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Low Carb Chicken Fajitas (Slow Cooker)

These Low Carb Chicken Fajitas in the slow cooker are an easy, tasty recipe – gluten-free, keto-friendly and perfect for meal-prepping.

close up eye level partial platter of low carb chicken fajitas

No matter what else is happening in the world, we hope our country can always agree with us that Taco Tuesday is the best night of the week! 

In fact, Mexican food in any form is always high on the list here at LCW, like this low carb Mexican chicken, or these pork carnitas).  And if you’re hankering for beef instead, you can’t go wrong with this slow cooker low carb beef barbacoa.

More about these chicken fajitas: they have been in the rotation for a few years now – they just couldn’t be easier or more delicious!  Use them in tortillas, burrito bowls, or keep it low carb over a salad or cauliflower rice… 

slow cooker full of Mexican chicken, peppers and onions with cilantro

…Or go for the keto wrap!    Speaking of which: we haven’t tried homemade tortillas ourselves yet, but these homemade low carb tortillas or these grain-free keto tortillas look pretty tasty to us!

Plate of slow cooker chicken fajitas

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

  • Add diced tomatoes and boneless skinless chicken breasts to slow cooker and season them with taco seasoning.  Then add sliced onions and minced garlic.
  • Cover and cook on High Temp for 2½ hours, or on Low Temp for 4½ hours.
  • Then add sliced bell peppers on top of the chicken, cover and cook for 1 more hour if cooking on High Temp, or 2 more hours if cooking on Low Temp.
  • Remove chicken and shred with a fork, then transfer back to the slow cooker.
  • Add lime juice and rough-chopped cilantro, then mix thoroughly.
  • Serve over salad or in your favorite low carb tortilla, garnish with toppings and enjoy.

This recipe is also fantastic for meal-prepping, just portion straight from the crock pot into meal prep containers and you’re set for the week!

low carb crockpot chicken fajitas

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes

These Low Carb Chicken Fajitas in the slow cooker are an easy, tasty recipe - gluten-free, keto-friendly and perfect for meal-prepping.

Ingredients

For The Taco Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon powdered garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)

For The Chicken:

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 15 ounces Rotel Original diced tomatoes and chilies (1 1/2 cans)
  • 3 tablespoons Taco seasoning (from above)
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh juice from 1 lime
  • ½ cup cilantro, rough-chopped

For Garnish:

  • Fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Avocado/Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Combine all Taco Seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Add diced tomatoes to the slow cooker, then add the chicken breasts.
  3. Season them with 3 tablespoons of the taco seasoning, then add sliced onions and minced garlic.
  4. Cover and cook on High Temp for 2½ hours, or 4½ hours on Low Temp.
  5. Add the sliced bell peppers on top of the chicken, cover and cook for 1 more hour if cooking on High Temp, or 2 more hours if cooking on Low Temp.
  6. Remove chicken and shred with a fork, then transfer back to the slow cooker.
    Add freshly squeezed lime juice and ¼ cup rough-chopped cilantro, and mix thoroughly.
  7. Serve over salad or in your favorite low carb tortilla, garnish with toppings and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 4-6 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 274Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 99mgSodium 754mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 38g

This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!

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