Friday, January 18, 2013

Slow Cooker Spicy Fajita Chicken

One of the most raved about Christmas gifts I gave this year was my DIY Fajita Mix.  It's a great spice mix for just about anything (including fajitas).

My sister made a delicious Baked Yam and Cabbage Tortilla Soup.  I'll share the recipe Monday.  I have even sprinkled the fajita mix on Ramen noodles instead of the super-salty package of spices (2 teaspoons per package of noodles).

I made a huge bowl of the fajita mix and then added the mix to cute little jars as gifts.  The recipe below is the original recipe if you just want to make a small amount of mix.

originally posted at Back to the Basics

Steak Fajita Spice blend
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon paprika (for more kick, use hot paprika)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

To Make: Mix all ingredients in jar or food processor and store in an airtight container.

Spicy Fajita Chicken

8 Chicken Breast
1 can tomato paste or 2 cans tomato sauce
4 cups water
3 tablespoons Fajita Spice Blend

Mix tomato, water and fajita mix.  Place chicken in your slow cooker and cover with mix.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

The chicken is fantastic over brown rice, in tacos and burritos OR in Healthy Chicken Taco Soup (below)

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Adapted from

*Use ingredients above* PLUS:
(canned, fresh or home-canned)
1 can black beans
1 can chili beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 carrot, chopped
2 cans tomatoes with green chiles
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
cheddar cheese, optional
light sour cream, optional
tortilla chips, crushed

Use half of the chicken from above.  Combine chicken, beans, corn, carrot and tomatoes in your sow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.  Remove chicken and shred.  Add the chicken back in and cook on low for 2 more hours.

To serve, top with cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese and tortillas chips.


  1. Hi Mary!! Thanks so much for linking up your posts with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks Paula! I always find great projects at your party!

  3. That sounds great! I love slow cookers although they are not good for my waistline, when I smell that all day I want to eat!

  4. Your fajita spice blend recipe sounds wonderful. I can hardly wait to try it. Thank you.

  5. Love this! I would like to invite you to link it up in my Pantry; it is an on going linky for mason jar projects. thanks!

  6. OOOh...I love mixing up my own spice packs. This sounds yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I definitely need to use my slow cooker more often. I think your recipes sound really good.. I chose you as today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day. :)

  8. This would make as a great gift! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop!


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