Large Family Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Chicken Fajitas in the Slow Cooker


– Hi friends. Today I’m whippin’ up some easy tried and true chicken fajitas in
the slow cooker for the family. I’m actually gonna make
enough for at least two meals because when I’m filming
this it’s a Saturday. So we’re gonna have
this for dinner tonight and then we’re gonna have the left overs tomorrow after church. So I won’t have to cook
dinner for real this weekend. It will be great and that’s
why I love my slow cooker. So I’m gonna give you an overview of what I’m using to make
these chicken fajitas. Let’s see right here. I’ve got two packs of chicken breast. They both come in to be about
six pounds of chicken breast. I have some different colored peppers, some green onions, some tomato paste I’m gonna throw in there
and then my seasonings which is garlic powder, some chili powder, a little parsley and then good old fashioned salt and pepper. So we’ll get to choppin’. So the first thing I’m gonna do is get all our peppers
ready for our fajitas. I know– – Look at this one. – We love, everyone loves to get a big plate of sizzling fajitas at a restaurant.
– What are this ones? – Those are peppers. But this is the quickest way
I can replicate it without– – Cut this mommy. – I will cut those. Without standin’ over
the stove for an hour. So we’re not gonna do that. We’re gonna get our
fajitas in the slow cooker and we’re gonna go about our happy day. And then around dinner time, we will pop them out. Boy I don’t have a good knife for this or I’m just not pushin’ hard enough. There we go. (knife chopping) My favorite knife is bein’ washed. – Cut this mommy. – I will. How many peppers can
mommy cut at one time? Say just one.
– One at a time. – One at a time. – One at a time. (upbeat music) – [Jamerrill] We got Liam’s workin’ on choppin’ peppers like a big boy. – [Amelia] I choppin’ pepper. – [Jamerrill] Oh and Amelia’s
workin’ on her pepper. We need to get you a little plate. – [Liam] Mommy? – [Jamerrill] And a hairbrush. – Mommy little plate. (Jamerrill laughs) – [Jamerrill] You’re little plate. I’ll get you one. Yes Liam?
– Look how I cut this. – [Jamerrill] Look at you. You’re doin’ so well Liam. – Only I’ll be careful. – [Jamerrill] Yes and
you have a butter knife. And you’re learning very well. These are good kitchen skills.
– I have a butter knife mommy. I have a butter knife. – [Jamerrill] You do you do. So here is how our
pretty veggies turned out and now I’m gonna show you
– I have a butter knife mommy. – how I layer everything
in the slow cooker. So with cooking in my large slow cooker, what I normally do is I
just use some cooking spray. This is canola oil cooking spray and I spray out the
inside of my slow cooker. Now you can get even fancier than that and I have linked below, you can use the slow cooker bags. Those are great for if
you’re in a real hurry or if you’re makin’ a lot of
different slow cooker meals back to back for particular reasons. Those liners just go in here. You put your meal in the liner and then after your meal you
can dump the whole liner out. Super convenient. But for my purposes I’m just
gonna spray out my slow cooker and then next in this
recipe I’m gonna put in a small can of tomato paste in
the bottom of my slow cooker just the way I usually layer it. Now there’s really no magic in me putting in my can of tomato sauce. I just like to do it because it adds to the juices and the
flavor and the marinating. So, here’s how the small can
of tomato paste goes in there. And this is just a little six ounce can. With the boneless skinless chicken breast, you can go ahead especially with these packs that are unfrozen, you can go ahead and chop
these chicken breast in strips. I find it just as easy and convenient to put whole chicken
breasts in the slow cooker and the meat will be so tender and juicy that by the time this
meal is done, it is easy. I can just stick a fork in there and I’ll show you when we get to that step and this chicken’s gonna easily rip apart. It’ll be absolutely not a problem. Another thing is if
this is a freezer meal, you can do this meal and adapt it easily to be a freezer meal and again the meat is
just gonna be so tender you don’t have to fool with
cuttin’ it first or you can. It just depends on what kind
of assembly line you’re doin’ and what other meals you’re
doin’ at the time also. So I’m gonna just put
these chicken breast. Gonna do these along the
bottom of my slow cooker. (Amelia chattering) And if I was just doing one meal I would use about four or five breasts. These are a pretty good size. But since I want to have
left overs for tomorrow, and maybe even a few left overs for tomorrow evening I’m gonna use eight. So I have four in there. And I’m gonna layer four more on top. – [Amelia] Mommy? – [Jamerrill] Hold on Amelia. I’m gonna put four more on top. And these cook perfect in the slow cooker. Since these are not frozen,
they’re fresh from the store, I’m gonna cook these on
high for about four hours. If this was a frozen
meal I’d cook it on high for probably close to six or longer. Pretty much it just stays
on high all day long until dinner time and that’s
how my slow cooker works. So now I’m gonna layer the various spices in here and again what I have, we have some black pepper and this is real professional cooking here. I’m gonna just shake some black pepper in. Yes I am. And then I’m gonna shake
some sea salt in there. Because remember this is gonna go for eight chicken breasts
and I’m gonna shake. I’m gonna do a whole
lotta lotta garlic powder. You see that flyin’ up. That was probably about a fourth of a cup. And a lot of parsley. Let me get this opened up a little bigger. Got some parsley in
there and I’m gonna stir this around to get over
all the chicken breast here in a minute and then I’m gonna put in a bunch of taco seasoning. Exactly measurements will be in the recipe that is linked below. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna pick up these chicken breasts and just let the seasonings fall below. And there’s gonna be
all kinds of good juices that marinate all day
long in this slow cooker. So here is our board
full of lots of veggies and Mr. Liam is gonna be
my handy dandy helper. And Liam is covering the chicken. You’ll have to wash your hands well after this too with the onion okay? And we’ve got peppers and green onions. The only thing we don’t have in here is a green pepper huh? Good job Liam. You’re doin’ a great job with that. He’s coverin’ our chicken. It’s gonna soak up the
chicken broth all day. It’s gonna be amazing at dinner time. Good. Good. Now part of what you put in there Liam is onions so I want you to go to the bathroom and wash your hands now okay? I’m going to put my lid
on my slow cooker now. And all the work is gonna be done for me as we have a wonderful
– I’ve got another – day outside–
– pepper mommy. – Oh you’ve got another pepper. Put it in. That was one Amelia cut. So I’m gonna do the hard work of putting this lid on my slow cooker. My slow cooker is on high. In a perfect world this recipe
only needs about four hours and it’s gonna be totally done. And we will check back later and let you know how it works out. Giving you guys a quick update. I have been pushing down
and just kinda shredding the chicken with our metal spatula here. I’m gettin’ ready to do dishes and work on gettin’ the table ready. I am gonna drain a couple
cups of this broth off but besides that this has
turned out to be incredibly, woo woo, hot. Smoke on my… This has turned out to be
incredibly wonderful shredded chicken fajita mix with peppers. And I’ll show you what they look like when we get what our version
of fajitas looks like once we get ready at the table. This is how I put our chicken
fajita mix into a bowl and now I’m gonna make a couple fajitas and show you how they turned out. So I’ve done a layer of
the chicken fajita mix. A layer of cheese and a plop of sour cream and I also sprinkled on a
little bit of Parmesan cheese because many of us like that here. And now I’m gonna wrap it
up and we’ll have fajitas. So guys this is how our slow cooker fajitas turned out for us. We’ve got ’em goin’ on different plates and of course a big
plate of garden cucumbers to go along with it. We’ll see you with another
brand new video next time. Buh bye.

100 comments on “Large Family Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Chicken Fajitas in the Slow Cooker”

  1. Nancy Stornes says:

    Looks yum! I do a version of crock pot burritos. I just use a bag of chicken thighs and two bags of frozen spanish rice. I add chopped onion and bell pepper, salt, pepper, and chili seasoning. On high about four hours. Then serve on large flour tortillas, topped with grated cheese.

  2. Kimberly Jensen says:

    Yum!! These look awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. TheChrisBooey says:

    Your so awesome

  4. Kim Davis says:

    Jamerrill looks great!! Lol, you cracked me up when you said you were going to do the hard part and put the lid on. Amelia is just a darlin, and so is Liam, you have such a precious family. You are sooo pretty!!

  5. Stephanie O'Neill says:

    that looks so good! my little 5 year old watched with me and now wants to make it soon. 🙂

  6. Cissy Rich says:

    Just a little hint to help with cutting bell peppers….slice them with the skin side down. It's easier to get thru the inside membrane first and cuts right thru the skin.

  7. RandSfarmstead says:

    I made almost this exact recipe for my family yesterday, 🙂

  8. W. Leo says:

    your little girl is such a helper!

  9. Richelle Cucchi says:

    I am going to try this Jamerrill, love my slow cooker and with 7 of us – this herd gets hungry around dinner time:)

  10. okbookgirl says:

    Turn your veggies/fruit over so you go through the soft flesh first and then it will go through the skin easier, since you are already sliding the knife in.

  11. MEMSANCHEZ says:

    Costco has great inexpensive knives 😉 they are the ones with the white handles… I used to chop my veggies like you… Now it doesn't take much effort on my part. I'm so glad I made that purchase

  12. Melissa Trout says:

    I am definitely making this! Ty for the step by step!

  13. Kathy Forgues says:

    Love my slow cooker for Monday's when we have co-op!

  14. Stine Kirkeby says:

    You Always seem so calm. I really admire that. I have a 21month old daughter and a almost 7 month old baby boy and I really need to count to ten and breaaaaathe thousand times a day.
    Do you have any advise on how to not burn out on being a stay at home mom? (I'm blessed to live in a country with one whole year paid maternity leave for each child, and I did not end my first leave before my son was born)
    I love having both kids with me all day, but boy oh boy is it hard some days, and really hard in the afternoons

  15. Annie Harbert says:

    Love this meal idea! I have seen this floating around Pinterest for some time but haven't tried it yet. I need to put this in my meal rotation. Thanks for the video! Keep them coming😊

  16. Craft Corner with Esther C says:

    We use our slow cooker often. In fact it is going to be used today for a new chicken recipe 🙂

  17. Shar Frederick says:

    Thanks for showing and explaining your video! Recipe looks great!!- Thanks for sharing!! Your little one looks like a great helper!

  18. Mrs Kay says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the cooking vlogs!!!!! Thanks for showing us!

  19. Green Giant says:

    I'm starving now! Looks delicious!!!

  20. Sarah Roberson says:

    yummy I will try this love your recipes

  21. Sherry Hefner says:

    Thank you for showing all the details of what you do for this meal! Looks yummy!

  22. enlightenedbygrace4U says:

    wow that looked amazing. This is definetely going on my grocery list for next week!

  23. Veggie mama says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I don't use my slow cooker nearly enough and really that needs to change!

  24. sharon Kenney says:

    1st time watching you.. Great job..Love the slow cooker meals… we are a family of 5 and busy Love to see more recipes for the crock pot and kid friendly!!!Thanks for sharing

  25. Paula Buchanan says:

    Can't believe I've never thought to make fajitas in the slow cooker! Must try this, thanks for the idea 🙂

  26. Our Family Styles says:

    Would this work as a THM E Meal?

  27. Our Family Styles says:

    That looks so yummy! I think I am going to make that for dinner tomorrow night. Will work well for Soccer nights! Thanks!

  28. It's A Mom Blog says:

    Interesting recipe I never thought to put fajita fixin's in the crockpot. I usually cook mine in a big cast iron skillet and serve with homemade tortillas. Also I make a veggie verison with chayote. It would probably be a great meal for your trim healthy mama plan.

  29. Roselinda says:

    Thanks for the recipe, just one word of advice, Wash your meat!!!..I use lemon then rinse with cold water!…taking the meat straight from the package not sanitary!…but yummy recipe thanks again! !

  30. jill anderson says:

    instead of the tomato paste I use a jar of salsa and about a half hour done cooking I leave the lid to vent and it absorbs the liquid….

  31. Leeann's Life says:

    LOOKS so yummy!!! can i freeze the leftovers?

  32. Cookie Crumb Fun says:

    Great meal for the busy weekends! Now that we are moved, I want to try out your big meals for the weekend idea.
    thanks for sharing!

  33. the my little pony club says:

    Hi Lovely Lady, I love your Vids gives me hope. Quick tip for cutting the Bell Peppers (Capsicum) cut them from the inside once in half makes it a lot easier as you don't need to push though the skin 🙂

  34. District Plumbing & Heating says:

    You are the best mom ever!

  35. lisah126 says:

    way too much meat and not enough veggies. love the recipie but will defiently have to add a lot more onions and peppers.

  36. Crystal Douglass says:

    when cutting peppers you should always cut flesh side down it will be easier to cut.

  37. Lyfe Of Joyce says:

    I am not trying to be funny why you did not wash your chicken and pull the fat off before cooking it wow.

  38. Keri Chisholm says:

    I don't have a you tube channel but I was wondering if u can post that recipe for the chicken fajitas? thanks

  39. SurreallTV says:

    WOW!!! this is AMAIZING!!….i think i am now gonna get a slow cooker, and THIS may be the 1st thing I make!! (or ATTEMPT to make LOL). This is very…VERY good Miss, impressive!!

  40. Louis Penna says:

    Anyone else surprised that there is no liquid involved in this recipe from what I can see? Where did all that broth at the end come from?

  41. Trishia Watson says:

    Why did you opt to not remove the fat from the chicken breast?

  42. Wanda Clark says:

    I love your cooking videos! Thanks for sharing with us !

  43. Sarah Gagne says:

    Just came here to say I tried this and my husband and I really liked it!! I cut the recipe in half and I didn't have all of the spice you did so instead I used one of those fajita seasoning packets. I also didn't add the tomato paste. I am also embarrassed to say but also excited this is the first time I ever bought/used peppers in my adult life. So thanks!! 🙂

  44. Jen T says:

    thank you for showing the world that those of us who are christian homeschoolers are NOT weird and poor. Rather we are wise, frugal, and happy!!

  45. Kellee R says:

    Do you ever have leftovers or do you guys usually finish everything? Love watching your cooking videos, we are going from 3 to 5 kids, we are having twins! Can you upload more crock pot recipes? 🙂

  46. paula brogan says:

    if you open both ends of tomato paste you can push it out of the can much easier and no waste

  47. Don S says:

    you did an amazing job. thanks for the great video and delicious looking recipe.

  48. Diana Valdez says:

    Good recipe but please wash your change Chicken before you cook it!! And trim the fat. It's just takes a couple minutes

  49. Diana Valdez says:

    Also I cut up the chicken before adding it and I don't add the peppers until the last hour to keep the peppers crispy and before that I take out some of the cooking liquid and I add more peppers than that I also add a chicken bullion to add to the flavor and pepper flakes just a touch

  50. J Sullivan says:

    A great large family quick and cheap meal we enjoy occasionally here in Nova Scotia Canada is seasoned ground beef, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder , macaroni or spaghetti pasta cook to desired texture and add tomato soup(as many cans as necessary , serve and top with shredded cheese ,we eat it with garlic bread or a side salad , 🙂 very yummy, very cheap and one of my children's favourites 🙂

  51. Fawn Petitt says:

    i was going to say the same thing with the peepers skin side down

  52. Cori Pantoja says:

    Can u dew a hair tutorial

  53. Mj Brooklyn says:

    I had to stop using the slow cooker for awhile, my family said everything tastes just like boiled chicken I'm starting to enjoy using the air fryer.

  54. Nashaad Jama says:

    where did u buy ur slow cooker? i have never used one.please help. Thanks in advance

  55. Emmy _nc says:

    looks good.. but you should clean the chicken ☺

  56. Tasha Hargrove says:

    Could you use chicken thighs? My hubby don't like white meat.

  57. Stephen N. Kelly says:

    One thing you can do to save time is precut all your peppers. I have bags of onions and peppers all ready to go in my freezer all the time. Makes throwing these meals together a breeze!

  58. Tasha Brown says:

    Looks yummy and juicy !

  59. Jita'ame suluma says:

    I had 6 children , my quick no time meals where often made with chicken stock , celery , onion,  garlic , chicken (I do not like breast tbh ) sour cream in a slow cooker all day and a rice cooker with rice and peas in , I chop celery and sweet bell peppers in advance and freeze them , oh and you can make this with tuna or turkey or any mild meats , I season how I like it , so if its left over chicken I do not use the slow cooker because then the whole meal takes only 15 minutes , 20 for the rice , I put it on first , or rather did , lol my children are married and have their own

  60. Stephanie h says:

    looks delicious

  61. Minjung Choi says:

    omg your daughter is so cute. & so smart i didn't think she would understand when you said, "how many peppers can mommy cut at a time." LOL! so cute when she responded XD

  62. B Lin says:

    It's easier to cut peppers from the inside out … 🙂

  63. MarkCEO09 says:

    Looks delicious!!!

  64. Camille Coopersmith says:

    How many slow cooker meals do you make in a day and when do you think you will be ready to move ?

  65. Lesa Reek says:

    I agree with Crystal Douglass turn the peppers over

  66. Alisa Wheeler says:

    I love how you are with your children and let them help. Just such freshness…it's obvious the Lord is in your life. I've been binge watching your videos for a few days now!

  67. Mark A says:

    I followed the video recipe. Thank you for a peek into the family kitchen. I'll let you know how it turned out.

  68. Barbara Gamble says:

    I enjoy your videos all the time!

  69. Donna Gribbins says:

    instead of the tomato paste I chop several tomatoes if I have them. more vegetables for the hubby and I and good use when I have alot of them from the garden when I need to use them up. i especially like using the cherry or grape tomatoes as we always have so many and those I throw in whole. I also buy bags of frozen peppers and onions. I find it cheaper than buying the fresh pepper. The peppers and onions are .99 a bag. I use 2 bags which would equal 3-4 peppers and several onions. It just works out cheaper that way.

  70. Donna Gribbins says:

    you can use a chuck roast and make them the same way on your slow cooker and have beef fajitas. they are just as yummy. I buy roasts when I find them on sale for the freezer. my hubby is not especially fond of chicken. he will eat it occasionally but much prefers beef.

  71. This Old Homestead says:

    Great low carb recipe😉

  72. Mj Brooklyn says:

    flesh side up works best for me on the peppers

  73. tameala weltman says:

    I also taught my two children how to cook from the time they could help they did now they are grown adults and they cook all the time great skills for all kids to learn. keep up the good work.

  74. Mama Jenn says:

    Finally trying this recipe! Tweaked it a bit to use what we had on hand. It's not done yet, but our house already smells like fajita paradise! Now I just have to make the tortillas…. Can't wait to eat it tonight-YUM!
    Thanks for sharing, blessings to you and yours!!

  75. Ajms s says:

    This looks so good!

  76. J Ward says:

    Very nice:) Such a cute kid too!

  77. J Ward says:

    Liam and Amelia are great little helpers:)

  78. Cassandra says:

    best way the shred up chicken like that is use your hand mixer works wonderfully

  79. Angela says:

    I sometimes have up to 3 crockpots going at once. 1 with meat and the other two with sides. I always use the bags for easy clean up. I really enjoy your videos. You are always so soft spoken and you seem to have remarkable patience with your family and life in general. God bless!

  80. Joni Zietlow says:

    you can also use salsa and chicken for fajitas

  81. Camille Coopersmith says:

    I love fajitas there good

  82. My FIVE Blessings! says:

    Hello dear! Fast question for you from a new slow cooker mama here lol If I wanted to make the wraps, can I place them in freezer bags and pull them out later to reheat?

  83. Shaquille Card says:

    nice video im going to start following. i have a slow cooker just dont know any meals to cook

  84. Tiffany Cargile says:

    We used beef and was awesome. Thank you for the recipe idea! We drained our broth and cooked our rice in it for extra flavor on the side dish! Love your channel.

  85. Last name first, First name last says:

    I make fajitas regularly. I cook chicken breast, sliced russet potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers and cook it on medium heat on the stove. I then boil white rice and throw in some salsa. Its my version of stretching our food and tastes great! XoXo from New Mexico!

  86. P mcracken says:

    Thank you for taking the time to video your cooking skills. Very helpful for a single guy.

  87. Arixx Nexx says:

    Love the video you always make it very easy to use the slow cooker I have to try it too by the way your kids are amazing 😉

  88. mpls_mary says:

    I'm in the archive now. I will be all caught up before too long!

  89. Ceecee Gee says:

    Enjoyed the video nice to watch someone else getting dinner. Great dinner idea. Thank you

  90. L V says:

    Your children are just wonderful, so helpful.

  91. DragonflyArtz1 says:

    Fajita Question- I'm going to have "Fiesta Mondays", with a different main dish each Mon. The Fiesta will include Chic and Beef Fajitas, Refried Beans and Spanish Rice to each Mon. Now I don't want to have Taco seasoning in my Burritos, Chimichangas, Tacos, Enchiladas AND my Fajitas. I just don't want it all to have the same flavor. Any ideas?

  92. cintrelljohnson12 says:

    You forgot to wash the meat , you just took it out the pack

  93. Carol Kimbell says:

    Jamerrill, you are such a kind and loving Mom.

  94. andria blue says:

    Has anyone ever tried this w lean beef like a sirloin steak or roast???

  95. Jenny Jenny says:

    Looks yummy 😋 when I make this I don’t but the veggies 🌶 in until the last hour my family likes them a little crunchy 😂

  96. James Hetfield says:

    Cute video, thanks for the idea. I will make this tomorrow!

  97. Summer Robinson says:

    Yum

  98. Inge Bekker says:

    Hi girl! Thanks for making it look so easy. You're a lifesaver! I work 7 nightshifts in a row and then the next week I am off and so on. When I get home after my nightshift I turn on the slowcooker and go to bed. When I wake up, dinner is ready! I love your recepies, I add on what I like etc. I am from Holland, the Netherlands and sometimes I just have to laugh. Your tomato paste cans for example. You say it's the small can. Here in my country that is the biggest 😂 some things we can't get here, but because of you I am not afraid to try my own thing. Thanks a lot! You're the best!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  99. Lea Davis says:

    This is so fun, seeing your kitchen back in the day. I am a new fan, just a few weeks following. And is that pretty baby Amelia? She's like 10 now!
    Love seeing this. You are such a great Momma. God's blessing on you all!

  100. HaHa HELL says:

    No lime? No fajati mix?

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