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Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

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Oh. My. Word. These are amazing. Actually, amazing doesn’t even cover it. They are stupendous! Spectacular! Dreamy! Totally Tubular! You want to make these soon. Very soon. In fact, you’re already too late. Gosh, you’re so slow……cooker. Slow cooker, get it? Okay, sorry.

I found three marked down peppers at Food City so I knew immediately I’d make fajitas with them…..then I decided to use my crockpot too. Y’all are sure bossy and keep asking me for more crockpot recipes. GOSH! The color of the peppers doesn’t matter, but the orange and yellow sure are pretty. You also need an onion, chicken, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, lime juice, tortillas, and tortilla fixings…really simple stuff that combines to make something totally tubular. You can count on hearing that at least two more times today.


Slice your veggies. It helps them not disintegrate in the crockpot…..or something like that. Actually, it just makes it easier to serve – and it’s easier to slice than chop. Unless you’re like me and have a stinking awesome Slap Chop.


Throw your peppers and onions into the bottom of your crockpot (grease it first) and put your chicken breast on top. I left mine whole because I knew I was going to shred it. I just like shredded chicken. Most fajita recipes tell you to slice the chicken…..and you can do that if you like, but I like to be different……or weird. One of those.


Pour 1/4 to ½ cup of chicken broth over the ingredients. Normally you don’t add water to a crock pot recipe, but I wanted to make sure there was plenty of moisture down in there. It really helps the chicken be nice and moist….no one likes tough chicken.


Sprinkle the chicken with the chili powder, cumin, and salt. I love cumin…..I use it regularly. It will seem like a lot of seasoning, but it’s really not. It’s just right.

*NOTE – see recipe for other seasoning options.*

If you want to use a pre-made seasoning, try Holgrain Fajita Seasoning from Vitacost – it’s free of MSG and non-GMO.Use my affiliate link for $10 off your first $30 order!


You’ll need to squirt lime juice over the top of the chicken. I just used bottled lime juice since I didn’t have any fresh limes. If you do, you’re totally tubular. It was probably one or two tablespoons that I squeezed in there. It really gives it a great flavor. I should grow a lime tree. I should grow any tree……actually, I should just grow SOMETHING.


You’re going to cover the crockpot and let it cook on low for 4-8 hours (depending on the cut of chicken used). It’s going to make your house smell good all day long. You’ll get belly growls. Your child will chant “Yum, yum!” all day long. Your neighbors will come knocking.Instead of standing around and twiddling your thumbs, waiting for it to be done, why don’t you make up a batch of homemade cleaner and attack the floor? I hear that works for some people.


It will look like this when it’s done. Yes, I realize this looks nothing like something you would want to serve for dinner. It looks like something that’s been on the buffet line too long. It’s not burned…..it just looks burned. Well, I hope yours isn’t burned. Mine wasn’t.


Shred your meat with two forks and then it will look lovely and delicious like this. Oh yeah, baby. Come to Mama! Stir the meat back down into the juices and veggies.  Serve it with a slotted spoon. I used my spaghetti spoon and it worked great.


Here is what we had with ours – tortillas, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and salsa. Oh yeah. Fixings. I just like saying it….but around here it sounds more like “Fixuns.”


It’s going to be messy. They are very moist and juicy, which I LOVE. You’ll make a big mess while eating it. I served ours with rice and just let my juice drip on the rice, making it delicious and totally tubular. This isn’t something you want to serve on a first date or if you’re trying to be prim and proper….it’s something you want to serve to your best friend who doesn’t care if you’re still in your pajamas at 6pm. They are really great leftover too. I took a big ole bite of cold meat before I warmed it up and it was so good I almost stood at the counter to devour the bowl cold.Totally Tubular.

The leftover chicken works GREAT in Fiesta Chicken Nachos from 20 Minute Meals.

**If you like this recipe, you should also check out Crock Pot Beef Fajitas. Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.**


 

If you like this post and love your slow cooker, you’ll likely enjoy my posts of 100 Days of NO Processed Meals: Crock Pot Style and 100 Crock Pot Dessert Recipes as well. And while I’m thinking of what you might like, I’d bet you’d enjoy my books: Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook and Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook – both are available in print or as eBooks. 😉 Shameless book plug.



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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • becky

    About how many servings would you say this recipe makes? It looks like it would make a lot of fajitas!

    • Stacy

      I’d say it would feed 6. It fed us for three meals.

  • Angela Tuell

    That looks amazing!!!!

  • Renee

    How much water did you use?

    • Stacy

      I didn’t use water. I used chicken broth and lime juice. :-)

  • Julie

    This receipe is so good, however next time im going to use a real lime. It was a big hit with my family.

    • Stacy

      I’m glad! :-) They make great leftovers.

  • Amanda

    guess what I just decided we were having for dinner tonight.

    • Stacy

      They’re delish!

  • http://nannykim-nannykim.blogspot.com kim/nannykim

    I make chicken in the crock pot with added broth , because , as you say it makes it very moist. This looks like a recipe I will have to try.

    • Stacy

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • Sara

    So you use liquid to make these juicy buttttt I actually don’t like juicy. Can I omit the stock and just let the natural juices of the veggies make it slightly juicy? I plan to use a can of Rotel tomato and chilies with lime in lieu of the lime juice? Thoughts on how your experience might dictate how my tweaking might turn out or better yet, thoughts on how to make it less juicy but yummified?

    • Stacy

      :-) I like my chicken very juicy, so that’s why I cook it with a bit of stock. However, I serve it with a slotted spoon or spaghetti spoon to get rid of most of the juice for serving. I think it would be just fine if you omitted the stock, especially if you are using a can of Rotel. Good luck!

  • Rachel

    Could you add some skirt steak with it? My husband likes combo fajitas and was wondering if I could put both together.

    • Stacy

      Rachel, I haven’t tried that yet…..but I do have plans to try it very soon! :-)

  • Jene

    Do you have any nutritional info on this dish?

    • Stacy

      No, I’m sorry. :-( We just make it and eat it!

  • Ben

    This looks delicious! I made something similar (with lemon juice and Tony Chachere’s) and loved it. The chicken comes out so moist and tender. You should check out the GetCrocking! iPhone app. http://www.getcrockingapp.com

    • Stacy

      :-) I don’t have an iPhone…I’m afraid of them. I hear they sorta take over your life. Ha! It’s on Barry’s wish list, so I’ll make sure to remember the app.

      • Ben

        LoL. I know what you mean. I don’t think it’s just the iPhone, but pretty much any smart phone these days. I do love my iDevices though. :)

        • Stacy

          And I bet you have a Mac. :-)

      • Ben

        No, sadly I don’t have a Mac. I have two computers running Windows and one with Linux. Yes, I’m a computer geek. I want a MacBook Pro laptop but they are too expensive. :(

        • Stacy

          It’s okay to be a computer geek – I’m married to one. LOL

  • Jessica

    Can you cook this on high for 4 hours instead of low at 8

    • Stacy

      I’m not sure…but it should work. I’ve never done it. The high setting gives me the heebie jeebies. :-)

  • Marissa

    Can I cook this on high for 4 hours instead of low for 8?

    • Marissa

      And can my chicken breasts be frozen?

      • Stacy

        I’ve never done it that way – it would require longer cooking time and might be hard on the peppers…but maybe not. :-)

    • Stacy

      I’ve never tried that, but it should work. I’m actually afraid of the high setting. LOL

  • Stephanie

    This looks so tasty and i am sure my family will love love love this! I am really interested in freezer meals and was windering if you think this would be a good “crock pot freezer meal”? I would hate for something this yummy to turn to mush.

    • Stacy

      I’m not sure how the peppers would do once they were already cooked and then frozen….but you could just do the chicken part and then add the peppers when you were thawing to make for dinner – that might work. :-)

  • Danielle

    Wondering if your veggies were very soft? I love crunchy onions/peppers on my fajitas!!

    • Stacy

      Yes…cooking for long periods in the crock makes them very soft. If you wanted them crunchy, you could just add them in the last hour of cook time. :-)

  • Sheila

    Just finished eating this and it was pretty good (cooked on high for 4 hrs and it did great). For our own taste we may add more seasoning next time, and more peppers- they really reduce down. Thinking about using leftovers for Chicken Fajita Soup…any suggestions?

  • Kelly B

    I know you posted this a while ago, but I just found it this weekend on Pinterest. Put it all in the crockpot yesterday morning and had it last night. It was delish!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love fajitas anyways, but these were, by far, the best fajitas ever. THANK YOU so much for sharing this recipe!

    • Stacy

      You are most welcome. I’m just tickled pink you liked them! :-)

  • Mina B

    Do you think lemon juice would work just as well?

    • Stacy

      Probably….but I wouldn’t use as much. I think it’s a bit stronger. :-)

  • dyan

    Love these.

    • Stacy

      I’m so glad! :-)

  • nessie

    Great recipe, I want to try it out tonight! Just a quick question, how spicy is this? I’m not accustomed to cooking with chili powder and have no idea if it’s mild or not.

    Thanks!

    • Stacy

      It’s not too spicy…you can add heat or take it away based on your preference. :-) I like hot food, but have to keep it semi-mild for my toddler.

  • Lisa

    Loved these!!! Had enough left over to make sourcream chicken echiladas freezer meal.

    • Stacy

      That sounds delicious!!

  • http://www.nosh.co Robbie

    Hey Stacy

    Chicken fajitahs look amazing, could almost taste them through the pictures. Going to try these next Friday!

    Robbie.

    • Stacy

      I do so hope you enjoy them!

  • http://www.hollyabston.com Holly Abston

    I made this today. It was awesome. I linked to this post on my facebook page and my facebook business page. It was really good and SO SO easy! I am adding your blog to my google reader!

    • Stacy

      Well, thank you Holly! I am VERY honored! :-)

  • http://recipes.alwaysbcmom.com/ Anna

    Thanks so much! These are so easy to make and taste so good. I just made them for dinner tonight, and I will definitely be making them again.

    • Stacy

      Anna, thanks so much for letting me know! We love them too. :-)

  • http://dollarsfordonuts-marchofdimes.blogspot.com Lindsay

    I love that you use words like tubular… totally made my day. …anyway. Thanks for the dinner idea! I bought a big ol’ bad of flour tortilla mix at Walmart and I think they will be FABULOUSO with this recipe! I cannot wait to eat dinner to night! You rock!

    • Stacy

      Well, thanks a bunch! :-) Have a good dinner!

  • http://pinterest.com Kerry Shiets

    I am very interested in making this.. But my husband recently suffered a mild stroke and found also he has high cholesterol. Can I substitute the salt with something else??? Thank You for your time.

    • Stacy

      Hi Kerry! I would just leave the salt out…and then you could add it later if someone else wants some on their fajita. Hope that helps!

  • brittney

    *burp.
    just finished.
    nom nom nom!
    (:

    • Stacy

      You’re giving me a craving…..

  • http://Stacymakescents.com Gina

    Love this recipe, my family gobbled it up the first time I made it. Have it going in the crock pot today. Does this freeze well? Have you tried freezing it?
    Thanks

    • Stacy

      You know, I’ve never tried to freeze it. I just fix it as we want it…which is often. LOL :-) I’m not sure how the already cooked peppers would hold up. But you could try one batch and see…I’m pretty sure it would still be edible even if it wasn’t pretty. :-)

  • Sarah J

    Hiii I am trying your recipe tonight for my co workers and I was wondering if I doubled the recipe, would I still cook on low for 8 hours or longer? Please get back to me asap thanks!!!

    • Stacy

      It really depends on the size of your crock. If you’re using a larger crock pot, it should take the same amount of time. I used a 5 quart crock…hope that helps! If you’re using a 5 quart too, go ahead and check it after 8 hours to see if it’s done – it might be! The chicken has to be very well done in order to shred. :-)

  • Sarah J

    Can you use fajita seasoning instead? I have a huge container from BJ’s that never gets used? I wonder how much of that as well? Helpppp!!!!

    • Stacy

      Sarah, I’ve never tried that but it should work…..since it uses about 4 tablespoons total of the other ingredients (salt, cumin, and chili powder), I might start with three tablespoons of fajita seasoning and see how that is. If it’s not strong enough, you could always add more after it cooks. Good luck!

  • Michelle

    I just put all of the ingredients in the crock pot and my wonderful husband walked in and asked if he could take us out to dinner this afternoon (awww). So my question is, can I re-heat these tomorrow after church without them being mushy?

    • Stacy

      I think they’d be just fine! I wouldn’t re-heat in the microwave though…sometimes it makes things a bit soggy. I’d try using the oven. :-)

  • Audra

    Having these tonight and I can’t wait! Thank you for the wonderfully awesome recipe!!!!

    • Stacy

      Audra, I hope your family loves them as much as we do! :-)

      • Audra

        Stacy-we enjoyed them! My 18 year old son put everything together himself and when I got home the house smelled wonderful! They tasted as good as they smelled. My husband LOVED them! This will definitely be a “regular” recipe around our house! Thanks you again!

        • Stacy

          I’m so happy to hear that! :-) I’m always tickled when someone else enjoys them as much as we do.

  • Faith

    I love this recipe. I make it with skirt steak and homemade flour tortillas and it’s just oh so amazing. Thanks for this. I’ve made this three times already and it’s on the menu tonight!

    • Stacy

      Faith, that’s a GREAT review! Thanks so much!

  • Trisha

    I tried this and did exactly what it said and it was okay but not amazing. Any idea of how many calories this is?

    • Stacy

      Trisha, sorry you didn’t enjoy it. No, I’ve never done the calorie count. :-)

  • Leisel

    How many does this feed? I’m trying to figure out if I need to double it. It looks so yummy!

    • Stacy

      I usually figure for 1 pound of chicken to feed 4 people. :-) Hope you enjoy it!!

      • Leisel

        Yea! This was so yummy. I made a double batch, and there is a lot left over… everyone liked it, from my 18 month old on up. I hope it freezes well. I used Mission brand artisan tortillas. The muligrain were better than normal tortillas, and the ancient grain version was even better. Not sure if I’ll ever buy normal tortillas again.

        • Stacy

          I’m so glad you liked them! :-) If you freeze them, let me know how it goes. I’ve never done that – we usually finished them up in a couple days. :-)

  • Lauren

    Has anyone tried using frozen chicken breasts and just cooking longer?

    • Stacy

      Lauren, I have not done that with this recipe but I have done it with others….I would think about an hour extra would do the trick. :-)

  • Marissa

    Any idea if you could prep all of this ahead if time, freeze it and thaw when you want to cook it?

    • Stacy

      I’ve had a few people ask me that…but I’ve never tried it. It SHOULD work. If you try it, would you mind letting me know how it turns out? :-) I don’t have the ability to try it now, but I will once we move.

  • Anita Tingley

    I made your Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas for dinner last night and they were a HUGE hit! I liked the ease of making them, and the house smelled so great all day long. My husband and I have been married for nearly 31 years, and he told me it was the best mexican-style dish I had ever made….and I cook alot! Thanks for sharing the recipe…I found it on Pinterest and have now shared it with friends and family.

    • Stacy

      Wow Anita! :-) What a great review! Thank you so much…I’m very honored. :-)

  • Sara

    Could this be cooked on high for a shorter amount of time??? I don’t have 8 hours.

    • Stacy

      Sara, I have not tried it but I would think so. I would try 4-6 hours and see if the chicken was ready to shred. :-)

  • Kristin M

    Trisha and Stacy, I am on a diet and have a recipe calculator that totals up the calories for me. Without the tortilla’s and fixings, and based on 4 servings total, ( although I’m pretty sure it makes more than that, lol) its approximately 132 calories per serving, 0.7 grams fat. Excellent recipe by the way. I am trying it tomorrow! It’s one of the few enjoyments I can have on my diet. Thank you!

    • Stacy

      Thanks for the information, Kristin!

  • http://www.blessedwithgrace.net Lisa@BlessedwithGrace

    This recipe looks great! Love using the crockpot! Thanks for sharing. I found you from someone’s pin on Pinterest. I love that site. It brings me to great blogs, like yours!

    • Stacy

      I looooooove Pinterest. :-) My husband doesn’t love it so much. Ha!

  • http://craftcookcoupon.blogspot.com Kelly

    These look amazing!! Question: Can I used frozen chicken? Or does it need to be thawed?? Thanks!

    • Stacy

      You can use either. :-) Cut down on the liquid if using frozen.

  • Leslie

    Made these yesterday and they were AMAZING!!!! I will never make fajitas any other way. Thanks for the recipe!! :)

    • Stacy

      You’re making me hungry. :-)

  • Ciana

    I made this the other night for my family and everyone loved it!! I paired it with homemade tortillas and some Mexican rice! We ate it for 3 days in a row that’s how much we loved it.

    Thankyou!!!

    • Stacy

      Dude…I wish I had been at your house! :-)

  • dawn

    Making this right now….reading all of the reviews I am SOOOO hungry!!! cant wait to try them!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Stacy

      Enjoy! :-)

  • http://kmefford.weebly.com Karen

    I tried these tonight and they were yummy. I cooked mine for 4 hours on high and my chicken breasts were frozen and they still turned out great. A little on the watery side so maybe I will cut back on the chicken broth next time. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Stacy

      Sometimes cooking meat or veggies from a frozen state can add more moisture…so it’s a good idea to cut back on the amount of liquid. :-) I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!

  • http://polish-ed.blogspot.com/ zolzetka

    Will be trying to make it :)hope hubby will like it

    • Stacy

      Hope he does too! :-)

  • Miriah

    Made these for my husband and I tonight. They were delicious! I will definitely make these again!! Thanks for recipe!

    • Stacy

      Awesome! Thanks for letting me know! :-)

  • dana

    I used the fajita seasoning that comes in a packet. So good!

    • Stacy

      Fabulous! :-)

  • Bonnie

    These were sooooooooooo good that i fixed my plate before my husband and kids. They normally get to eat first haha. not today!!! Thank you so much for the awesome recipe!

    • Stacy

      :-) That’s okay. I won’t tell on ya!

  • http://theoxfordplacediaries.blogspot.com/ Shelly

    Girl. This stuff was GOOD. I turned mine in to a big ol’ burrito and added a can of green chilies to your recipe. This is being added to our regular rotation! I posted pics of my burrito with a link back to your site on my blog!

    • Stacy

      Rock on! :-) I’m so glad you like it…and thanks for the shout out!

  • Meg

    If you have a stand mixer, it will shred chicken – just take the cooked chicken breasts out of your crock pot at the end of the day, throw them in the mixer for a minute, and they’ll be completely shredded. It saves time, lets me get other parts of dinner ready while it shreds, and saves my wrists from getting sore from the shredding!

    • Stacy

      Great tip! Thanks Meg. :-)

  • Emma

    Thanks for sharing this, it is defintely in my menu rotation for good now! You’re right, the worst part about this recipe is having to smell it all day long yum!

    • Stacy

      I think that’s the trouble with most crock pot recipes. LOL

  • Amanda

    Can I use lemon? I forgot the lime!! :/

    • Stacy

      I’d just leave it out. :-)

  • Gina

    Making this now. It’s been cooking since 10am. 2 more hours to go. I can’t take it
    Any longer…my house smells so good!!!

    • Stacy

      I hope you enjoyed every bite!

  • Gina

    It was absolutely phenomenal!!! I served it with warm
    Tortillas and sides of sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cheese, rice and corn. I even gave some of the shredded chicken to my almost one year old!
    It was the first time my stepdaughters boyfriend had dinner with us and he raved about “my cooking!”
    Thanks for an easy and excellent recipe!

    • Stacy

      :-) That just tickles me pink!

  • Jessy

    this is my first time cooking ever!! I found your recipe trending on pinterest and immediately needed to try it.

    tonight is my pop’s birthday. I hope this works out!
    reading the reviews makes me hungry!!

    thanks for sharing the awesome recipe!

    • Stacy

      Wow! I’m honored! :-) I hope it turns out great and everyone loves it – we do!

  • tina

    I made this tonight for my family and it was a hit. I just used fajita seasoning instead and made nachos out of it. They were awesome!!!!!!

    • Stacy

      You’re making me hungry! :-)

  • LeAnn

    Oh my goody goodness! This was delicious! I saw this recipe on pinterest and couldn’t wait to make this! I finally made it a week later on my rainy day off and my dad smelt it cooking when he went to check the mail (my parents live next door) he in turn told my mom how amazing it smelled and guess who showed up for dinner?! (Mom even requested the recipe afterwards)
    So from my parents and I, thank you!!

    • Stacy

      LOL That gave me a big laugh. Thanks!

  • http://savingmoneywhileeatingclean.blogspot.com Beth

    Just made this for dinner tonight with some coconut flour tortillas. Delish! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

    • Stacy

      Yummy! We love coconut flour!

  • AEtheredge

    So I have tried this twice now the first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was way tooo watery for us, So the second time I didnt put the chicken broth in it and it turned out much better! It is a great recipe will make this a regular recipe in our house!

    • Stacy

      I’m glad you found a way that worked for you! :-) I add the water because we like them extra juicy.

  • http://dezaraejohnson.scentsy.us Dezarae

    I LOVE this recipie! I am thinking about doing this for about 40 people on my daughters bday!!

    • Stacy

      That’s a big party! But crock pot dishes are great for large events. :-) Good luck!

  • amber

    Im making this tomorrow for dinner was just wondering if the bell peppers turn to mush from cooking all day?

    • Stacy

      They’re very soft, but they’re not mush – they still hold together. :-) Good luck!

  • Jo

    Thinking of putting all the ingredients together in a ziplock back and freezing. Then throwing it all in the crockpot the morning of….any thoughts/suggestions?

    • Stacy

      I’ve been told it works with frozen chicken…so I think it should work fine. :-)

  • Debbie

    Just found your website”stacymakescents”. I need the link to as many you can send

    • Stacy

      As many of what that I can send?

  • Andrea

    I made this for dinner tonight… it was absolutely AMAZING. My girls ate it in tortillas and my husband and I ate it like soup… absolutely to die for good. 😀

    • Stacy

      I just made some yesterday too – to freeze for The Bean’s arrival. :-) So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Miemaw

    These are “amazing”, and so easy to fix. Whole wheat tortillas,and my fixins included shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado, and shredded Swiss cheese. (I have to be mindful of salt, and Swiss is lower in sodium than most cheeses, so I usually have it on hand). It’s a keeper recipe. Wonderful flavors.

    • Stacy

      Thank you!! :-)

  • Jill

    This recipe sounds amazing! thank you!! Cant wait to try it! (just a tip – a potato masher works wonders shredding chicken – whodathunk?)

    • Stacy

      Well! I never thought of that! :-)

    • Tina

      I have also used a hand/cheese grater for shredding pork and I imagine it would work with chicken as well. I want to try out the potatoe masher as it is probably cooler and cleaner on the fingers.

      • Stacy

        I use my potato masher religiously! :-)

  • Chloe

    This sounds awesome, but I was wondering if you knew how much it would serve. I am also thinking of doing it for my daughters bday party and we’re having like 40ish guests. I have no idea how much chicken to buy! Any ideas??

    • Stacy

      It really depends on appetite and how much meat you use….my husband eats two but I only eat one. I usually get around 10 fajitas from a batch. I’d give it a trial run first and see what you think. :-) Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  • Nina

    Fantastic! We’ve been at 105°+ for the past week, with no end it sight. The idea of standing over a stove and making fajitas just doesn’t appeal. This will make my hubby happy. 😀 THANK YOU!

    • Stacy

      That is HOT!!!

  • JC

    Can I cook it on high for four hours since I got started late?

    • Stacy

      Sure, high works just fine. :-)

  • Teri

    I tried to find your link to the 100 days of non processed foods but I cannot find it. Any assistance is appreciated.

    • Stacy
      • Teri

        Not sure — on Pinterest there was the link to your Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas with a comment about 100 days of non – processed foods.

        • Stacy

          Hmmmm…that wasn’t a link from my post, but that website is likely what they were talking about. :-)

  • Denise

    I’m going to need all the help I can, I start work Monday, 7:30- 6:00 I need all the help I can. Thank you so much!

    • Stacy

      That’s what crock pot recipes are for! :-) Enjoy!!

  • Katie

    LOVEEE!!! Cannot wait to fix this for my family!! THanks!!

    • Stacy

      I hope you’ll love them!

  • Felicia

    Great recipe! I plan to make it as you direct, but add the peppers/veggies in the last couple hours since I like crisp veggies. I like to toss in shredded carrot, chopped zucchini &/or yellow squash, or corn (whatever I’ve got on hand) when I make fajitas. (Husby doesn’t eat enough veggies, so I sneek them in anywhere I can, plus it makes the meal go farther!) Thanks for the nice blog!

    • Stacy

      Thank you for the nice comment!

  • Twila

    Made these tonight and they were very yummy! Put it all together in the crock pot the night before, then took it out of the fridge and turned it on the next morning, and had dinner ready when we got home! My husband (a very picky eater) said they were very good and went back for seconds!!

    • Stacy

      I love feeding picky eaters!

  • Jamie Garcia

    Thanks for the ideas!

    Anything ‘mexican’ like this is like chili in this household, I just throw in whatever veggies I got with whatever meat I got :)

    I usually add garlic, black beans, cream, and a bay leaf to mine; but I’ve never used my crock pot for this!

    • Stacy

      Black beans make everything tasty!!

  • http://reyeryn.blogspot.com/ Teresa

    I have mine in the crockpot right now. I added fresh roasted tomato salsa as the liquid instead of the broth, so we will have to see how that turns out :). I also added a jalepeno. Love the crockpot since I’m in Texas and it’s hot EVERYDAY, and any great recipe to put in it. Thanks for the great post. I think I’ll try the black beans as well.

    • Stacy

      That sounds yummy!!

  • Nita Taylor

    SoooooooGood!!!!!

    • Stacy

      Sooooooooooooooo hungry!

  • Audrey

    Have you tried this recipe using frozen chicken? Thanks!

    • Stacy

      Yes, and it works great!

  • aj

    Anyone added corn? I don’t know why I have the urge to add corn to it, but I want to for some reason, lol. I don’t want to ruin it though. Will be making these probably Tuesday – can’t wait :)

    • Stacy

      Corn sounds good to me – I like it on my taco salad!

  • Sharyl

    On pintrest I discovered you can shred chicken using your Kitchen-aid mixer. Put the cooked chicken in the mixer bowl and use the regular beater attachment. “Mix” on low in no time you have shredded chicken! I’ve tried it several times and I’m amazed each time how quick and easily it works! This recipe looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Stacy

      That’s great to know for large amounts of shredding! :-)

  • Ashley

    Currently in the crockpot! Very excited for dinner tonight!

    • Stacy

      I’m excited for you!!

  • Emily

    Put it in the crock pot on my lunch break!! Excited to go home and test it out!!! Let ya know how it is :)

    • Stacy

      Yum!!

      • Emily

        Amazing

        • Stacy

          Awesome! :-)

  • jeannie

    I have this in the crock pot righ now!! I can’t wait!! The house does smell fantastic, and I wish I had thought to add salsa into the mix instead of a fixen…but I thing it will be great either way!!! Thankyou!!!

    • Stacy

      Hope you enjoyed every bite!

  • Shanny

    What is fajita fixing? Where do you buy it from?

    • Stacy

      :-) It’s not something you buy…it’s just personal preference on how you “fix” your fajitas. Do you use sour cream? Cheese? Lettuce? Those are “fixings.” So, it will vary with each person what their “fixings” are.

  • Rosies Dad

    8 hours to go, im hypo and so excited im starting to feel sick!! Anyone have a cold flannel they can put on my head?

    • Stacy

      HA! :-) That made me laugh!!

  • Jerri

    Stacy, thanks for a great recipe. It was delicious. I will be making this often.

    • Stacy

      You’re welcome. :-)

  • http://www.ekoaromas.com donna

    i made this tonight and i loved it! More importantly, my picky eater daughter loved it as well. I can’t wait ’til the other one gets home from swim practice to try it. I cooked on high for 4 hrs. and only used one red pepper out of fear someone would complain about too many peppers. I also added one drained and rinsed can of black beans half-way as my daughter said that would be ok. The only bad thing is that i did not double or triple the recipe!

    • Stacy

      Yes, that is sad. :-)

  • Candie

    I have this cooking right now! I added jalapeños, cayenne, garlic and cilantro. Excited for dinner!

    • Stacy

      I wish I had it cooking right now…you’re lucky. :-)

  • Sharon

    Guuuuuurl you totally need to learn about CROCK POT LINERS!!!! OMGOSH you’ll never cook another thing in your crocker once you’ve tried them. Reynolds brand, in ziploc isle (at Walmart anyways)…….$2.49 for a box of 3. That’s 3 easy clean meals No Fuss No Muss!

    • Stacy

      I use my crock so often, I would go broke. :-)

  • Windy

    This is truly one of those dishes that makes everyone at the table mumble “ohmygoodness!” the whole time they’re eating. Which, in my house, is remarkable. My kiddos are super picky and my husband hates onions, so I figured he’d turn up his nose before even trying it. I did brown the onions first and they turned into caramelized bite of wonderfulness, so he might not have even noticed them. I also used my electric pressure cooker for this and it was done in 30 minutes flat. Bravo!!!

    • Stacy

      I hear great things about pressure cookers…but for some reason, they scare me. LOL

      • Jayne

        Pressure cooking is fast, easy and most of all healthy. Learning to use your pressure cooker is all about using it over and over until you are comfortable, you might find someone in your area( church, moms group etc.)to show you and assist you the first few times you use your pressure cooker. You will be surprised at how quickly you become a pro.

        • Stacy

          I’ve been thinking about it…but I’m pretty attached to my crock pot. :-)

  • Stef

    By far the BEST FAJITAS EVER!!! My husband and I devoured them tonight. Delicious! Definitely will make our staple dinners!

    • Stacy

      Thank you!! That’s so nice of you to say. :-)

  • Cortney Dodge

    Just found your site via pinterest, and I think you might be my new best friend. I wanna try this, not only because I love fajita’s but because of the way you wrote this. The Pajama comment made me honestly laugh out loud! Thanks :)

    • Stacy

      :-) I hope you enjoy every bite…in your pajamas. Ha!!

  • gwennie

    I made this recently for a group gathering and it was soooooo good! I did have quite a bit left over, so I drained all the juices and put the leftovers in the fridge. The next day I threw it back into the crock pot, added a jar of homemade salsa and a large stick of velvetta cheese, let it warm up and served it with chips. It was a HUGE hit! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Stacy

      Hard to beat a good dip!

  • http://www.none.com Sonja

    I love fajitas so I just knew I had to try this and I’m so glad I did because it was AWESOME! This was out first time using our Crock Pot and my family loved them. We made a few adjustments to the recipe like using lower sodium broth and adding some garlic and the flavor was still amazing! I’m excited to try other Crock Pot recipes on your blog.

    • Stacy

      You’ll love using your crock pot!!!!

  • EN

    Would love the e-book. Thanks.

    • Stacy

      Are you talking about Barry’s free budget book? You get that when you sign up for emails. :-)

  • Emily

    I made this last week, and made a mexican lasagna with the left overs. It was delicious! I drained the liquid off the meet, added an egg to help hold it together. Poured some of the chicken in the bottom of 9X13 pan. Layered 2 tortillas over the top. spread refried beans on the tortillas, added another layer of chicken and some shredded cheese. I repeated this until I had 3 layers total. Covered the top with shredded cheese. IT WAS AWESOME! Such an easy way to use ingredients I already had in my cupboard! Thanks for sharing your recipe so I could discover this awesome way to use my leftovers! Trying it again this week without the onions and peppers and then using the meet to make enchiladas.

    • Stacy

      I hope you know that you just made me slobber all over my baby while I was feeding him. :-)

  • Nicole

    How well do these freeze? I loooove cooking with my crockpot but I live alone so I try to freeze half my meals but want to try this. Thanks!

    • Stacy

      They do very well. I have some in my freezer right now. :-)

      • http://www.boomdeay.blogspot.com Cherie

        Do you cook and then freeze or freeze and then cook? Silly question but I am new to freezer cooking.

        • Stacy

          You can do either….but I prefer to cook it and then freeze it. :-)

  • School cafeteria worker

    I have worked in a school cafeteria for 13 years and never seen food like this come out of our kitchen. This very much offends me.

    • Stacy

      :-) I am very sorry that offended you. It’s just my sense of humor. My mother was a school cafeteria worker my entire school career, so I can assure you that I was just joking around. 😉 Plus, these are so delicious I’m sure any school would be proud to serve them. Yum!!

  • Taryn

    I found this recipe via Pinterest, and I am SO excited to try it!!! (As a single mom of three, I would be hard-pressed to tell you the last time I was excited about cooking dinner. lol) I’m literally putting it in my Crock-Pot right now, and I can’t wait for it to be done! :)

    • Stacy

      I find that crock pots have the ability to make me excited about all meals! :-) I just love my crock.

  • Chrissy

    Do I see a mason jar of homemade sour cream with the fixings?? Would you care to share the recipe? Making this for dinner tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

  • Vicky Moore

    So, I found this blog on Pinterest and I like the recipe but the pinterest blog stated 100 days of no processed foods….all I find is this recipe????? Where is the meal planning that the blog states? Confused>>>??????

  • Amanda Smith

    Hi! Anyone know if you can turn the slow cooker to high to reduce the cook time? Like, cook on high for 4hrs or something? Thanks!!

    • Stacy

      I have not tried it, but several of my readers say it works fine. :-)

  • Erin

    Made these tonight and they were GREAT! The whole family loved them and the house smelled delicious all day!

    • Stacy

      I know…it makes me eat a lot of snacks. :-) Glad you liked them!!

  • http://southernfriedgreenmom.blogspot.com/ Liz

    I am making this tonight!!! Trying it out on my family first to see if our teenage boy small group will approve….or better yet, if it will feed all 15 of them!
    Can’t wait to try it!

    • Stacy

      Wow! 15 boys! You might want to double or triple the recipe! LOL

  • http://www.jeremybinns.com Jeremy Binns

    This looks pretty tasty. I’m trying to set up a freezer stockpile of crock pot meals, and I can eat fajitas all day long so I’m gonna have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Stacy

      You and me both! :-)

  • http://www.pattivincent.com Patti

    Made these for dinner tonight. Perfect. Thank you for giving me one of my two favorite crock pot recipes. My husband also loved dinner.

    • Stacy

      Isn’t it great when our husbands are tickled with dinner? :-) Gives me a warm fuzzy….

  • Jen

    Looks sooo good! I do something very similar with whole chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, and a taco seasoning packet. In the crockpot on low for 6 hours, then shred the chicken. We make tacos out of it, or put the chicken over white rice. Delicious!

    • Stacy

      I think I saw that on Pinterest. :-)

  • Michelina

    This sounds amazing! I’m going to try it out in my pressure cooker!

    • Stacy

      Good luck! :-)

  • Joanne

    How is this if it’s assembled the night before? Should I add a bit more liquid or only add the liquid in the morning?
    Also, has any tried using the package of fajita seasoning?

    • Stacy

      I would assemble it all the night before minus the liquid…then put it in right before you turned the crock on. :-) Several people above said they used fajita seasoning and it worked great.

  • Becca

    I’m making these for dinner tomorrow night. After reading all the comments I am soooo excited to try them!

    • Stacy

      :-) They’re on my menu for Wednesday…..again. lol

  • Joanna

    These fajitas are sooooo good! I kept looking for a way to switch up taco night at my house (my husband and oldest daughter’s favorite food!) Great way to switch it up, inexpensively!!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • Stacy

      :-) Inexpensively is how I roll.

  • Racheal

    This is absolutely amazing! We loved it and I have great plans for the leftovers…enchilada filling or tostadas :) My kids kept saying they didn’t like it yet they kept cleaning their plates to the point of licking them, lol! So glad I seen this on Pinterest :)

    • Stacy

      That sounds like my daughter when she’s “not sleepy.” :-)

  • Leeann

    I got lemon juice instead of lime will it be ok to use lemon juice instead of line?

    • Stacy

      Sure! :-) Or you could leave it out…it just adds a bit of zing.

  • maria

    how many servings does this make?

    • Stacy

      I’d say about 5-6 depending on appetite. :-)

  • http://mscl-mistyblue.blogspot.com Rene

    Hubby and I loved it! I used frozen chk breast and it was perfect! This is now a staple in this house!

    • Stacy

      :-) Yay!!

  • Cathy

    We loved these too! They’re definitely messy with all the juice running out with every bite but they are yum!! Thanks :-)

    • Stacy

      Sometimes messy food is the best food! :-)

  • Jonnie Wells

    Awesome! I made it and served it initially the way your recipe instructed w/tortillas etc. Served it with beans and rice. Next day I ate it in a bowl with beans and rice (like chili), today for lunch I heated some of the chicken and threw it in my salad — I could eat this all the time!

    • Stacy

      I LOVE the leftovers served over rice!!! It’s SO good! :-) I <3 leftovers.

  • Jannon

    I made this a few nights ago and it was a big hit! Instead of searving on tortillas I did a Moe’s/Chipotle style “Burrito Bowl.” I served it in a bowl of rice, pinto beans, corn, cheese, lettuce, sour cream and cilantro. We are only a house hold of two adults but we had dinner two nights in a row and had enough meat to freeze for another dinner in the future.

    • Stacy

      We do that with the leftovers. Delish! :-)

  • http://YourCustomBag.com Reyhan

    Can’t wait to try this. I love crock pot cooking. thank you!

    • Stacy

      :-) Enjoy!

  • Beverly

    What kind of cheese did you use??

    • Stacy

      I just use whatever I have on hand – cheddar, mozzarella, Monterrey jack. :-)

  • http://www.childresshousehold.blogspot.com Sherrie

    Do you really need to cook it for 8 hours? I’ve been lowering the cooking time on my chicken recipes in the crock pot because I’ve found that 8 hours is just way too long. It’s usually done in 4-5 on low(if not less…I use only breasts that are not frozen). Thanks!

    • Stacy

      No, it will usually be ready before that – depending on the thickness of the chicken. :-) Just cook it until it shreds. I usually cook things for 8 hours because it’s that long before I can get back to it (and most people who work) – in those cases, it’s fine after 8 hours.

  • Mary

    Made these for the family last night and they gobbled them up! Thanks for the delicious recipe!!!

    • Stacy

      That’s great! Thanks so much for letting me know! :-)

  • clmosher

    Your right side banner cut off the ends of your sentences. :(

    • Stacy

      Thanks for the heads up! We needed to update a few things – all is well now. :-)

  • http://CharlesPinot.com Courtney

    Sounds like an awesome recipe. We make fajitas a lot but in a skillet. Would love to try the shredded crock-pot version. My main reason for leaving a “reply” was to compliment you on successfully using the word “tubular” not once, not twice, but THRICE after first sprinkling it in. Well done.

    • Stacy

      Dude…..sweet. :-)

  • B

    Do you have a sour cream recipe? Is that what is in the jar in the photo? It looks delish!

  • Danae

    I came upon your website through pinterest – it said “100 days of no processed foods – all the meal planning is done for you” – I don’t see this on the website – is that referring to the crock pot cookbook – or is it on your site somewhere that I am missing!

    Anxious to try the chicken fajita recipe – hope there are more ideas to come :)
    Danae

    • Stacy

      :-) It’s actually another blogger that has my recipe pinned as part of that post. Here is the post that you’re looking for and I hope you enjoy the fajitas!
      http://followpics.com/100-days-of-no-processed-foods-all-the-meal-planning-is-done-for-you-this-is-amazing/

      • http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/ Amber S

        I was also following the same pin. But I’m getting an error for the link you posted “website currently unreachable”. Thanks for posting the original source. I’m anxious to see what it is eventually!

        • Stacy

          It seems as though Pinterest has blocked that link for some reason – but I’m not sure why. It says that the link is “spam.” However, it’s just a list of recipes that she put together. :-)

  • Nancelah

    Made this for dinner last night on the recommendation of a fellow Pinterest-obsessed co-worker. Husband and I loved it although the recipe generated a lot of liquid. I used about 1/3 c. of chicken broth and will definitely reduce that to 1/4 c. next time. The chicken could easily be served over some brown rice in place of the tortillas. A definite keeper!

    • Stacy

      :-) It sorta varies for me each time as to how much liquid I add….but no matter the amount, they’re always delish! :-)

  • Peggy

    I read all the great reviews and was sooo disappointed in this dish. The spice combination made a broth that tasted rather bitter and unappetizing. The veggies were just a mushy mess. I ended up making a queso sauce to drown the chicken in to make it palatable. Maybe my expectations were too high but I believe I can do better than this.

    • Stacy

      I’m sorry you weren’t pleased. It’s a family favorite here.

  • Jenny

    I will be using a small crock pot and decreasing the amount of food. How long should I let it cook on low?

    • Stacy

      I’d say to check around 5-6 hours to see if it’s ready to shred. :-)

      • Jenny

        Thanks!

  • http://pslittleworld.blogspot.com Amanda

    I’m laughing because I just made 8 batches (7 to freeze) of chicken fajitas for the crockpot, very similar recipe. I’m crying because I sat around and sliced up the chicken for an hour rather than tossing in the breasts whole & shredding them. Oh, bother. Thanks for sharing!!

    Amanda

    • Stacy

      :-) Well you’re all set for next time!

  • Anna

    These were flippin’ AWESOME!!! Splorped everything into the crockpot around 10am and had delicious delicious chicken fajitas (or were they burritos?) at 7. I accidentally left out half the cumin but they were still delicious, and to make it even easier on myself I used a bag of pepper stir fry veggies I found tucked away in the freezer (score!). The chicken just fell apart when I tried to take it out, it was beautiful. Served it with my copycat Chipotle lime-cilantro rice, plus fajita/burrito fixins of course. This one got moved over on Pinterest from my “recipes” board to my “favorite recipes” board. YUM!!!

    • Stacy

      Woohooo!!! I’m so glad! :-)

  • Andrea

    Way, way too hot for my kids, I can still feel my mouth burning! Had to throw some fish on the barbecue as there was no way they would eat this. Very disappointed. And that was with just half the spices you recommended!

    • Stacy

      I’m so sorry it was hot for y’all. :-( We didn’t think it was overly hot.

  • Andrea

    Unfortunately this was way, way too hot for our family. I stirred through a cup of sour cream and it was just bearable for me and my husband, but the children had fish tacos instead :-( I had only used half the chilli and cumin suggested. Did no-one else find it hot??

    • Stacy

      I’m sorry you guys found it too hot. We like hot food, but I’ve never particularly thought this dish was hot – maybe I’ve just trained myself. :-) But my 3 year old eats the meat happily.
      Maybe next time use homemade taco seasoning instead?

  • Julie

    I came across this recipe this morning, and I happened to have a lot of sliced peppers left over from NYE. I threw all of the items together in the croc pot before church, and it was ready for lunchtime! It was a hit, and it cooked rather quickly, since I used little breast tenderloins.

    • Stacy

      Yay! I’m so glad! I will have to remember the tenderloins for those times when I need it quick! Thanks for the tip.

  • Julie

    @Andrea, did you maybe use cayenne chili powder, instead of regular chili powder?

    • Chrissy

      That is what I was thinking, because neither chili powder nor cumin are hot.

  • Becky

    Made these tonight, we loved it! Thx for sharing:-)

    • Stacy

      I’m SO glad! :-)

  • sara

    I just would like to say that this is a favorite in our home. My toddler and my 7 year old eat it up like nobody’s business. My husband has an unusually sensitive stomach and even he can eat this with no problems. We usually have leftovers and the next morning I toss it in the skillet with some eggs and BAM! awesome breakfast burritos! Thank you for a totally tubular recipe :)

    • Stacy

      :-) Rock on!! I’m so glad!

  • Demetria

    You are funny! Going to try this tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Stacy

      :-) Enjoy!!

  • Jennifer

    We had these this evening– WOW! It will definitely become a regular recipe. Sooo easy, and man, my house smelled great when I came home from work! Thanks!!

    • Stacy

      :-) Thank you so much for letting me know! Our family just loves them!

  • amanda

    I was not impressed by this recipe at all. It was easy but thats about it. The liquid was wayyy toi much and i couldnt eat them in a tirtilla because it just got soggy and dripped like crazy. I even pressed the chicken to get as much moisture out as i could but by then all the spice flavir was gone. It tasted like bland chicken and mushy veggies. Definately not reusing this one.. sorry.

    • Stacy

      I’m sorry you didn’t care for the recipe. It’s a family favorite here. I guess everyone just has different tastes. :-)

  • amanda

    Sorry for typos. I suck at touchscreen typing.

  • http://embracingeverything.wordpress.com/ Erinn Linkous

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe! It is a staple meal at my house for everyone in it- my husband, myself, our little girl (17 months), and our dog, too, when she finds scraps on the floor :-) The first time I made this, my husband thought it was my personal recipe and even though I wanted to take credit, I told him Stacy made it. I guess this is why Stacy is his favorite cook. Ha! :-) I’ve followed the ingredients step by step and have found it to be easy to make and can’t believe how great it tastes! I also love that everyone in our household can eat it. Thanks Stacy for your amazing recipes and being willing to share them with others!

    • Stacy

      You know what? I love you. :-)

  • Ben

    Just made these, and they are awesome….I will be calling them chicken chili fajitas however because of the strong cumin flavor…AWESOME though, thanks!
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/unclebo/photo3_zps51de2790.jpg[/IMG]

    • Stacy

      We love cumin around here! Glad you liked them!!

  • Courtney

    I made these tonight and the whole family loved them!!!!….well, my oldest managed to pick through the taco and find the very small pieces of red pepper and freaked out, but everyone else was very satisfied! I loved the flavor. Loved that it was so easy to put together, although I added the seasonings before the chicken broth….no biggie. I checked on it about 4 1/2 hrs in and there was a lot of liquid, so I scooped some out. Thanks so much for this recipe! We will definitely be making it on a regular basis in my house:)

    • Stacy

      LOL I love it when people pick through food to try to find things I wanted to hide. :-)

  • http://fourgenerationsoneroof.com jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof

    I just stumbled on your blog from pinterest and this looks delicious. I am always looking for new crockpot ideas :)

    • Stacy

      :-) I really hope you love it as much as we do!

  • Chrissy

    It’s yum….thanks! And not hot at all…so those comments are puzzling.

    • Stacy

      It must be a difference in the types of chili powder that some folks use. So glad you enjoyed them! :-)

  • http://www.pinterest.com Alison

    Would this work with frozen chicken breasts? I have all the stuff to make this today, but just realized I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer to thaw. :( I’m thinking maybe, but just increase the cook time?

    Thanks for the info!

    • Stacy

      Sure! I’ve done it that way before with great success. Just don’t use any of the chicken broth. :-)

  • Stephanie

    Do you use frozen or thawed chicken? Last time I tried shredded chicken in the crock pot it shredded, but was dry and I think it was because I thawed it and there was no extra moisture

    • Stacy

      I’ve used both. And with a tad of chicken broth, these are not dry at all! :-)

  • Cindy

    These are great and not hot at all to us. My kids love them! My husband adds jalepenos and hot sauce to spice it up a bit. I think people have a very different idea of spicy. My friend & her family think pepperoni is too hot and will not eat anything with a spicy taste at all!

    • Stacy

      Wow, really? I’ve never thought of pepperoni as hot – but maybe I’ve killed my taste buds. LOL

  • Stumbles

    Possibly the worst chicken fajita I have ever had. The veggies were mush, the chicken was dry, there was too much liquid and the cumin over powered everything!! Yuck!!

    • Stacy

      I’m very sorry to hear that, Stumbles. The Myers are crazy about them. I hope you find a recipe that you enjoy!

    • Mommywag123

      Maybe it’s the crockpot. Mine turns everything to mush when I cook for times stated. Only thing that helps us starting from frozen. I need my older crock pot back!

      • Stacy

        I have heard that older crock pots are where it’s AT. :-)

    • Tanya

      I don’t know if that is the difference, but I start from frozen too… mostly because I never remember to defrost, lol. And our family LOVES these, so I guess it’s to each their own.

      • Stacy

        I have done it from frozen and thawed – the only difference is a bit more liquid in the frozen version. :-)

    • http://encouragementformoms.blogspot.com Michelle

      I wonder if putting the chicken on the bottom and the veggies on top would solve this problem.

      • Stacy

        Worth a shot!

    • Michelle B.

      Wow! I can’t believe you didn’t like them. You must have done something wrong. I have made these for several people and everyone has loved them. The only complaint is they are too runny. But I could be using too much chicken broth.

      My family doesn’t eat any other fajitas! Excellent recipe…thanks :)

      • Stacy

        Cutting back on the broth helps a lot. :-) Thanks, Michelle!

  • Charles Spain

    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!! I really enjoy your insight on food!! Keep up the good work!!

    • Stacy

      Thank you! :-)

  • Marisa

    Doing the fajitas right now. =)

    • Stacy

      I hope you love them!

  • Mom2obande

    Made these tonight and the family loved them! Even our 9 month old ate a ton of the chicken. Will put them into the rotation for sure! Thanks!

    • Stacy

      :-) I am SO glad to hear that – I appreciate you letting me know!

  • Joanne

    This is a fabulous recipe! My family LOVED it. It was easy and so delicious!

    • Stacy

      Joanne, I am SO happy to hear that!

  • Holly

    They were amazing!! Next time I think I’ll throw in some jalapeños to spice it up a bit. So glad I tried it!! For those saying the chicken was dry or the veggies were mushy, cook it for less time. I only did it for 4 hrs. The chicken was moist and the veggies were crisp.

    • Stacy

      Barry loves jalapenos with it!

  • Jacqueline

    We love fajitas! Cant wait to try these this week! Thanks!

    • Stacy

      Woot! Enjoy! :-)

  • Candice

    Tried these the other night. I put 1/2 cup of broth in and when the time was up there was no more liquid. I guess I cooked it too long. They were still really good though!

    • Stacy

      My sister has the same problem – I have a lot of liquid and she has none. Each crock cooks differently! :-)

  • Karen

    Making it today. The house smells great. Only one thing I need to complain about. The comment about school food. I have worked in the kitchen for 21 years now and things have changed alot in that time. The foods are great now. At least in Texas they are.

    • Stacy

      LOL I’m sorry that bothered you. :-) My Mama worked in the school cafeteria my entire life, so it was just a joke between her and I. I loved cafeteria food when I was in school.

  • Tracy

    The fajitas were fabulous. We loved them. My daughter said she couldn’t get enough of the smell of them! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the reassuring comments about it looking like too much seasoning and that it would look like it was overcooked. Big help!!

    • Stacy

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!! I’ve got some in the freezer that I really need to pull out and eat. Yummy!

  • Elizabeth

    My husband and I love these. I’ve made them a couple times, and they’re delicious in tortillas or in nachos. Thanks for the healthy, easy meal.

    • Stacy

      :-) I’m so glad! I love it when the husbands are happy!

  • http://www.facebook.com Kathleen McDowell

    For the newer crockpots and the problem of having mushy veggies is to foil pack your veggies and put them above the chicken..then about 20 minutes before serving to unwrap and add back to the shredded chicken. Mmmmm perfect veggies.

    • Stacy

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Zee

    These were scrumptious – thank you for posting!

    • Stacy

      Thank you for commenting! :-)

  • Amy

    I Love these! Super easy and good! Not very spicy at all though if you like that, you might want to add something. I usually add the veggies during the last hour of cooking, just on top of the chicken. Mine also cooks a lot faster.

    • Stacy

      Yes, they do cook faster than the 8 hours…but they are fine after 8 hours for those who work away from home and can’t get to them…or who for people like me that get distracted and forget. LOL

  • Jamie

    Question I put in frozen chicken tenders because that’s what I had ! How long should I cook it?

    • Stacy

      I would check after 4 hours. :-)

  • http://erinscreative.blogspot.com Erin’s Creative Energy

    Trying this tomorrow for dinner.

    • Stacy

      I hope you love it!

  • Lesa

    For once I read that an Old Crockpot is where it’s at. YaY! Because mine is at least 15 years or older. Knowing that I will have to try these. They look & sound Delish! Usually only drag my crockpot out to make meatballs or bar-b-q smokies for a party. I have never actually used it for cooking an all day meal. I can’t wait. :-)

    • Stacy

      Hurray! :-) Yes – old ones are sometimes best. Wish I had an old one.

      • Terri

        these sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

        If you want an old crockpot, go to your local Goodwill, or thrift store, you’re sure to find one there. I see them ALL the time!

        • Stacy

          I’ve seen them there, but I have four already so I have a hard time justifying another one. LOL I just like to dream about having 10+. Ha!

  • Lunchlady

    Love your website and this recipe looks worth trying.
    Just one suggestion: As a hardworking school Lunchlady who takes great pride in serving good tasting, healthy meals for my students, please don’t refer to food that looks bad as school cafeteria food. Thanks

    • Stacy

      Hi Lunchlady! Thanks for the kind words. :-) I gotta tell you – the cafeteria comment is a joke between me and my mom. And that’s just my humor coming out. My awesome Mama was a lunch lady my entire school life and I hold the utmost respect for them. :-) So, it wasn’t a demeaning comment…it was just something to make everyone giggle – that’s just my type of humor. :-)

  • http://facebook.com a

    cook for less time guys. if you like your veggies still crisp/not mush it’s obvious that you wouldn’t want to put them in the crock pot for 8 hours. put in veggies closer to when the chicken is done. duuurrr.

    • Stacy

      :-) I like mine really soft, but you’re right – if you want them crispy they should go in at the very end.

  • Krystyna

    I came back to this post to check the responses because I had 3 cups of liquid I pumped out of the crock pot, but I see I’m not the only one. I guess it’s better to have liquid then burn the pot. It was very good and the recipe is a keep for my family. Thank You. K

    • Stacy

      What is so weird about this recipe is that I have different amounts of liquid each time I make it. Strange. I guess it’s based on how much water is in the chicken.

  • Angie

    I have made this twice now with both frozen and fresh chicken. Absolutely delish both times! How many servings would you guess is in this recipe? I want to put the recipe in MyFitnessPal since I will be making it pretty regularly.

    • Stacy

      I would guess about 6 hearty appetites? It really depends on how much you put on each tortilla. :-)

  • Shannon

    I cut my cooking time to about 4&1/2 hours and they were perfect. Great one pot meal!

    • Stacy

      Fabulous! :-)

  • Sarah

    I absolutely love this recipe. It always turns out lovely :-)

    • Stacy

      YEAH! That’s what I like to hear! :-)

  • penny

    Fixing this tonight for supper. Look yummy.

    • Stacy

      Hope you love it!!!

  • sharon

    many of the comments indicate that 4 hours is the perfect time frame for this recipe. is that 4 hours on high or low setting? also wondering if using frozen chicken breasts would change the cooking time?

    • Stacy

      The time really depends on if you use thawed or frozen and/or chicken breasts, thighs, or tenders. I think tenders cook in 4 hours on low. :-)

  • liz

    Looks very good and easy for a week night meal after working all day.
    But I took offense to the “It looks like a school cafeteria meal.” the picture of it looking burnt.
    I am a cafeteria manager in an elementary school and we do not make or serve burnt meals.

    • Stacy

      :-) I’m sorry you took offense to that. It’s actually a joke between me and my Mama. She worked in the school cafeteria all of my school years – and I have the utmost respect for y’all. :-) That’s just my humor shining through.

  • http://Pinterest Denice Yates

    My first visit, looks interesting. But, couldnt figure out how to join

  • http://Pinterest Denice Yates

    Ok, got it now!

    • Stacy

      Awesome!

  • Jaime

    I have these in the crock pot right now, and it smells SO GOOD! I have a feeling it will be well worth the tears I got while cutting the onions. I also didn’t have cumin, but I used regular black pepper and chili powder. I did have fresh limes, too.

    I cannot wait to eat these for dinner!!!

    • Stacy

      :-) I hope you really loved them!

  • Autumn

    Wow, I can’t believe all the complainers! Lol. Cooking is an art, ladies! Recipes are meant to be guidelines, not rules. If it didn’t work the first time, tweak some amounts and try it again! :-) I didn’t measure anything, and I baked it in the oven at 375 for ab an hour and I have to say, I’ve never made anything quite so delicious before! I don’t know what could really even go wrong w this dish. It’s the easiest recipe, it took maybe 5 mins to prep and everyone at my house loved it! Thanks for sharing! Making it for the second time tonight and I can’t wait till dinner time! :-)

    • Stacy

      I haven’t ever made it in the oven – but I will now! :-)

  • Kim

    Hi Stacy, I think you mentioned you freeze this recipe sometimes? May sound like a dumb question, but do you freeze before or after cooking? We have made this at least 3 times and it is a family favorite. Thanks!

    • Stacy

      That’s not a dumb question at all. :-) I prefer to freeze it AFTER I’ve cooked it…because then I just have to thaw and eat – and sometimes I need a quick meal. But you could likely freeze it before with all the spices and just add the peppers fresh.

      • Kim

        Thank you!

  • Erica

    I’m trying this recipe today. I brought my chicken breast this morning so I’m thinking I’ll cook it for four hours on low.

    • Stacy

      I hope you love it!!

  • Tracy

    Love this! I bought two packs of chicken breast which amounted to 6 breasts. ( I have two teenage boys). I left other ingredients the same. It was great! Chicken shredded perfectly. I made a rice,corn, black bean, and cilantro as a “fix in” and refried black beans and sour cream, my 17 year old said it was better than Chipotle!! Thanks sooo much! God Bless!

    • Stacy

      I just love Chipotle. Yummy.

  • Carrie

    I make these all the time. I use 1/4 can chicken broth and 1/4 can enchilada sauce as wella as cumina and garlic salt and they are super yummy. Great as chicken tacos :)I love your site thanx

    • Stacy

      Sounds delish!

  • http://trublusue.wordpress.com Sue

    I made this tonight knowing that not all three kids would eat it since that’s just the way it is at our dinner table. Holy Cow! Was I wrong. And happy to be wrong. They even asked for seconds. Hallelujah! It’s always nice to add a recipe to my short list of meals that everyone will eat. Thanks for a great recipe. Not only did my kids like it but it was super easy and healthy!

    • Stacy

      :-) That just makes me grin like an idiot. Thanks!

  • Michelle

    Hi Stacy-

    I’ve been trying to use my crock pot more so I can’t wait to make these tacos! They look awesome! I used to use the “two fork” shred method too but I want to pass along a trick that I learned recently. Just to save you a bit of time and effort, if you put the cooked chicken in your stand up mixer with the paddle attachment – it will shred it beautifully!!! I haven’t tried it with other meats but I’ll bet it would also work just as well. Happy cooking.

    • Stacy

      We’re having them for dinner! :-)

  • http://pinterest.com Kristin

    I just cooked this for a group of kids and my husband and everyone loved it!! It was so good and tender.

    • Stacy

      I’m so glad it was a hit!

  • Mama Bear

    I have the 3 qt crock pot, it is not wide but it is deep. the recipe doesn’t call for much liquid (1/2 c of broth) will my chicken be very dry?

    • Stacy

      Nope, that should be plenty of liquid. :-)

  • Serena

    I am trying to count calories and would like to know how many servings this recipe is and how many calories per serving?

    • Stacy

      I’m not sure – we don’t count calories. You could try plugging it into My Fitness Pal and see.

  • Leah

    Hi Stacy, here’s a really silly question…why did you grease the pot? I mean, later you added chicken broth anyway? Im wondering if greasing the pot is necessary… Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Stacy

      I just always do…because when I don’t, I seem to have a bigger mess to clean up. Is it necessary? Probably not…but I hate extra scrubbing. 😉

      • Leah

        Gotcha! Thanks for the quick reply! I usually fill the pot with water and leave it for a while then it becomes super easy to clean:)

        • Stacy

          I do that, too. :-)

  • Marilyn Burroughs

    I am offended by your remark about school food. I work in a school cafeteria and our food is very good and appealing.

    • Stacy

      Marilyn, please do not be offended. :-) It’s a joke between my mother and I. She was a cafeteria worker my entire school life – and I hold the utmost respect for her and her colleagues.

  • Tiffany

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I have never had my peppers and onions turn out as perfect as they did in the crock pot in these Chicken Fajitas. I did have less time to cook it so I used chicken tenderloins and cooked it on high for 2 hours, but it still turned out great! I look forward to trying some of your other recipes!

    • Stacy

      I hope you love them too!

      • andrea schultz

        This recipe looks yummy! Thanks! Question, my chicken breast tenders are frozen. Can I just throw it in frozen?

        • Stacy

          I’ve heard it does work just fine. I’ve not tried it, but some readers have. :-)

          • andrea schultz

            Thanks a bunch! :)

  • abigail lucs

    What if I only have chicken tenderloins? Is the cooking time still the same?

    • Stacy

      Nope, it’ll be much less. :-) Try 4 hours.

  • Wayne

    Hi. How many people will this serve? Need to feed 8 adults. Will this be enough?

    • Stacy

      I don’t think it will serve 8 adults…especially if they are hungry (eat more than 2 or use a lot of filling). I would probably double it. :-)

  • http://transformedbyfood.com/blog/ Dawn

    Very clever idea! I’d never think to make fajitas in the crock pot. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

    • Stacy

      You’re welcome – hope you enjoy!!

  • Alison Boddie

    Supa cool idea!! Im super big on incorporating as many fruits and veggies as possible so I added some mango and a little sliced carrot… We will see how it turns out! Thanks! 😀

    • Stacy

      That’s an EXCELLENT idea! Keep me posted!

  • Stacy

    I have never done it with frozen chicken – because I just don’t like to crock frozen meat…but a lot of people have said it worked for them.

  • DarkSolona

    I stumbled across this recipe several months ago, and it’s been in the back of my mind to make it since then. I recently moved back in with my family, and now that I have a lot of people to cook for, I figured today was the day to make this!! It’s been cooking for three hours so far and it’s making our house smell so delicious. We cannot wait to try it :))) Thank you so much for your awesome ideas! :)

    • Stacy

      I really hope everyone loves it as much as we do! It’s a staple around here. :-)

  • SwSunshine

    It’s a cloudy day here on the border….and this looks perfect! I have never thought of this and we make tacos with just about anything. Thanks for the great idea….and easy too!

    • Stacy

      I love easy – especially crock pot easy. :-)

  • Nancy

    I made this recipe last night and my husband and I both agreed – it was wonderful! It was not over spiced – but perfectly spiced! I love how easy it was! BTW, I added a tsp. of cinnamon to the spices. (I love a hint of cinnamon with chicken.) I am going to be making this again and again. Now I must look at your other crock pot recipes and see what else I can find. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

    • Stacy

      Hooray! :-) Thanks for the review!

  • Stacy

    Really? With all that seasoning it was bland? That’s odd. Hmmmmm. Yes, frozen breasts would definitely make more liquid. I always serve mine with a slotted spoon. :-)

  • Katie

    What is the serving size for this? Trying to load it into myfitnesspal

    • Stacy

      I’d say about 6…I’ve never really calculated. :-)

  • Danica

    I’ve made this before and it’s in the crockpot again for dinner. Oh my word is it DELICIOUS! Yes, it is a bit soupy, but if you use a slotted spoon it works great! Plus, with the broth and extras you can just eat it as soup. So yummy! Thank you for the delicious meal!

    • Stacy

      Leftovers? Who has leftovers?! :-)