Healthy Crock Pot Recipes: Fiesta Chicken

Since yesterday’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake in the crock pot really isn’t a great crock pot recipe, here’s a great one for Fiesta Chicken.  This was a hit with our whole family!

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken

2 Tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (or one teaspoon garlic powder)
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 – 14 1/2 ounce can of Mexican style diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano

In a skillet, cook the chicken pieces in the olive oil until browned.  Remove chicken, and saute onion, pepper, garlic, and jalapeno in the juices and oil.  Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.  Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve over rice, or on a soft tortilla.  Top with cheese, olives, lettuce, sour cream – or any toppings you choose.  Add frozen corn and/or black beans to the crock pot if you’d like.

The houseful of company I told you we were having?  They started coming in today.  The fun is just beginning!

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  1. Jenn S. says

    This looks very similar to my mother’s homemade chicken fajita recipe she gave me… I will have to try it this way and compare! :)

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  2. says

    My husband seems to be really picky when it comes to crock pot recipes. This makes me sad. However, I think he’ll love this one! I’ll have to try it out on him soon. I keep waiting for a day that I can dedicate a couple of hours to making tortillas. I do not understand why the ones from the grocery store have to have hydrogenated oils in them!

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    Jodi Reply:

    The Tortilla Land brand in the refrigerated section has canola oil and no hydrogenated oils. They are uncooked and really really good.

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  3. Jamie Garcia says

    Possibly a stupid question, but if I don’t ask I’ll wonder…
    Do you put the juices/oil that you saute the veggies in, into the crock pot?

    This looks yummy I’ll have to try it!

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Yes, just go ahead and throw it all in there!

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  4. Stephanie E. says

    Question – My people do not get excited about chicken in the crockpot. Their complaint is that it is “mushy” compared to roasted/fried in a skillet. Does browning it in the skillet help with that dilemma? This sounds delicious, and I’d love it even more if I could throw it in the crockpot and walk away until dinnertime!

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Yes it does help. :)

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  5. Chris Kindem says

    This recipe looks delicious! I’ll try it this week! Can you tell me, do you make the tortillas that are in the photo? If so, can I get the recipe? Thanks for your wonderful website!!!
    Blessings,
    Chris Kindem

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    Laura Reply:

    Yep, those are homemade. The recipe is in my Totally Tortillas ebook: http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/totally-tortillas-ebook

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    Chris Kindem Reply:

    Thanks, Laura! I can’t wait to make them!
    ~ Chris

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