Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

I recently made these chicken fajitas, but with my own little twist. It was absolutely, amazingly delicious and the best part? It was incredibly easy! I actually made it while the Hubs was out of town. Usually, when he's not around, I don't attempt anything even remotely time consuming. So, that will attest to the fact that these little fajitas were, in fact, the simplest homemade meal I've made in a while!

Shredded chicken yummy-ness in the crockpot

My fajita before adding my favorite topping which is . . . cheese! =)

A much better picture from the original recipe.

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Red and green peppers
Juice from 2 to 3 limes
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp cumin
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
Flour tortillas, warmed
Sour cream, shredded lettuce, fresh avocado, shredded cheese & jalapenos (but only if you're crazy like my husband)

Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot.  Slice red and green peppers. You can use as many as you want. I used one of each, but I think it would have been better with two of each.  Place the sliced peppers on top of the chicken.  Mix the cumin, chili powder and lime juice together and then pour it over the chicken and peppers.  

I cooked it on Medium for about 5 1/2 hours.  Then I shredded the chicken with a fork. It was so incredibly tender that it basically just fell apart.  

Add the frozen corn and salsa and cook until warmed.  For me, that was about another 15 minutes.

Then just scoop it onto a warmed tortilla, add your toppings and enjoy! A healthy, delicious meal with just the teeniest amount of prep time... that's my kind of meal! =)

13 comments:

Style Journey said...

Anything you can put in the crockpot is a winner in my book! These look delicious! Cheese is my favorite topping too :) Heather

Third Time Charmed said...

Thanks for tonight's dinner! I wanted to use the crockpot but did NOT want a roast or pork... mmm... and I have a ripe avocado just begging to be paired with this!

Bonnie said...

These look really good! I love fajitas. What I like best about fajitas is how I pronounce fajita -- I pronounce it like fah-ji-tah because it sounds like "vagina."
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skippysays said...

This looks delicious! Cheese is definitely my favorite topping too, lol :)
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just tututiny said...

OMG this looks delicious, I wish I can cook like this, maybe I can give it to my mother in law to try out ;) The photos are making me hungry, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Katherine said...

These look yum! I love my crockpot and am always looking for recipes :)

Bravoe Runway said...

So...a friend of mine at work swears by the crockpot..she even made lasagna in the crockpot which I later told her uh no...that is called crosagna! These look delicious...I had a glass of red wine and guess what else??? Twizzlers pull and peel...I am hooked on these things. Clearly I gotta problem!

Kristin said...

I'm all about my slow cooker, so this is a must make for me!

Mongs said...

mmm... looks great what a simple and great meal! Good for cooking dummies like me!

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Grace Marie said...

o YUM.

anything crockpotty and chickeny...is up my ally!!!

thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

this looks delicious! i love my crockpot for simple meals. you just throw it in in the morning and when you get home later it's all yummy good!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I going to have to try this out. I'm always look for new food to cook in the crock pot.

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Sassy Engineer said...

I love crock pot recipes - I actually have turkey chili simmering in mine right now! Thanks for sharing this yummy looking meal.