This slow cooker chicken fajita stew is a delicious Tex-Mex meal for a busy weeknight. This recipe comes from guest blogger Chantal at Nerdy Mamma.
Over at NerdyMamma.com, you can see that I’m a crazy-happy cooker of all things Tex-Mex. Mostly because I’m a crazy-happy eater of the same, but that’s beside the point.
What’s so amusing to me about this–and makes it worth mentioning–is that my husband didn’t start out that way like I did. I was born craving nachos. He was born craving shrimp. So, we’ve come to an agreement–we eat Tex-Mex constantly. Heh.
For example, our new favorite go-to easy weeknight meal: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Stew. One pot meal with less than 10 minutes of prep. Awesomeness in a crockpot. Just how I like it.
I love my compromise with my husband. He gets to broaden his horizons and I get to eat what I love. Not sure that’s REALLY much of a compromise, but it works, right?
Chicken fajita stew recipe
- 2-3 lbs chicken breast or thigh (I use a mixture of frozen because that’s how I roll)
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow or white onion
- 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning or Nature’s Seasoning
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (I like canned, but fresh are good, too)
- 1-2 zucchini squash
- 2 cups chicken broth
- Place chicken in the slow cooker and cover with all of the broth.
- Go ahead and turn your slow cooker on low to get things warm while you slice the bell pepper and onion thinly.
- Add bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and seasoning to the crock pot.
- Allow the slow cooker to run all day (8 hours) on low or a half day (4 hours) on high.
- Slice zucchini squash in long lengths and add to the slow cooker.
- Allow the stew to continue to cook while you remove the chicken, place it in a mixing bowl, and, using a hand mixer, shred the chicken.
- Put the chicken back in the slow cooker and serve!
So, what do you think? Is this chicken fajita stew something you’d like to make? We love it. And there’s a lot more where that came from over on NerdyMamma.com. Come check us out!
Chantal is a mom on a mission of sharing the fun side of being a parent with nerdy tendencies through crafts, kid’s activities, good food, and ridiculously silly jokes. She blogs at NerdyMamma.com and you can find her on Facebook and Pinterest.