Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


  • Chicken – Chicken tenderloins are the perfect size for fajitas. Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be used, though you’ll have to shred them before serving.
  • Vegetables – The usual suspects: Bell peppers and white or yellow onion.
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, chili powder and minced garlic cloves.
  • Lime – This adds authentic flavor to fajitas, it’s the missing puzzle piece to making fajitas at home.
  • Cooking Oil – This adds a touch of fat to the white meat chicken, which makes it more flavorful. I use canola oil or vegetable oil here.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro will bring the fajitas to the next level! If you absolutely hate it, you can leave it out.


  • Step One – Add the bell pepper and onions to the slow cooker.
  • Step Two – Add the chicken tenderloins next.
  • Step Three – Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, chili powder, fresh garlic, and fresh cilantro.
  • Step Four – Squeeze over the lime. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours on slow cooker. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.


  • Tortillas – Serve with corn or flour tortillas. The best way to heat them is to wrap them in foil then put them in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. OR warm each one in a dry skillet set to medium heat.
  • Refried Beans and Mexican Rice – Fajitas are wonderful if you put a little beans and rice in the tortillas, or serve on the side.
  • Toppings – Fajita chicken is very flavorful on its own, though it’s even better with some toppings such as Salsa, guacamole, cheese, diced tomatoes, and sour cream!
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