Because school days can be long and work can be stressful, prepping and drumming up ideas for weeknight meals should be the least of your worries! Our Crock-Pot® slow cooker never lets us down when we all crave something warm, wholesome, and cooked just right. Our Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Fajitas is a hands-down favorite at our house, and we've partnered with Crock-Pot® Brand to share the recipe!
I've heard that the most delicious and desirable foods in all of the world's cuisine are those that combine opposite flavors, even if in just small amounts. It's by including both the sour with the sweet, or the sweet with the savory, that the best recipes are born, and while we can't put a finger on exactly why we love it so much, our palettes are totally pleased! We love to marry different flavors in our Crock-Pot® slow cooker when they can simmer for hours and combine so beautifully! I grew up in a home where Mexican food was served practically every other night during the school year, so it only feels appropriate that I make my family something festive on a regular basis now that we have school age children. These Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Fajitas are exactly what everyone wants to come together for after a long day of classes, work, errands, and busy weekday life!
Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Fajitas
The ingredient list is really quite simple, and everything can easily be found at any grocery store.
- 2.5 lbs. of chicken breast
- 3 colorful peppers
- one sweet onion
- ½ cup fajita seasoning
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 3 limes
Begin by slicing your peppers into thin strips after cutting off the tops and the white insides.
Slice up your onion and cut the chicken breasts into long thin strips, then arrange everything in your Crock-Pot® slow cooker by color, or simply throw everything in at once! Ahh, the beauty of slow cookers!
Crumble the brown sugar over the top of the vegetables and chicken, then combine the water with the fajita seasoning and pour that on as well. Lastly, squeeze the juice out of three limes with a juicer into the pot.
Cover your slow cooker and set it on low for three hours. This is where I absolutely LOVE my Crock-Pot® Programmable Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker. What sets this Crock-Pot® slow cooker apart from others I've had in the past is that this one is programmable! I don't have to stress over being home in time to turn off the cooker so that the food doesn't dry up or overcook because I can set the number of hours I'd like it to cook, and then it automatically reverts to the "Warm" setting. The automated smart cook settings and multi-method cooking options have really made this one of my must-have tools in the kitchen, and I feel like it is absolutely essential for busy families.
After an hour or so of cooking, lift up the lid and stir the ingredients around a bit so that the chicken pieces can cook thoroughly.
The detachable lid that lifts and lowers on a hinge is excellent for recipes that involve some checking, stirring, or occasional add-ins along the cooking process.
Everything should be nice and tender after three hours, but I image another hour cooking on Low would be perfectly fine, too. With the precision heat technology, I know everything will be cooked evenly and thoroughly. This recipe provides just the right amount of sweet juices to marinate the chicken and vegetables and creates not just a meal, but something memorable! I feel like the possibilities are really endless with Crock-Pot® brand, and because throwing in add-ins and impromptu ingredients is all part of the cooking experience, every recipe turns out a little unique. You could try all sorts of things with this fajita recipe by adding in more flavors and spices that suit you.
Glorious! The marriage of lime and sweet onion is so delightful. Add to that the sweetness of the brown sugar and the saltiness in the seasonings, and you've got one addicting meal on your table.
Gather up your favorite fajita toppings, like Monterrey jack cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, and sour cream...
...and start loading them up!
I like to scoop the sour cream into a plastic bag, clip a small hole in the corner, and spread it like frosting. You could even thin it out with a little milk if you'd like it to spread more like a dressing.
The chopped cilantro on top is the crowning touch! These are going to fly off your table. I've made these twice this week and we're already looking forward to the next occasion!
It would be easy to interchange the meat in this fajita recipe. Feel free to get creative by using steak or even shrimp!
Pull out your Crock-Pot® slow cooker tonight and treat your family to Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Fajitas!
Enjoy our video tutorial to see just how fun this slow cooker fajitas recipe is to put together!
Do you have some family favorite Crock-Pot® slow cooker recipes?!
Please comment below telling us your best dishes, or if there are some you'd like to see!
Disclosure: Sponsored post byCrock-Pot® Brand and Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
Alicia C says
Great recipe! I never knew my slow cooker could do this - this is a "must try" on my list.
Sarah Kurtz says
These look and sound amazing! I love that crock pot too! I just have a normal one lol... but I love them for busy days.
Amber Ludwig says
Mmmm!!! These look and sound delicious!! I love anything slow cooker, makes it so so much easier!! Throw it all in and poof!!! Done when you need it!! Perfection!
Elizabeth K says
Yum! Can't wait to try
G K says
These look great! I like the addition of sugar.
Marie Lowther says
I love crock pot recipes I'm always looking for new ones to try, thank you!
Aw man... I had 5 lbs of chicken breast and I just cooked them all yesterday! I'll definitely be making these next week after that's all eaten up.
Stephanie F says
I have a crockpot that is just sitting there for years... Now i have to put it to use to try this recipe! Thank you!!
crystal gibson says
These sound wonderful. I need a new crock pot like this one. I have an older model 6 quart cooker that I have been using for years.
I really love Fajitas but my husband and son don't like peppers. What would you recommend? Is there any way to substitute pepper? BTW, I love your slow cooker. Is it expensive?
Kimberly Flickinger says
I finally have a reason to use the crockpot that I won, and I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.
Kenia Guzman says
Yummy! Possibly dinner tonight
Cherie olszewski says
Looks so delicious and easy to make!! I'm always looking to try new recipes, sounds like I have a dinner menu for monday!!
Really nice!Thank you!
Jennifer Love says
Looks delicious! I'm gonna try this out.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
These fajitas are very delicious. I would love to use a slow cooker to make this recipe.
Jennifer B says
Just ordered a slow cooker, this might just be the first recipe I make in it! Thank you for it.
Anna Thorn says
Looks like I need to buy a slower cooker, these look delicious.
Michelle Proper says
Wow! These look great and oh so easy! I just love your photo's too...looks so good. Thanks 🙂
Deana Mooney says
Easy and tasty! My kind of meal.
Rhiannon F says
Looks delis saving for later.
Nicole Flynn says
This looks delicious, and too complicated either. I love slow cooker recipes.
Cathy Jarolin says
Its amazing what you can cook up in a Slow Cooker !! This recipe looks Delicious and so easy to do with your awesome Illustrations and directions. Thank You for sharing your recipe. I pinned it! Can't wait to try it! Love fajita's.
Lauren | also known as mama says
My mouth is watering! Adding these too the menu this week!
gloria patterson says
this looks so good I can almost smell it!
really like this crockpot and lid is so cool
Linda Manns Linneman says
This sounds so good. I love all the color. I will be making this over the holidays. Thank you so much for sharing
rochelle haynes says
This looks good love to try this
Emily Bullock says
This looks delicious and easy! I might have to try it this weekend.
Yum!! Looks easy and so yummy. I love that it just goes in my crockpot!
We love sweet 'n savory! Now that I have a slow cooker I can make this!! yeah!
G K says
I love the addition of brown sugar! I prefer a little sweet with my savory.
Deborah D says
These look so good. Will be making this soon.
Jeannette Olton says
This is a great recipe! I love using a Crock Pot although mine is ancient it still works perfectly.
Sandy Klocinski says
Awesome recipe! Nice crock pot as well. I love slow cooker meals
Melissa Storms says
These look good, I love fajitas, I like the idea of making them in the slow cooker, the mess from frying them almost makes it not worth making them with any kind of frequency.
shelly peterson says
I love Fajitas but have never made them before. These look good and easy to make.
Looks delicious and would be such a nice dinner to come home to after a winter walk.