Cooking Made Easy: Crockpot Chicken Fajita

Say the title of my blog in the tone of "pimpin ain't easy" - and it's semi funny.

I'm easily amused .... what can I say?

I know you're shocked to hear this with my garbage raccoon palette, but I am not the greatest cook ever. When it comes to meal prepping for the week, I rely on my old trusty friend The Crockpot (don't let "This Is Us" get you down ... it wasn't The CP's fault).

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but altered it a little bit because I'm picky with how my vegetables are prepared. I'm not a huge pepper person when they're cut into strips (know what I mean? like on a veggie platter? hard pass, fam) ... so I diced mine instead for this recipe. Plus, I cooked it longer than recommended because no body puts baby in a timed corner (if you get the reference - 20 invisible brownie points for you, my friend).

Ok so enough with my babbling .... here's the recipe:

  • 2 pounds of chicken
  • 3 peppers diced (I used yellow, orange, and red)
  • 2 small yellow onions diced
  • 16 oz of salsa (look out for added sugars and stuff you can't pronounce in the ingredients - I used the Double Roasted salsa from Trader Joe's. The recipe calls for 12 oz for 4 hours and then add the rest for an additional 2 hours but I just did the full 16 oz at once)
  • Optional: Juice of lime (2 tablespoons - but I didn't use any) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Put all of that in the Crockpot - and enjoy the next day if you're like me (I let that sucker simmer on low for 9 hours .... I like my chicken to basically break apart on it's own). I'm eating mine with rice and a little added soy shredded cheese and sometimes avocado added .... but get creative and have fun with yours!

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