Slow-cooked chicken fajitas

21 April 2023

Slow-cookers can be a fantastic way to have a nice warm meal on the table at the end of a busy day. They are also a great way to pack in plenty of vegetables and flavour and this version of the Mexican classic, chicken fajitas, works great with a slow-cooker.

Nutritional highlights

The cold winter months can bring rise to pesky colds, so its important to keep our immune system up to scratch. Mushrooms are packed full of B vitamins as well a powerful antioxidant called selenium.

Selenium helps to support the immune system as well as preventing cell damage, so this recipe can help support your immune system.

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Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours 

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200g mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

For the salsa

  • 8 tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ red onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ a lime (squeezed)

To serve

  • 8 medium tortilla wraps
  • ½ iceberg lettuce (shredded)


For the salsa, add all ingredients to a food blender and pulse until well mixed. Avoid pulsing for too long as the mixture can become very runny. 

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. 

Into a bowl, add the chicken breasts, crushed garlic cloves, chilli powder, cumin, oregano and paprika.

Rub the spices into the chicken until well coated.

Into a slow-cooker, add the chopped tomatoes, peppers, onion and mushrooms along with the coated chicken breasts.

Combine together and place on a low heat for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.

Once cooked, using two forks shred the chicken in the mix before topping with fresh coriander.

Serve with tortilla wraps, lettuce and salsa.

Healthy swaps

For a vegetarian option, swap out the chicken for meat-free substitutes, more vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower work great) or tofu!