Katie’s Crock-Pot Fajitas: Perfect for Busy Moms!

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I’m obsessed with this new (Crock-Pot) recipe, it turned out so much better than expected! Before settling in for the evening last night, I cut up my veggies, and when I woke up this morning, I sprayed my Crock-Pot with coconut oil (from Trader Joe’s), and tossed in my onions and peppers, added a pound of chicken, and spices.

 

 

Katie’s Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients (in order of layering in crockpot):

Spray crockpot with a cooking oil, like Pam or Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil

1 small white onion, sliced

3 small bell peppers sliced (the pre-sliced frozen fajita pepper mix at Trader Joe’s is super easy and cheap!)

1 pound chicken breast

1/4 – 1/2 cup chicken stock

Spices:

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 lime (or 2 teaspoons lime juice) squeezed over everything

For serving:

Tortilla/nachos

Sour cream/plain greek yogurt

Mexican cheese mix & salsa

avocado/any other fixings you think would be awesome

This should cook on low for 6+ hours!

Just leave the spices on top, and let it cook. Mine slow cooked for about 10 hours! Then I shredded the chicken with forks, and we dug in – just added salsa, sour cream and cheese to whole wheat tortillas, and yum!

Enjoy! Again, so easy, and so delicious!

Katie Livingston

I am a New England girl who has bounced between Connecticut and North Carolina her whole life! Raised by busy parents and with 3 siblings, we often ate very simple meals together, and would come together on Sundays after church for a big meal. In the summers we would head out to a small town in Rhode Island, where there are no chain restaurants. That really established my attitude that it is so important to support small business and source locally grown products. Even to my pre-teen self, you got to know the restaurant owners and their success made you proud! The majority of my developmental jobs were in the restaurant industry. I scooped ice cream. I made sandwiches. I worked in the kitchen at a summer camp, doing hundreds of dishes a night! I managed a snack bar, waited tables, served. Through all these years it instilled many simple and critical habits. How you plate a meal. How it should taste. How you treat people. How the quality of the food is the most important thing. Today, I am happily married with two kids and a full-time job, commuting about an hour a day. We still love eating out and have established a “family date night” every Friday night. It’s our time to come together and breathe. Our kids are 2 and 6 months. We eat at 5:30 – it doesn’t matter how fancy the restaurant is if you go early enough! This gives my husband and me the opportunity to try out new restaurants. It gives us time with the kids and each other without any distractions. We feel normal and fun! The rest of the week I try to get a healthy dinner on the table every night. I love looking at recipes and tweaking them! There’s a lot of crock pot meals and meal prepping. It’s so much fun! I’m so excited to be joining the Girls on Food community and sharing recipe ideas and fun restaurants in and around Raleigh, NC! Follow me on Instagram @RealFood2015 for my day to day!

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