Top fajitas with shredded cheese and sour cream.
Our convenient five-ingredient crockpot chicken fajitas recipe couldn't get any simpler! With a just little preparation, you'll have spicy, tender chicken and flavorful vegetables ready to enjoy with your favorite tortillas when you get home from work. Just toss the ingredients into the crockpot, set, and forget, and you'll have a no-fuss meal for your busy family.
Fajitas traditionally contain grilled meat, either beef or chicken, and cooked vegetables, the most traditional being bell peppers and onions. This recipe can easily be dressed up with additional vegetables, spices, and meats or garnished with an assortment of tasty toppings.
You can make your own fajita seasoning and customize the spiciness of your dish. Fajita seasoning usually contains chili powder, salt, paprika, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder. Sometimes you'll see recipes that include cornstarch, which helps the seasoning attach to the meat. For an extra spicy kick, you can add some red chili flakes.
Mix these ingredients for a delicious fajita seasoning:
Like tacos, fajitas can be enjoyed with many delicious condiments:
Replace the chicken in the fajitas with a mixture of black beans, chili beans, and quinoa. Be careful when choosing your tortillas, since some wheat flour tortillas may contain lard. Corn tortillas are usually vegan-friendly.
Pre-made seasoning packets can sometimes contain gluten; it's essential to check the labels of all seasoning packets for this reason. McCormick offers a gluten-free fajita seasoning mix that you can find at your local grocer, or you can prepare your own fajita seasoning. Corn tortillas are made from corn flour, which should be free of gluten. However, there is a risk of cross-contamination with gluten during processing and packaging. If you'd like to be worry-free, pick up some gluten-free tortillas.
Fajitas with tortillas and some of your favorite toppings make for a great dinner, but if you're looking to add a little more to your plate, here are a few possibilities:
Switch it up next taco Tuesday and try this simple five-ingredient crockpot chicken fajitas recipe!