Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

 WARNING!

If you have delicate sensibilities and are easily offended by pictures of children with a rash, scroll down to the past the Halloween costumes and then keep reading. :)

 

 

 

Hey all! Is it really November already? I thought for about 1/2 a second to try and participate in the NoBloPoMo, and then realized that I have barely managed 2-3 posts a MONTH over the last few months, and I might need to dip my toe in the water a bit more before saturating you all with MY pointless drivel. Because let’s face it. I’m chest deep in diapers and laundry and dishes, and that’s about all I have time for lately. This is the first time I’ve managed to actually SIT down at the computer and do something for ME for about a week. Write that down because it is a record.

Little miss Amelia will be FIVE months old tomorrow. We had a rough week this past week. She developed some kind of wicked rash that kept spreading and getting worse and worse and worse. Our family practitioner said it was some kind of allergic reaction, so try and find out what she’s reacting to. Ummm…okay. Here she is early in the week.

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This is her by Saturday afternoon. And it kept getting worse.

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Yikes. I took her to the ER on Saturday night. We had an appointment on Monday with an actual pediatrician in the next town over, but I didn’t feel like it could wait it was progressing so quickly. ER doctor said that it is eczema, and gave us some super awesome Rx cream to rub on it. It was markedly better by just the next day. That stuff is amazing.

Now this is her today.  5 months old TOMORROW! Where did it go?? She has little socks on her hands so she doesn’t scratch up her face. It is still a little itchy on occasion.

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Just in case you ever think I’m getting full of myself and thinking I can take a picture or something…here’s something to refer me back to. We got the CUTEST little pink tutu from my sweet cousin-in-law. I couldn’t WAIT to put it on Amelia so I could take the CUTEST picture of her in it. Yeah. Didn’t quite go as planned. We will try again, internet! Rest assured!

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Top photo credit: © Inspired By Three Photography

The boys are doing so well! Halloween was a ton of fun last week. I had a vampire, the Flash, a ghoul of some sort, and Spiderman!

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They are amazing and I love them all to bits. It is crazy to have your heart running around in 5 different directions. Crazy and scary and amazing.

Now…back to this chicken! This is easy crockpot chicken fajitas. They keep the fajita flavor, but you can do most of the work ahead of time and let the slow-cooker finish the job for you. I didn’t get any good “after” shots because it ALL got eaten up! Yay!

Start by slicing your veggies.

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

Next preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat. If you don’t have cast iron, any old pan will do. I just prefer the cast iron for this sort of thing. You want to give your veggies a little color and a little char. You need that slightly smoky flavor to make it more “fajita” and less veggie tacos.

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Take all those charred veggies and set them aside.

Now take your chicken and put it into the bottom of your crockpot (or SLOW COOKER, whatever you prefer, but when you come to my house you get a band-aid when you get hurt and some jello to make you feel better along with a kleenex to dry your tears. I can’t help it.)

I have gone back to using the individually frozen breasts for this kind of thing. I prefer the fresh chicken breasts, but the price has been INSANE lately, so I’m cutting a few corners here and there where I don’t think the end result will suffer too badly. Plus, you can toss them in frozen! Bonus!

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

Shake some seasoning onto those chicken breasts. Liberally season with salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and chili powder. Technically you COULD just rip open a packet of taco or fajita seasoning and sprinkle that on top here instead of all the individual spices and herbs, but that’s up to you. I didn’t happen to have one on hand…

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

Cover that with about a cup to a cup and a half of your favorite salsa.

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

 

Now put the veggies on top of all that.

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

Cover, and cook for 6-7 hours on low, or 4-5 hours on high. Cooking time varies depending on your specific slow cooker. Start checking after 3ish hours until it is fully cooked. Shred your fully cooked chicken and serve these with some tortillas, limes, sour cream, and Cholula.

Easy CrockPot Fajita Chicken

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 5-6 chicken breasts, frozen
  • liberal amounts of:
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • oregano
  • 1-2 cups salsa
Instructions
  1. Slice veggies and char briefly over high heat in batches. Set aside.
  2. Place frozen chicken into crock pot. Sprinkle liberally with seasoning and herbs.
  3. Top chicken with salsa. Top salsa with veggies.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
  5. Shred chicken and serve with tortillas and various Mexican garnishes!

 

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12 comments

  1. Meredith Adams Rowley says:

    Poor baby!!! That eczema is for the birds! Ugh! It’s so frustrating! I’ve been putting my little one in oatmeal baths with lavender oil lately, and it is helping IMMENSELY. It’s pretty insane. I’m not a crunch, granola chick, but it’s helping a ton. In conjunction with the slathering of lotions and moisturizers (and occaionally some hydrocortisone when she won’t leave certain spots alone).

    P.S. Totally pinned this recipe and can’t wait to try it!

    • Nicole says:

      Hi Bobbie,

      Its definitely okay to use frozen chicken, but not necessary. If you want to use fresh chicken just reduce the overall cooking time. Thanks for reading!

  2. Diane says:

    I’m sorry your baby had a health issue, but it’s absolutely shocking and disgusting to come to your site from Pinterest for the fajita recipe and the first thing you see is an infant with a horrible medical condition. I am not unfeeling and not unkind. I was just expecting a recipe, not graphic photos of a child’s rash. I just don’t think this is the proper forum for pediatric medical issues, and I’ve lost my appetite and will not make your recipe. I’m sure this will not be published because it’s not 100% positive and glowing, but maybe you can just take it as a “word to the wise.”

    • Nicole says:

      Well, I’m sorry you feel that way. It was a rash, and I guess if you find it that offensive you are certainly free to look elsewhere. This is the “proper forum” for whatever I feel like writing and posting, actually. One of the benefits of being the owner, I guess. Life with kids isn’t always pretty, and I refuse to Facebookify it to protect overly delicate sensibilities. I hope you have a great day! There are plenty of food blogs out there that will probably meet your needs.

      • LuAnn Wilson says:

        I know you don’t need me defending you but– you do have a WARNING at the top of this post. Not your fault if someone doesn’t heed that warning. I, in no way was disgusted or sickened by the photos. I only felt compassion and sympathy for the little one. This is your food blog, put whatever you want on it. If people don’t like it, they can go elsewhere. I think this recipe sounds yummy and I’m planning on making it soon. :-)

        • Nicole Johnson says:

          Thanks, LuAnn. I actually added that super gigantic warning because I couldn’t imagine anyone being so offended by a rash. :) That’s the problem with kids…sometimes they are not perfectly wrapped up in little bows. They do gross things and have weird health issues that aren’t very fun to deal with! Good thing they are cute, right? ;)

  3. Denise says:

    I’m thinking Diane must not have kids. Eczema is pretty common and is by no means a “horrible medical condition”. Almost everyone will come across it at some point. At any rate, love the idea of easy crockpot fajitas and will try it soon…nom, nom, nom
    and happy your little miss’ rash is all better. She’s a cutie <3

  4. Lisa says:

    First, I am so glad your adorable baby got some relief from the eczema!! Second, as a fellow blogger, I am very much in agreement with you as to this being your forum to write whatever you desire to. I mean you did give a warning at the beginning.

    Now for those fajitas…love this recipe! I usually make mine in the oven but I do believe I will be trying this one soon. I have one question – are the veggies mushy at the end of the cooking time? I ask because sometimes I find when I add peppers that I’ve “charred” or not they can become mushy after cooking for that long. I tend to add them the last two hours of cooking time.
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