Easy Fajita Chicken

 

Easy Fajita Chicken Recipe Easy Fajita Chicken

This is a really easy slow-cooker recipe that makes a versatile end product. This chicken tastes very similar to the chicken used in Mexican restaurants in their chicken taco salads. My kids will eat it plain, but I like it on a large salad with avocado and sour cream!

This recipe also freezes and reheats extremely well so it makes a great packed lunch or can be doubled to have a quick meal later. I like to pack as a salad by placing some at the bottom of a quart mason jar, topping with sour cream, then salsa, then cheese, then avocado, then lettuce. It can be dumped upside down for a 2-second salad on-the-go.

I get all the herbs for this recipe here since I can order them in bulk (saves money) and they are much more flavorful than many I’ve found at the stores.

Easy Fajita Chicken
 
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Easy fajita chicken recipe in a crock pot!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • • 3-4 Chicken breasts or 5-6 thighs (breast is better in this recipe)
  • • 1 cup of salsa of choice (look for no artificial ingredients or sugar or make your own)
  • • 2 teaspoons each of: onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin - or more to taste
  • • Optional if serving as a salad: lettuce or spinach, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, salsa
Instructions
  1. Put chicken in slow cooker and sprinkle with spices.
  2. Pour salsa over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours (check after 5 as temp can vary a lot) until tender. Shred with forks before serving.
  4. When done, let cool slightly and serve over salad with desired toppings or use alone.
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