Wednesday, February 13, 2013

EDIBLE // EASY CROCK POT CHICKEN FAJITAS

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What do you want for Christmas?

A crock pot.

How can we better manage our meals? We're always so busy!

A crock pot.

Would anything make cooking healthy meals simpler?

A crock pot.

Guess what I made these super easy chicken fajitas in? My husband and I talked about it for months before we got one and since owning it I've been a regular Julia Child in the kitchen - minus all the food prep hard work stuff.


Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning

Layer the crock pot as follows: onions and peppers on bottom, then beans, then chicken and finally taco seasoning over it all. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 2-3 hours. Final product will appear dark, burnt even. It's not. Shred the chicken and serve.


Common Accompaniments:

  • tortillas
  • rice
  • corn
  • avocado
  • salsa
  • sour cream

Make It Healthy & Skinny:

  • Low carb 100% whole wheat tortillas
  • chopped lettuce
  • salsa
  • fat free plain Greek yogurt



21 comments:

  1. Love crock pot easy meals! This looks really tasty!

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    1. I highly recommend trying it asap, we had it tonight and it. was. FABULOUS!

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  2. OH I love cooking in the crockpot. What can I substitute if we don't like black beans or can we just leave them out?

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    1. If you don't like black beans try any other kind - pinto, kidney, garbanzo - or, like you said, just leave them out. I add them for extra nutritional value but it would be just as delicious without!

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  3. Sounds great, and easy, I love my pressure cooker it kinda pushed my crock pot to the back of the cabinet. It cooks slow as well as super fast for those many times I forget to take the meat out of the freezer! I was always bad with my crock pot :/

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    1. There are so many crock pot options out there now and easily accessible, there's no excuse! haha Dust that puppy off and share your recipes with me!

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  4. I will have to try these, maybe tomorrow for dinner my husband loves fajitas!!

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    1. They only took five minutes to throw together this morning. That gives a super satisfied feeling while they're cooking :)

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  5. Oh I love fajitas! Can't wait to try these!

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  6. I so love crock pot meals. Especially those that have chicken.

    Dawn

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    1. I agree Dawn! Nothing could be easier or healthier than this tasty lean meat in the crock. Win!

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  7. Fajitas are one of my hubby's favorite meals and now that I am working, I am realying on the crock pot so this is FAB!! Thanks so much.

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    1. Let me know please if you try them, I'm curious to hear other successes!

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  8. I love things in the Crock-Pot!!! My style of cooking!

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    1. Yes, I could NOT agree more! Simple, easy, done by breakfast time, quick clean-up. There are NO down sides!

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  9. I need to start using mine more... this looks like a great recipe to try in mine!

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  10. I keep on saying how I want a crock pot, but seriously I am going to go look at them today and see which one I get! This would make my life and hubby happy if Dinner was ready for him every night :) With 4 kids sometimes we just each super simple stuff, but this would be amazing for all of us to enjoy :D

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    1. Marie my Crock Pot has seriously and positively changed my life. I 100% recommend spending the money. It's worth it for peace-of-mind, extra time, sanity!

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  11. Wow, this sounds good and easy! I love crock pot meals,they make life so much easier!

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  12. Just made this for tonight...awesome, thanks!

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    1. Stacey my first "I made this" comment - THANK YOU! I'm so glad it turned out wonderful for you! I wish more would try it, it's so simple + satisfying. Cheers!

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