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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

11.14.14

Disclaimer: I woke up at 5:30am on my day off to buy Taylor Swift concert tickets….. I am a 12 year old girl.  so if this is less understandable than ususal… sorry i’m not sorry.

I told you I would eventually share this with youuuuuu.  

It’s Friday so you should probably break out your slow cooker, ya know?  It’s a lazyyyyy day.  It’s an I-just-want-to-throw-a-bunch-of-stuff-in-a-crockpot-and-forget-about-it day.  

So thats definitely what you should do.  Be lazy AND throw a bunch of stuff in a crockpot and forget about it…. until your house starts smelling delicious.   Untitled  It’s just… SO easy.  six ingredients.  a few hours.  viola.  DINNER.  

I made a big batch of this and ate it all week a bunch of different ways and STILL had some left over.  I ended up freezing some of it because I just get SOOOO bored eating the same thing.  I can’t wait to make things and have my own personal garbage disposal boyfriend around to eat it all so I don’t get bored.  Back to the point –  it turns out that it freezes really well.  Just let it defrost in the fridge (or if you’re really impatient -like me- heat it up in the microwave -like i did-) and pop it under the broiler to get it a little bit crisp.   Untitled2

I used semi-homemade salsa (i.e. took some premade salsa and used my food processor to take ALL of the veggies in my fridge and make them disappear – don’t tell frankie that’s my trick because he’ll never trust anything I make ever again) and homemade taco seasoning.  Do you guys make your own taco seasoning?  Ugh.  I’m so hooked it’s not even funny.  I love it way more than packaged taco seasoning.   Fajitas

You should DEFF make taco/fajitas with this stuff.  AND nachos.  AND taco salad. AND a fajita burrito with some cheese and rice.  AND just eat it straight from the crockpot because, hello! it’s delicious and you’ve got everything you could really need in there – and I even hid some spinach in there and guess what… YOUD NEVER KNOW (again please don’t tell my boyfriend about my tricks).  HECK you could even put it on some bread and make a fajita sandwich… I ain’t mad about it.  Actually I am.  Mad I didn’t try it.  Let me know how it goes… you can find me being busy clearing out my FREEZER FULL OF GROUND BEEF AND FROZEN FRUIT before I move.  I essentially can’t eat anything unless it incorporates those things.  

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Top these suckers with whatever you want.  whatever your little (i’m sure its actually huge) heart desires.  you want cheesey goodness?  you’re weird, but go for it.  you want spicy burn-your-mouth-off-heat?  let some jalapeños get jalapeño business – yes I did specifically write that to make that joke.  need something crisp and cool?  toss some lettuce up on dere.  you do you.  throw some extra salsa up in this… fajita.  

While we’re talking salsa – use whatever you want boo.  I recommend something with a little bit of heat & probably not salsa verde.  If you want to make your own go for it.  If not, grab a jar of medium from target and put. it. to. werk.  

I’m 90% sure there’s something wrong with me.  Untitled3 halllllllp me.  I’ve fallen on a bed of nachos and can’t get upppp.  nbd.  I’ll eat my way out.  ouuu its raining lime juice on the mountain of lettuce and onion.  OW its burning my eyes.  THE ACIDITY.  

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You’re all gone aren’t you? I’m SO sorry about what just happened.  I have no explanations.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ⅔ cup salsa
  • ½ tbsp taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cut the bell pepper and onion into strips.
  2. Layer the spinach, bell pepper, onion, and chicken in the crockpot. Top with the salsa and taco seasoning.
  3. Cook for 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  4. Remove chicken and shred or slice.
  5. If you want the cast iron/grilled authentic fajita feel, before serving remove the the food from the crockpot and broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 406 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 28g Sugar: 13g Sodium: 1248mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 59g Cholesterol: 146mg
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My boyfriend pronounces fajita like FAH-JEYE-TAH sometimes.  so i’m actually okay with what happened up there.  

Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen

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