Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

My go-to Mexican meal is fajitas.  I just love grabbing a grain-free tortilla and stuffing it with tons of meat, guacamole, and peppers.  It’s a do-your-own-way kind of meal.

I never thought that fajitas could be an easy weeknight meal. And I honestly never thought I would find a grain-free tortilla recipe that I actually like. The tortilla is essential!

One of my favorite bloggers, Danielle Walker, in her most recent cookbook (Meals Made Simple) included a recipe for Paleo Wraps – and oh my word they are amazing! My first thought after making them was “Time to make some fajitas!” Really they are just wonderful and I highly recommend you buy her book even for just that recipe! Of course – it’s loaded with tons of other great recipes.

Back to the fajitas – this recipe is so simple and easy to throw together in the morning before you head to work. I have been making these on a weekly basis now and the husband is just lovin’ it! 🙂 Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas -- Coconut Contentment

Prep: 10 min          Serves: 4-6           Cook: 10 min


  • 1.5 to 2 pounds chicken thighs
  • 16 ounces sliced and frozen bell peppers, thawed (sub two sauteed and sliced bell peppers)
  • 2 tbsp garlic olive oil (sub olive oil and one diced garlic clove)
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Suggested Toppings:

  • Avocado Slices or Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Diced red onion
  • Shredded lettuce



  1. Add the spices and the olive oil to a small mixing bowl and combine.
  2. In the slow cooker place the thawed bell peppers on the bottom.  On top of the peppers spread the chicken out in one layer.
  3. Pour the spice and olive oil mixture over the top of the chicken and with the back of a spoon spread the mixture evenly over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  5. When the chicken is done grab two forks. While still in the slow cooker, using the forks, pull apart/shred the chicken.
  6. Turn the oven on to a High Broil. With a slotted spoon remove the chicken from the slow cooker (draining of the liquid as you go) and place it in a lightly greased cast-iron or other oven-safe skillet. Place under broil on middle rack for 3-5 minutes until beginning to brown and crisp. Carefully remove from oven, and serve alongside grain-free or gluten-free tortillas and toppings.

I love to serve these with guacamole, plantain chips, cilantro and hot sauce.  Get creative with your favorite toppings!

Free Grain-free Tortilla Suggestions: Coconut Flour Tortillas or Paleo Tortillas

Note: I recommend using a non-stick skillet for making the tortillas.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - Coconut Contentment (Paleo, Gluten-free)

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