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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas that you can toss in the slow cooker! I make these extra cheesy and creamy and serve them over cauliflower rice. My family loves this low carb Mexican food recipe!

I feel like I’ve been so exhausted lately and I’ve finally narrowed it down to why…

Our dang dog.

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We adopted a big goofy guy towards the end of summer and he is insanely playful and a little weird. Our other dog is 7 now so she’s mellowed out so much. This guy is 2 and he’s very much still a puppy.

He wakes me up just about every night with random barking. For 2 months now.

Someone make it stop.

chicken fajitas topped with avocado slices on a white plate with colorful cloth napkin

Anyway, I’m exhausted all the time, probably from the barking, the playing, and the constant clean up of destroyed dog toys. I swear, he’s worse than a toddler.

All this exhaustion has led to me being on a big slow cooker kick lately. I’m honestly not sure why I haven’t used the slow cooker more often. Is there anything more convenient than tossing a bunch of ingredients in a pot and walking away.

These slow cooker chicken fajitas are beyond easy and so flavorful. I add in a brick of cream cheese to make them a bit creamier and more decadent.

You’re going to love this easy chicken fajitas recipe!

easy chicken fajitas on cauliflower rice

How to make chicken fajitas:

You’re going to need chicken breasts, bell peppers, onion, garlic, salsa, cream cheese, and a couple of spices for these crockpot chicken fajitas. Nothing too difficult!

Slice the bell pepper and onion into thin strips, like you would for traditional fajitas.

chicken fajitas in crockpot

Toss everything right into the slow cooker and cover.

Cook this on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours, depending on your slow cooker. Every crockpot cooks a bit different, so be sure to just keep an eye on these. When the chicken shreds easily with a fork, it’s done!

I like to serve these crockpot chicken fajitas over my cilantro lime cauliflower rice to create a low carb burrito bowl. You could also pop them in a lettuce wrap or low carb tortilla, if you prefer.

closeup of creamy chicken fajitas cooking

More low carb chicken recipes you’ll love: 

Stuffed Chicken Breast: The most popular recipe on my blog and it gets rave reviews!

Chicken Taco Soup: I could eat this every day!

Lemon Chicken: I could drink the creamy sauce that coats this chicken!

Chicken Casserole: A healthy casserole? You bet!

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diced cauliflower, chicken, and avocado slices on a small white plate

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Creamy crockpot chicken fajitas! Serve over cauliflower rice for easy low carb burrito bowls!

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken breasts, cream cheese, salsa, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to a 5-6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Slice the bell peppers and onion into strips and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.
  4. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and and squeeze the lime over the fajitas.
  5. Stir well to combine the mixture.
  6. Spoon the fajitas over prepared cauliflower rice and top with any additional toppings you like, such as avocado, cheese, and sour cream.
  7. Serve hot.

Notes

Every slow cooker cooks differently and yours might run hotter or colder than mine. Adjust the cooking time as needed and cook chicken until it easily shreds with a fork.

Nutrition information does not include cauliflower rice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 17gSodium: 827mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gProtein: 25g

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45 thoughts on “Crockpot Chicken Fajitas”

  1. This looks amazing!! I forgot to start it in the crockpot this morning. Have you done it on the instapot? How long would you suggest? Thanks! Canโ€™t wait to try it!!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Laura! I haven’t tried this in the Instant Pot. I’d probably do 12 minutes, natural release, and then stir add in cubed cream cheese at the end and stir until it melts. You won’t want to cook the cream cheese under pressure.

  2. This is probably my favorite keto recipe. I make is at least monthly and usually in a double batch. So easy and yummy!

    I wonder if I could add the cream cheese at the very end of cooking to produce a creamier consistency. It seems like it breaks down throught the cooking process so I’d like to add at the end. Would I need to add any liquid to make up for the missing ingredient during the cooking process?

    1. Karly Campbell

      I think it’d work just fine to add it in towards the end of cooking. You shouldn’t need to adjust anything else. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cynthia Reid

    Love love love this recipe – it is my go to. So very flavorful and EASY!!!! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This was a HUGE hit in our house! As soon as dinner was over, my husband asked when we were going to have it again!! That is a HUGE compliment to you! My husband is a firefighter and they make pretty great meals each shift and he is adding this to his firehouse menu!

  5. Your ingredients list doesnt include chili powder that is in the video. Our first attempt was missing some spice.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Jace! You must have watched someone else’s video – my recipe doesn’t call for chili powder. You could always add some if you like though.

        1. Karly Campbell

          Oh my gosh, you’re right. How did I miss that?! I guess they’re good either way, because I never add the chili powder, but they were good the day I made the video too. I must be losing it… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. If you google it, you’ll see that frozen meat should never be used in a crockpot because it doesn’t cook fast enought to prevent bacteria growth as it thaws.

  6. Tried the fajitas. Ahhhmazing! And the cilantro lime cauliflower. Thanks for this and other recipes you have come up with. You make low carb fun and interesting and not hard at all

  7. This was a delicious hit! Thanks for sharing. I had it with cauliflower rice, avacado wedges, and a drizzle of lime juice, hubby with low carb tortillas, son with corn tortillas, and daughter with black bean tortilla chips. I can also make one Crock-Pot with the peppers and onions and one without when we have company.

  8. I used cream cheese that I normally use for baking but it hasnt melted. Did I use the wrong cream cheese

    1. Karly Campbell

      It mostly holds it shape in the crockpot until you start stirring it up. Give it a stir and it should melt in.

  9. Hi Karly, I am lactose intolerant. can I skip the cream cheese and use maybe chicken broth? How do I adjust the temperature and cook time if I use instant pot ( slow cook setting)? i really want to try this recipe but i dont have a slow cooker.

    1. Karly Campbell

      You could leave out the cream cheese entirely. I haven’t made this one in the Instant Pot, so I’m not sure on times or how well the veggies would hold up.

  10. Christie P. Walker

    This is one of the best dishes I have made since beginning keto cooking! My clients (I started a keto meal delivery business.) are all obsessed with it, too! Any idea what the actual serving size measurement is? 3/4 c? 1 c? I have always made more than one recipe, so it is difficult to determine what the serving size is in measurable form.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Christie!

      I’m afraid I don’t have a measurement of the serving size. I just based it on 1 1/2 pounds of chicken + veggies and how much that would serve…didn’t measure it out.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve never tried freezing this one. I think you’d probably be best to freeze everything but the cream cheese in a freezer bag before cooking and then cook on the day you need it with fresh cream cheese.

    2. I always cook a double batch (and I’m a household of one) so I have plenty of leftover, some of which go in the freezer. I don’t keep in the freezer too long and it reheats just fine.

  11. Making these today – they certainly smell yummy! They have about an hour to go, and one thing I noticed is that they’re extremely watery. I don’t know if when I shred my chicken, it’ll absorb some of the water, but I added about 1/2 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese to the mixture to help thicken it up. I’m sure they’ll be delightful!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Anna! There will be liquid left in the pot – just scoop out the meat to serve. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy!

  12. This was AMAZING! One of my favorite crock pot dishes ever. I added shredded mozzarella (didnโ€™t have mexican cheese), avocado and sour cream to mine. Obsessed.

  13. This recipe was delicious! One of my girls has a dairy allergy, so I replace the cream cheese with a full can of Coconut Cream. It was amazing! Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. Heather Richardson

    Could not wait the three to six hours to try this recipe so I cheated a little. I bought a precooked rotisserie chicken (removed skin) and pre-sliced onions and peppers. The rest of the recipe was followed except no salt was added and it turned out amazing! Thanks again for another great recipe!

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