Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 30 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas
with guacamole / sour cream / lettuce

Active: 30 min Total: 6 hr 30 min

While fajitas on a sizzling platter are fun to enjoy at a restaurant, we love that you can get all those same great flavors at home letting the slow-cooker do the work. Serve these chicken and pepper fajitas topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp lettuce.

Tags

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas:
  • Onions, yellow - 1, sliced
  • Bell peppers, any color - 3, sliced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (enough for 2 nights) - 2 lbs
  • Diced tomatoes, fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can
  • Chili powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Lettuce, any crisp variety like Romaine or Boston leaf - 1 head, chopped
  • Tortillas, flour and taco-sized (sub corn) - 8
  • Sour cream (sub plain yogurt) - 1/4 cup
Guacamole:
  • Cilantro, fresh - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Shallots - 1/4 bulb, minced
  • Avocados - 2
  • Limes - 1/2, juice of

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Onion / Bell peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cilantro / Shallots / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Chicken breasts - Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Slow-cook chicken - This makes enough for two nights. Pour tomatoes (including liquid) into the bowl of a slow cooker. Top with onions, peppers, and then chicken. Sprinkle garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and black pepper evenly over the top. Slow-cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or high for 3 to 4 hours). (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Chop lettuce.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Get 1 free month
Learn More

Make

  1. Make guacamole by mashing together avocado, cilantro, shallots and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and hot sauce.
  2. Remove lid from slow-cooker and use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken and peppers to a cutting board. Roughly chop. Transfer half of the chicken and peppers to a serving platter to serve tonight. Reserve the other half the chicken and peppers and the liquid in the bowl of the slow-cooker for Thursday.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package instructions.
  4. Serve tortillas topped with chicken and peppers, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (160)
Gluten-free (10)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (12)

68 reviews

this is the recipe used for Jillian graduation party. Served over rice.

By: Nancy
Posted: Aug 15, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pretty good. Came out sort of watery. I imagine there are loads better ways to make fajitas. -R

By: Rachel
Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I wanted the chicken to have a bit more spice & flavor.

By: Amy
Posted: Sep 08, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken was VERY bland

By: Ryan
Posted: Apr 07, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I have to admit I was sceptical about using the crock pot got fajitas, but I was very happy with the results! The chicken was perfect and the veggies were still crisp. I cooked it on high for three hours and took half of the chicken and pepper mix of getting with a slotted spoon as directed. There was not an issue with them being saucy as other people noted. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

By: Jodi
Posted: Feb 02, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chicken was really watery and it needed more flavor.

By: Jacalyn
Posted: Jan 29, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful