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Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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I’ll readily admit that over the past year I have become more than a little obsessed with freezer cooking, and with developing new recipes that my kids and husband will love.  But seriously, what’s not to love?  Not only are they quick & easy to throw together, they save us a ton of money on groceries (and especially on eating out.)  Better yet, they make our sometimes hectic weekdays SO much simpler!  There is nothing better than knowing at the end of a crazy day that dinner is already in the crockpot!

So yes, I’m obsessed.  You’re just going to have to bear with me.

To be perfectly honest, I was a little nervous about how these easy crockpot chicken fajitas would turn out, but they were a HUGE hit. Chicken in the crockpot can get very dry, especially when it is cut into smaller pieces.  I used boneless skinless thigh meat rather than breast meat because it has a lot more fat, which helped keep the meat nice and moist.  The green salsa & lime added lots of Tex-Mex flavor without being too spicy for the girls.  The whole family give it a 10.

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Use this printable freezer cooking tips cheat sheet to learn everything about freezing different foods. Freezer meals are fast, easy, and a great way to get a hot, delicious meal on the table on weeknights when cooking isn’t number one on your massive to-do list. Get started and see just how easy freezer cooking can be!

To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the chicken, sauce, & vegetables into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!  Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated at room temperature.

Assemble your ingredients for the fajitas: Chicken, salsa, green chills, onions, green peppers, lime juice, and fajita seasoning.

Here is what you need:

3-4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 16oz. jar salsa verde
1 4oz. can green chiles
 2 packets chicken fajita seasoning
1/4 cup lime juice
2 sweet onions
3 green bell peppers
 
For cooking day:
flour tortillas
sour cream
salsa
shredded cheese
shredded lettuce (optional)
avocado (optional)
 

Chop onion and set aside.

Step 1: Chop onion and set aside.

Slice green peppers into strips and set aside.

Step 2: Slice green peppers into strips and set aside.

Cut chicken into strips; set aside.

Step 3:Cut chicken into strips; set aside.

Mix together salsa verde, lime juice, green chiles, and fajita seasoning in a large bowl using a whisk.

Step 4: Mix together salsa verde, lime juice, green chiles, and fajita seasoning.

Divide chicken into 2 gallon size freezer bags.

Step 5: Divide chicken into 2 gallon size freezer bags ( be sure to label bags first.) Divide salsa mixture over top chicken.

Add onions and green peppers to each freezer bag.

Step 6: Divide onions & green peppers and add to each bag.  Freeze.

Combine chicken and fajita mixture together in slow cooker.

Step 7: Thaw if frozen; cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours; until chicken is cooked. (Note-don’t worry if your chicken isn’t all the way thawed.  It can also cook from frozen, it might just take a little longer.)

Serve cooked fajitas with tortillas garnished with sour cream and lettuce.

Step 8: Serve with tortillas, sour cream, salsa, lettuce & avocado.

 

Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

This super easy crockpot meal is full of flavor and comes together fast! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 16 oz. jar salsa verde
  • 1 4 oz can green chiles
  • 2 packets chicken fajita seasoning
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 3 green peppers
  • Following items for cooking day only:
  • flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • avocado

Instructions

  1. Chop onion and set aside.
  2. Slice green peppers into strips;set aside.
  3. Cut chicken into strips; set aside.
  4. Mix together salsa verde, lime juice, green chiles, and fajita seasonings.
  5. Divide chicken into 2 gallon size freezer bags (be sure to label bags first.) Divide salsa mixture over top of chicken
  6. Divide onions & green peppers and add to each bag.
  7. Thaw if frozen; cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, until chicken is cooked.
  8. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, & avocado.

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4 Comments

  1. February 9 at 10:01PM

    These chicken fajitas look so good and even sweeter I can make them in my crock pot! Awesome!

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