Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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This recipe for for slow cooker chicken fajitas is super easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner. It’s packed full of delicious flavor and super juicy chicken.

It is sure to become a family favorite and is perfect for busy weeknights!

white platter filled with finished slow cooker chicken fajitas. Garnishes of cilantro, and limes.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • KID FRIENDLY – This recipe is ultra comforting and sure to become a favorite that the entire family will love!
  • HEALTHY – Using only real whole food ingredients, this recipe is light, juicy, and full of flavor.
  • EASY – Super easy to put together for a busy night. Simply set in a crock pot and allow the slow cooker to do its thing! It also is a great for meal prep.
holding a chicken fajita in hand with fresh avocado slices.

Easy crockpot chicken fajitas ingredients

This delicious meal doesn’t require super complicated ingredients. Just a these simple ingredients…

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • can diced tomatoes
  • red bell pepper sliced
  • orange bell pepper sliced
  • red onion sliced
  • garlic cloves minced
  • cumin
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon
  • chili powder
  • onion powder
  • fresh lime juice
  • tortillas – flour or corn tortillas
ingredients for the slow cooker chicken fajitas in small bowls and spread on the counter top.

favorite toppings

  • cilantro
  • limes
  • avocado 
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream

tools you’ll need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe: 

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in printable recipe card below.

Instructions

Prepare your slow cooker with cooking spray or olive oil. In the bottom of your slow cooker add in diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, minced garlic, cinnamon, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Add in chicken and mix together. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours.

white slow cooker with tomatoes and seasonings at bottom.
chicken breasts added to top of slow cooker
cooked chicken in slow cooker.

Add in the pepper and onions. Cook on high for another hour. Take out chicken and shred with two forks. Place chicken back into the slow cooker along with lime juice and combine.

bell peppers and onions in the slow cooker.
shredded chicken in a white bowl.
bell peppers, onions, and shredded chicken in the slow cooker.

Serve the shredded chicken and fajita veggies on warm tortillas with your favorite fajita toppings!

holding a chicken fajita in hand with fresh avocado slices.

How to store leftovers

This recipe is perfect to make ahead. You can make the day before, store in the fridge and reheat in your slow cooker before serving. If you have leftovers, store the fajita mix separate from the tortillas in an airtight container in refrigerator for about 3-4 days.

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! This recipe is perfect to make ahead. You can make the day before, store in the fridge and reheat in your slow cooker before serving.

Are there any substitutions I can make?

Yes, you can use green peppers or sweet onion instead. You can also use your favorite fajita mix if you prefer! Taco seasoning will also work well in a pinch.

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bite taken out of individual slow cooker chicken fajitas.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

These easy chicken fajitas make a perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. Easily customizable and simply made in a slow cooker.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Serving Size 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the slow cooker with cooking spray or olive oil. In the bottom of the slow cooker add in the diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, minced garlic, cinnamon, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken to the slow cooker and mix together. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours. Add in the bell peppers and onions. Cook on high for another hour.
  • Remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Add the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker. Add fresh squeezed juice of one lime and combine.
  • Serve the fajita mixture on warm tortillas with desired toppings!

Notes

Substitutions: You can use green peppers or sweet onion instead. You can also use your favorite fajita or taco mix if you prefer!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love an easy slow cooker meal for mom life! This was perfect and flavorful. I ended up using frozen ingredients and it still turned out wonderful.