healthy easy fast slow cooker chicken fajitas samantha elaine

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Good morning sunshine! I hope that you are well-rested, with all of your chores done, the kids are happy, and the world is perfect. That way, you are delighted to spend two hours in the kitchen preparing dinner tonight! No? Wishful thinking? I hear you! Let me make things a little easier and introduce my Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas.

healthy easy fast slow cooker chicken fajitas samantha elaine

Even if everything is going swell, maybe you just don’t want to spend that long on dinner. That’s why I LOVE my Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart. It makes it seem like I spent forever in the kitchen, when really, this little guy does all the work for me! In the morning, simply add your chicken breasts, sliced onions, chopped garlic, and sliced jalapenos into your slow cooker, turn the heat to low, and let it cook for 8 hours!

healthy easy fast slow cooker chicken fajitas samantha elaine

When you get home from work, or a day playing at the beach, dinner will practically be waiting for you. Add in some sliced bell peppers about 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat. I don’t like to add them too early or they practically disintegrate. Follow my tried and true method to get juicy, flavorful shredded chicken, onions, and peppers. Just thinking about them gets my mouth watering.

healthy easy fast slow cooker chicken fajitas samantha elaine

I stuff all of those goodies into crisped corn tortillas. My husband has this nice little trick where he turns them into little taco shells without any oil. He places a nonstick pan over medium heat, and lets it get warm. Then he adds the tortilla, and wait until it starts to get some nice brown color on the first side before flipping it. When both sides have been crisped, he removes the tortilla from the pan, and folds it into a taco shell to cool on a plate.

healthy easy fast slow cooker chicken fajitas samantha elaine

And honestly, what’s not to love about fajitas! Because after all of that tasty chicken and pepper mixture goes into your tortilla, you get the TOPPINGS. Personally, we love a little salsa, cheese, avocado, and a generous squeeze of lime over the top. Light, easy, flavorful, am I right? But some other great toppings might be:

  • nonfat sour cream (or even better- plain nonfat Greek yogurt!)
  • guacamole
  • fresh jalapenos
  • cilantro
  • (insert your favorite here!)

What are some of your favorite toppings to go on your fajitas? Let’s brainstorm together and make some of the most EPIC tacos ever! Leave your ideas in the comments below!


Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

A healthy, easy new take on an old favorite. Try these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas for the most juicy, tender chicken you’ve ever had!

  • Author: Samantha Elaine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrees


  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 23 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno (optional)
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced into strips
  • 812 corn tortillas, warmed

Suggested Toppings:

  • salsa
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese *
  • lime wedges


  1. Add the chicken, onions, and garlic to your slow cooker. Let cook for about 8 hours on low.
  2. Add the sliced bell peppers to the slow cooker about 30 minutes before the chicken is done.
  3. After everything is finished cooking, remove the veggies and chicken from the slow cooker.
  4. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Set aside.
  5. To assemble your fajitas, fill warmed corn tortillas with chicken, bell peppers, onions, and desired toppings. Serve 2-3 tortillas per person. Enjoy!


*If you are dairy-free, make sure to use a vegan cheese.

Want more to go with your fajitas? Try serving a fresh romaine salad with cool ranch dressing on the side!

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  • Sheyla July 3, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Oooh i could have used this earlier this week!

  • Rachel Ritlop July 3, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Omg I need a slow cooker!

  • Katie July 3, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I make something like this all of the time and it is one of my favorites!

    – Katie

  • Marcie July 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

    This sound amazing and something my whole family would eat! Even my baby!

  • Lynn Woods July 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I always cook my fajitas on my cast iron grills, but this looks easier and less time consuming!

    • Samantha Elaine July 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      I completely agree. You get such great grill marks with the cast iron but sometimes, you just need easy!

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc. July 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I love fajitas! And this recipe looks great. 🙂 I love your husband’s tricks for the tortillas too. I’ll have to try that!

    • Samantha Elaine July 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      It’s great! They’re crispy but not fried, I love it!

  • Molly | Miss Molly Moon July 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Oh how I love a good slow cooker recipe! These look absolutely delicious. I’ll definitely be giving these a try!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

  • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated July 3, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I absolutely love using my slow cooker during the week when I’m just too busy (or it’s too hot!!) to cook. These look delicious for summer!

    • Samantha Elaine July 4, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Nicola I feel you. I definitely don’t want to heat up my house any more by turning on the oven!

  • Cat July 4, 2017 at 6:46 am

    These chicken fajitas look to-die for! Perfect for a mid-week dinner in the summertime!

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen July 5, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Slow cooker chicken fajitas sound like a great weeknight dinner. They would be so easy to start before heading off to work, and they’d be finished when I got home. They look super yummy, too!

    • Samantha Elaine July 5, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Kimberly, that’s my exact thought process! Thank you!

  • Maggie Unzueta July 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Yes to fajitas! Printing your recipe. 🙂


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