As a new mom, putting together healthy and nutritious dinners every night has become a little more challenging. These days, my go-to kitchen appliance has been my slow cooker. I have always loved my slow cooker for its “throw in ingredients and forget about it” usefulness but I never truly appreciated it until now. Most weeks I need dinners that involve minimal steps with ingredients that I already have on hand in my pantry. It’s a tall order. However, these slow cooker chicken fajitas fit the bill on each of those levels, which is why I have made them many times over the last several months. They involve essentially 4 ingredients: chicken, salsa, frozen vegetable mix, and tortillas. You can make them too, just follow these easy steps:
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 jar salsa (medium to hot based on preference)
- 1 package frozen fajita vegetable mix (green and red bell peppers, onions, etc.)
- Whole wheat or corn tortillas
- Optional toppings: lettuce, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, etc.
- Place a 1 pound package of chicken breasts into slow cooker.
- Pour salsa over chicken.
- Set on low for 6-8 hours.
- When chicken is done, saute package of frozen fajita vegetable mix with olive oil on stove top until tender. These frozen packages typically include a mix of green and red bell peppers as well as onions.
- Place shredded chicken and vegetables onto whole wheat tortilla.
- Top with shredded cheese, avocado, etc. as desired.
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