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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

  • Author: Kelly McNelis
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course

Description

Adapted from No Cook Freezer Meals by Kelly McNelis


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. If cooking right away, put the meat and seasonings in the slow cooker and hold out the peppers and onions to stir fry separately if you like (or just slow cook everything).
  2. Set the slow cooker to LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks or an appropriate plastic cooking utensil.
  4. Stir fry the onions and peppers in a few tablespoons fat until cooked however you like them, al dente or caramelized.
  5. Serve hot on tortillas, over rice, or as a salad. This dressing is delicious with any Mexican style salad!
  6. To freeze:
  7. Label a gallon-sized freezer bag with the name of the recipe.
  8. Add everything to the bag.
  9. If the chicken goes in last it will be first in the slow cooker, which is good. I actually put my peppers and onions on top in case I decide I want to slow cooker the meat only and stir fry the veggies for a more “al dente” feel to them.
  10. Seal tightly and freeze.
  11. When you’re ready to use the meal, thaw in a large bowl in the fridge overnight so you can at least break apart to get into your slow cooker, OR do a quick thaw in a large bowl of warm water for about an hour. Your bag will be huge, so you might need to flip it around and replace the water once or twice in order to make headway. Do not thaw on the counter – raw meat!
  12. Dump everything into the slow cooker (or withhold peppers and onions that weren’t touching your raw meat, to stir fry them).
  13. Set the slow cooker to LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. If partially frozen, cook on LOW for 10 hours.
  14. Shred the chicken with two forks or an appropriate plastic cooking utensil.
  15. If applicable, stir fry the onions and peppers in a few tablespoons fat until cooked however you like them, al dente or caramelized.
  16. Serve hot on tortillas, over rice, or as a salad. This dressing is delicious with any Mexican style salad!