Monday, March 11, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas with Pico De Gallo

Here's a super delish recipe for the crock pot my entire family enjoyed!  I've come to use my crock pot more and more this past year and this fajita filling has ranked a spot among our favorites.  Topped with homemade pico de gallo....hold on to your undies, because man it good!  Enjoy :)

CROCK POT CHICKEN FAJITA FILLING
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 - 3 sliced sweet peppers (I used 1/2 of a red, yellow and orange)
1 1/2 lb. chicken breast or thighs
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP cumin
1 1/2 TBSP chili powder
juice from 1/4 lime
tortilla shells
fajita fixings (lettuce, cheese, sour cream, olives, salsa, guacamole)

Place onion and peppers in bottom of a lightly greased (with cooking spray) crock pot.  Place chicken on top and pour broth in.  Sprinkle with salt, cumin, chili powder and lime juice.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4-8 hours (mine cooked 6) or HIGH 4 hours.  You know it is done when it shreds easily.  When meat is done shred with 2 forks and place back in juice. You may need to season with more salt and some pepper. Serve with slotted spoons onto tortillas and top with fixings.

PICO DE GALLO
Mix equal amounts of:
red onion, diced
tomato, diced
cilantro, chopped
Add:
1-2 jalapenos, diced (I removed the seeds because I have a wimpy family)
lime juice (enough to wet mixture)
Mix.  Season with sea salt and pepper.  Taste.  Enjoy :) 

*I like to mix my items in the crock pot  and make my pico de gallo the night before.  If you want some yummy guacamole, mash 2 avocados with a few tablespoons of pico and enjoy!

1 comment:

Chris said...

I think that I could eat fajitas 6 days a week.