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Friday, February 24, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas - A Healthy Fix and Forget It Recipe


I have been on a hunt for some easy, healthy crockpot recipes.  Here is the catch--the recipe has to contain lots of veggies.  I've been on a 90% plant based diet since healing from cancer, so I need our dinners to contain lots of plants for my sake.  I refuse to make 2 different meals, and my family is still eating meat about 2-3 times a week for dinner, so my hunt has been for meals that I could fix and forget, and that would feed all of us, meat and non-meat eaters.  


This recipe was perfect.  I knew if I added beans to the veggies and skipped the cheese or used vegan cheese, that I would be able to enjoy dinner along with my family.  It worked out perfectly.  I got all the flavor of the chicken without the chicken, and my family got to enjoy some bird!


Such pretty peppers, huh?


I used a white onion, even though the recipe calls for yellow.  Use what you have.


This was super easy to throw together.  Slice your veggies, throw on the chicken, and let it cook away all day


The seasoning on this was just right.  It seems like a lot, but it was perfect.


You end up with super juicy chicken and veggies, which make for some messy fajitas, but messy is GOOD!  I really enjoyed the leftover veggies and beans over rice the next day for lunch.  Delish!!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
{inspired by this recipe at Stacy Makes Cents}

1 yellow onion, sliced
3 bell pepper, any color, sliced
11/2 lbs chicken breasts or thighs
1/2 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 tsp salt
11/2 tbls cumin
1tbls chili powder
1 lime or lemon, juiced

1 can black beans, drained & rinsed (optional)
Tortillas
Fajita Fixins


Combine peppers and onion slices and place in the bottom of a crockpot.  Lay chicken right on top.  Pour broth over.  Sprinkle with seasonings.  Squirt with lemon or lime juice.  Cook on low for 8 hours.  Remove meat from crockpot and shred.  Add beans (if desired) to crockpot to heat through.  Serve veggies, beans and chicken in tortillas, with your choice of toppings!

9 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm going to try this!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  2. I'm always looking for crock pot recipes. It is so nice to make it in the morning and your done until serving time.

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  3. This sounds as though a non-cook, like me, could make it!

    Crock pot thoughts.....


    Patricia

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  4. Thank you for this - I made it tonight and it was delicious! And just as an FYI to anyone out there looking to make it as well: I was short on time and set my crock pot to 4hrs on high and it came out perfect. I'm [just starting with] cutting out 90% of my meat as well (trying to AVOID cancer) so this worked for my family of four! Thanks again!

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  5. Yum! We love Mexican food for dinner. I'll have to make this soon!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  6. Ok, here's the report on this recipe. I'm annoyed with myself that I didn't go with my gut feeling that they were making a mistake with the cumin and chili powder amounts. MAYBE Tsp instead of Tbs MIGHT have been ok but as it's listed, it's almost inedible. Except for that, I think it would have been GREAT!

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  7. Hmm, Anonymous. I used the whole amount, thinking it would be too much, and was surprised it was not. It might be an individual taste thing, as this recipe has had lots of good feed back. Did you use the whole amount of chicken?

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  8. How much chicken do u use?!

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  9. Nice work .Thanks for the share. Keep up writing so that we can get more yummy recipe like this one.

    Chicken fajita recipe

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