook fajitas at home, but now I’m in a hospital( and I’ll be staying there two more weeks) . I understand you when you say that Mexican dish should be brought into family menu every week as they are so tempting and delicious in my opinion. They are very suitable for fall when the weather gets colder.
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  6. emily willingham says

    my favorite bell pepper recipe is stuffed bell peppers – the kind with lots and lots of tomatoey sauce and rice in the meat filling. comfort food – yummm

  7. bethd says

    There’s an old Marcella Hazan recipe for chicken topped with peppers, carrots and onions. On the page I wrote (so many years ago when I first started cooking) “topping is so good that I double it!”

  8. Meghan VanCleave says

    I love sautéing red and green bell peppers with onions and add it to literally everything I eat. Red peppers are my favorite, they make everything better and there are too many ways too eat them. :)

  9. Marisa Johnson says

    I wanted to thank you for this recipe. It was truly delicious, and I was surprised how well it tasted reheated. My family liked it so much that today I prepped 2 batches for the freezer, for a quick meal to toss in the crockpot.

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