Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Two Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas sit next to each other on a plate.
Recipe At-A-Glance
Gluten-Free6 hours, 10 minutes
Spice up your weeknight with these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. They are full of flavor and healthy veggies!

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I’m back today with my last recipe showcasing some of the great ways you can get more fruits and veggies in your diet featuring Pink Ribbon Produce from Meijer. So far this month, we’ve eaten Portabella Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and sipped on a Clementine Avocado Smoothie. We’ve also learned how the American Cancer Society recommends each of us get at least 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day to help reduce our cancer risk.

In fact, they say that, aside from stopping smoking, eating more produce is one of the most important things we can do to help cut our risk. Choosing an apple over potato chips for a snack might seem like a small decision, but it’s those small, daily decisions that lead to a healthier you and a reduced risk of cancer.

Fajita ingredients cook together inside a crock pot - peppers, chicken and seasonings.

Of course, snacking on fruit when your tummy starts to grumble isn’t the only way to hit your fruit and veggie quota. You can make a hearty, family-friendly, filling meal that is heavy on the veggies—and I’m not talking a salad. Pull out your slow cooker, put on a good Tex-Mex album on Spotify, and enjoy these super easy, super veggie-filled slow cooker chicken fajitas!

A close up shot of two Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas on a plate.

Fajitas are such a fun way to spice up weeknight dinners. The “hard” part of these fajitas is taken care of by the slow cooker (and I put hard in quotes, because it isn’t even that hard). Chicken breasts, Pero Family Farms’ bell peppers, onions, and a garlic are slow simmered in a whole bunch of tasty Southwestern seasonings.

Then, when it’s time to dig it, you set up an entire smorgasbord of tasty and healthy toppings, so your family can customize their own perfect fajita. Some ideas for you: SUNSET Campari tomatoes, chopped green onions, chopped Avocados from Mexico, minced cilantro, guacamole, salsa, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, sliced black olives, shredded cheese, shredded DOLE lettuce—the options are nearly limitless.

Two Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas sit together

I’ve been so honored to work with Pink Ribbon Produce and Meijer this month to help bring awareness to their goal of educating the public on the importance of a healthy diet in terms of reducing your cancer risk. And I am thrilled about the hundreds of thousands of dollars that they have helped raise for breast cancer research charities over the past decade. I hope you guys have taken away some new ideas for how you can up your intake of fruits and veggies. Enjoy!

 
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Spice up your weeknight with these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. They are full of flavor and healthy veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Tortillas, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, olives, etc. for serving

Instructions

  1. Pour the salsa into the basin of a slow cooker. Top with the chicken, peppers, onions, and garlic.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, lime juice and honey. Pour over the chicken mixture.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker, and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the veggies and chicken and serve on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1316mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 9gSugar: 13gProtein: 43g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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