Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fajitas in the crock pot

had a little change in the meal plan on Sunday and had to come up with something else on hand...  i had noted a recipe on pinterest, i had the ingredients, and so, i decided to try it.... :)
(this recipe and photo comes from Stacy Makes Cents)

this was SUPER easy, moms and hard working people....  it would probably only take about 5 to 10 minutes of prep work for you...unless you're like me and had to microwave the chicken to get the annoying styrifoam and the little "pad" off of the frozen chicken... :)  that's what took me the longest... :) and, for the little time you spend throwing it in the crockpot, you sure are given an awesome meal once it is done cooking...wow! :)  what a treat! :)

here are the steps... :)

-chop up some green/red/yellow (all, some, only one color - you pick :)) into strips... 3 peppers is a good amount...  throw it in the bottom of your crockpot...
-sliced up an onion or two (i like a lot of onion and used sweet onions) and put it in with the peppers...
-use about 1 to 1.5 lbs. of chicken breast (i used tenderloins b/c that's what i had on hand), whole, and put that on top of your veggies...
-pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chicken broth over your veggies and chicken...
-mix together 1 1/2 T. of chili powder, 2 T. cumin, and 1/2 t. salt (i didn't add this) and sprinkle over the chicken/veggies...  (i also added some cajun seasoning and several shakes of garlic powder to my spices...)
-squirt some lime juice over the veggies/chicken (i did this at the end a few minutes before i served it)
-set your crockpot to low for 8 hours (or high for 4-6 hours)...it will make your house smell so good! :)
-after cooking, use two forks and shread your chicken into pieces and mix all together in the crockpot...let it sit for a few more minutes...

spoon the mixture (use a slotted spoon if there's a lot of liquid) into some tortillas and top with your favorite fajita toppings...we did salsa and cheese :) 


these were so good...and so flavorful...  :)  can't wait for leftovers because i would imagine that, with a day or so of rest, the flavor will be even better! :)

to make this even easier, grab yourself two or so bags of the already chopped fajita veggies - peppers and onions - in the frozen veggie section of your store... :)  then, it will take you about 2 minutes to throw together :)