Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chicken Fajitas In The Slow Cooker

This slow cooker recipe for chicken fajitas is delicious, as they slow cook all day the chicken, peppers, and onions soak in the warm spices and take on the flavor leaving you with tender chicken and veggies. So much better than just frying this in a pan. Much easier than having to marinate the chicken, and after cooking the fajita this way you will now make them this way all the time. Great for  any day of the week, start in the morning and at dinner time all you have to do is warm the tortilla's. Love my slow cooker and any time I find a great recipe or get a chance I will use it.

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders or chicken breasts ( if using chicken breasts, slice in half lengthwise then into strips, just like chicken tenders)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, if you cant find the petite tomatoes with the green chilies just buy plain petite tomatoes and buy a small can of green chilies and add your desired amount
  • 1 red, orange and green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 8 ounce bag of cheddar cheese 
  • For Serving:
  • Flour tortillas, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, cheddar cheese
  • 1. Pour half of the canned tomatoes into the bottom of a slow cooker and spread evenly. Then top with half of the peppers and half of the onions. Add in the garlic, then place the chicken breasts in
  • 2. In a small bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Pour evenly half of the seasoning over chicken breasts then turn over the chicken and sprinkle on the remainder of spices. Top with remaining half of the tomatoes, then place in the remaining peppers and onions.
  • 3. Cover and cook on HIGH heat 4 hours or low heat 6 - 8 hours, until chicken has cooked through and veggies are tender.
  • 4.Remove chicken, you can shred or keep intact and just slice into smaller strips. Ladle out 1 cup of the juices that are in slow cooker and discard. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice and honey and add to slow cooker along with chicken and season with additional salt to taste if desired. Gently toss. 
  • 5. Serve warm in warmed tortillas with cheddar cheese (if desired top with sour cream, and salsa optional)

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