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Busy-Day Chicken Fajitas

When I don't have much time to cook supper, slow-cooker chicken fajitas are a flavorful way to keep my family full and satisfied. If you aren't cooking for young tastes, try spicing things up with medium or hot picante sauce. —Michele Furry, Plains, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: Thinly sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes and sour cream, optional


  • Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker; add black beans, pepper and onion. In a small bowl, mix picante sauce, garlic powder and cumin; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 4-5 hours.
  • Remove chicken and cool slightly. Shred meat with 2 forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve with tortillas, cheese and toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
2 fajitas: 508 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1192mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • Tom
    Dec 15, 2020

    Very easy recipe...Taste was great! We added an additional 1/2 pound of chicken and the juice of one lime...We feasted on this for three days! Good Job!!

  • aug2295
    May 19, 2020

    We liked these a lot - the meat had plenty of flavor (I did add salt and season the meat with the garlic powder and cumin before placing in the crock pot). I added jalapenos as well. Idk if I would keep the black beans next time, maybe add an extra pepper next time. I would make this again for sure though.

  • Cook38
    Oct 20, 2015

    The biggest plus, besides being an EASY slow-cooker meal, is no having to mess with the chicken beforehand - slicing, dicing, cubing. None of that - just lay it in the cooker and go. I LOVED that, because I hate working with raw chicken. I used medium picante and it was a good level of spice. Husband loved these fajitas and I would make it again for sure.

  • kathleen_funk
    Jun 22, 2015

    excellent! added most of pepper and onions 1/2 way through cooking so they were firmer.

  • kahwho
    Jun 19, 2015

    I did these in the crock pot and my family, including a 3 year old and a 18 month old, really liked them. Easy to make. Will certainly make them again.

  • SparkleSweetie
    Jun 7, 2015

    This was not wonderful. Sad, because it smelled great...too runny and the veggies were overcooked. the seasonings were not flavorful enough. I won't make it again. too bad.

  • chris_giles18
    May 21, 2015

    I agree totally with Dianaore. These were good, but not very similar to my idea of fajitas and mine also had more liquid than expected. The peppers and onions were quite mushy after 4 hours on low and 1 hour on warm. My husband said this was pretty good and I liked how easy it was, so i will make these again. Next time, I will add the peppers and onions in later instead of at the beginning.

  • Dianaore
    Jul 20, 2014

    These were okay but, really didn't feel like s sizzling fajita that my family is use to so we had trouble thinking of them as fajitas. It was simple enough and had great taste and flavor. We would just need to name it something else. Oh they were a bit soupy too for some reason and we needed to drain the juice off to make them less sloppy once in the tortilla.

  • shelltench
    Jan 6, 2014

    This worked out very well for us, even the picky eaters enjoyed it. Very easy to put together plus crock pot convenience make this one a keeper for us.

  • bjsilve0
    Aug 1, 2013

    Guess it was a hit because my man hates fajitas but he liked these and so did my guests. He said that he?d like them with corn tortillas instead. Okay but not great so I guess that I will not be making them again.