Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa

When you don’t have a lot of time, but you’re in the mood for a fiesta, this recipe for crock pot fajitas with chicken and quinoa will save the day!

Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa

When life is busy and unpredictable, a slow cooker can restore your sanity. Start it up in the morning and you have a wee bit more flexibility at the end of the day. Need to delay dinner 30 minutes? No problem!  Some days are just like that. 🙂

I know someone who’s about to experience the sheer joy of a new baby…and the unpredictability that comes along with this blessing. It’s Katie over at Katie’s Cucina. Yay! I’m so excited for her because my girls are the best thing that ever happened to me and my hubby! Some of her food blogger friends are throwing a surprise virtual baby shower. We’re posting recipes that are perfect for new moms and families and will make meal times just a little bit easier. Truth of the matter, these recipes are great for anyone!

Endless Options for Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa

I love this crock pot recipe because not only do you get a flavorful filling for your tortillas…but, you have other options too.

Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Fajitas

Fill your favorite tortillas with this flavorful concoction that includes, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, black beans, lots of seasoning and of course, chicken and quinoa. It stands alone. Or perhaps, you have few must-have toppings for this type of cuisine. Mine are cheese, sour cream and cilantro!

Chicken Quinoa Nachos

Or, set out a bowl of chips and you’ve got nachos or a very hardy dip!

And, if you happen have some leftovers, by all means freeze them…you’ll be ready for your next fiesta!

Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa
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Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 mins
 
Chicken and quinoa, along with black beans, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and more, are slow cooked to perfection. Serve in tortillas, as soup or make nachos.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 441 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed well
  • 29 ounces diced tomatoes 2 cans; not drained
  • 15 ounces black beans 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth low-salt
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
Fajita Seasoning
  • 1 packet or
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 small flour tortillas or 6 large
Optional Toppings
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a crock pot and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-9 hours.
  3. Serve on tortillas with optional toppings.
Recipe Notes

Another serving option is to serve with tortilla chips for nachos.

Nutritional estimate does not include optional toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1016mg 42%
Potassium 1383mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 8g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 36.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Much happiness and best wishes to Katie!!! More recipes which are perfect for new moms, families or anyone looking to simplify life!

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Comments

  1. Marjory, thank you for sharing this tasty recipe for my surprise baby shower! Super ironic, because I’m making fajitas tonight, but not in the slow cooker. I’ll definitely be saving this recipe for once the baby arrives. I think the crock pot will be my new best friend!

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe. I usually reserve fajitas for the weekend, this is a great fix for a busy weeknight meal.

  3. I love the versatility of this meal and crock pot meals are my favorite! Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. What a brilliant idea, I love it!! I adore my crockpot right now!!

  5. WOW…the flavor in this must be AMAZING!!!! Love my slow cooker.

  6. Marjory, I am *in love* with this idea. I bet you could also use the leftovers to do a really fun baked pasta dish. Yum! I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for joining with us to celebrate Katie.

  7. I really love the versatility of this recipe, Majory! Thank you so much for joining in on the shower for Katie!

  8. Hello! This looks so yummy! Did you cook the quinoa separately before putting in the crockpot? Or is this quinoa uncooked, straight from the package? Also is the chicken uncooked (or frozen) before you place in the crockpot? Thank you!

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