I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Renee from Tune My Heart Blog today! You might remember Renee from the Apple Pie Crescent Rolls recipe I shared on her blog last month. Please take a few minutes to visit Renee’s blog today — I know you will love it. She shares great budgeting tips and I love the little glimpses of her family life.
I invited Renee to guest post as part of our graceFULL Suppers series because she has little ones at home and knows how hard it can be to get dinner on the table some nights. This recipe for Crockpot Chicken Fajitas she’s sharing with us is perfect for busy nights! I think it would also be great for throwing in the Crockpot before church and coming home to this for lunch while you watch football. Thanks for visiting, Renee!
Hi, my name is Renee and I’m excited to be sharing an easy and delicious recipe with you all. While I love swooning over Jessica’s recipes and pictures of food, I am, alas, not a food blogger. On my blog, I write about babies, budgeting, grace & everything in between… (including but not limited to: dabbling in hippie savings techniques and being okay with not doing it all.)
Before I share my family’s favorite Crockpot Chicken Fajitas recipe, I just want to say, Jessica’s 31 days series has been so inspiring! Have you been following along? I love her spirit of finding grace in the kitchen and savoring suppertime while acknowledging that sometimes having a graceFULL supper together means ordering pizza, something my family is rather familiar with. Thanks for sharing your heart and inviting me to write on your blog, Jessica!
That being said, let’s dig into another “strategy” that gives me a lot of wiggle room and grace in the dinner prep arena: BAKE ONE & FREEZE ONE. Jessica has talked about this before on her blog (for example: these Lasagna Rollups). The idea is when you are making a recipe that can easily be frozen, just double it and freeze half so you have an easy meal for another night when you’re too tired or busy to cook.
I have to say, I love this bake one and freeze one method. The idea of an all day freezer cooking marathon is exhausting to me, but I do like having meals in the freezer. A few times a month, I put a bake one & freeze one meal on the calendar and just make 2 of whatever the meal is. One gets eaten that night, and one goes in the freezer. Then when I don’t feel like cooking, or we have “one of those days,” or we’re having friends over impromptu, I can pull out a homemade meal from the freezer. A win for everyone!
These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite go-to bake one and freeze one dinners. They take 7 minutes to prepare, and are delicious! Plus there are so many different ways you can serve them.
We like to eat the chicken fajitas on flour tortillas that have been fried in oil with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese, and other taco toppings!
We usually eat the leftovers the next day in taco rice bowls with white rice, chicken fajita meat, taco toppings, crunched up fritos or tortilla chips and black beans. Yum!
They also make a great freezer meal for a friend or expectant mother.
How would you serve them?
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1 pound)
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 packet of fajita seasoning
- ⅓ - ½ cup of salsa
- 2 T. butter
- Flour tortillas
- Combine all ingredients in a crockpot.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
- Once chicken is cooked, shred with a fork and mix it in with all the ingredients.
- Leave in crockpot at least another 15 minutes (to soak up all that flavor).
*Freezer modifications: Combine all ingredients except butter in a ziplock bag. You can cook them in the crockpot from frozen for approximately 6 hours on low. You can also thaw in advance and then cook for just 3 hours on low. This recipe is so forgiving! Add butter to the crockpot when you cook them.
Renee Cook is a former music teacher turned stay-at-home mom blogger. She loves her family, other people & coffee. Lots of coffee. She writes on Tune My Heart Blog, about babies, budgeting, grace and everything in between.
Join me for the month of October as we dive into GraceFULL Suppers, a 31 day series on finding grace in the kitchen and savoring suppertime. You can find all the posts in this series here and I hope you’ll join in sharing what #graceFULLsuppers look like at your house on Twitter and Instagram.