Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chicken Fajitas {Crockpot}

This Texas girl is still getting used to the Mexican food here in North Carolina. There has been progress, they opened a Chuy's in a shopping area we frequent! Score! We love it. However, we still cook our favorites at home all of the time. We have our favorite chicken fajita recipe, but that requires the grill. It is currently 49 degrees outside, I won't do that to my poor husband, even for delicious fajitas.

Insert this recipe, it is so, so, easy to make and is a crockpot recipe! My favorite, do the work in the morning and eat at night. I loved that this recipe included the bell peppers and onions, so literally all we did was grate some cheese and make a quick guacamole and dinner was ready. As always, shredded meats=a ton of food, so plan for leftovers. The leftovers can be used for anything you normally use your salsa chicken for quesadillas, shredded chicken salad, sandwiches, nachos, etc. 
Source: Lynsey Lou's

4 tablespoons of Butter
1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced into strips
1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced into strips
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Onion, sliced into strips
3 Chicken Breasts
1 1/2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning, homemade or package
1 jar of your favorite Salsa, 16 oz.
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Flour or Wheat Tortillas
Additional Toppings: Cheese, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Rice, etc. 

First, place the butter at the bottom of the crockpot, place the vegetables on top, then the chicken breast. Sprinkle the chicken with the brown sugar, taco seasoning, and salt and pepper. Pour the salsa over everything.

Now, cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken easily shreds. 

When it is done cooking, remove the chicken to a large bowl and shred the chicken with two forks. Place the vegetables in another bowl. Spoon the remaining juices into the chicken and vegetables, if desired. 

Make your fajitas and top with whatever toppings you desire. 


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife


  1. These look and sound really good! I love using the crock pot. Thanks for sharing! - http://thecharmitspot.com/

  2. Love that this uses the crockpot! And Chuy's is one of my favorites! But I love making Mexican at home too, these look delicious!

    1. The crockpot really makes it so easy to make at home, but who can resist Chuy's! :)