Tuesday, August 11, 2015

slow cooker citrus chicken fajitas

These fajitas are super easy and delicious!  Yes, the list of spices and seasonings is LONG but worth it.  I was excited to find out how the ingredients would work together and even more curious to find out if using frozen chicken breasts would work.  They do!  I look forward to using this chicken in a variety of ways- enchiladas, mexican bowls, burritos, etc.  Note to self: this was a big hit with the entire family.

slow cooker citrus chicken fajitas (Carlsbad Cravings
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (I used frozen chicken breasts!)
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar (I used Splenda)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4 ounce) can green chiles
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.  Place frozen chicken breasts in the bottom of slow cooker.  Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the onion and bell peppers.  Cook on high all day or until chicken is tender enough to shred.
45 minutes before ready to eat, shred chicken and add onions and peppers.  Taste and stir in hot sauce to taste.  Drain excess liquid before serving.

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