5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken – Real Food Whole Life Print

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken

  • Yield: 4-6 1x


The perfect recipe for when you’re short on time but still want a delicious, real food dinner, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken is a snap to prep and requires just a handful of ingredients.



2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

12 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced

12 medium bell pepper (red, yellow, orange or green), thinly sliced

1 16-oz jar or container salsa, divided (any brand you like, avoid those with added sugar or ingredients you can’t pronounce)

½ teaspoon salt

Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)


  1. Add the chicken, onions, peppers, about ⅔ of the salsa, and salt to a 6-quart slow cooker, stirring to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6, or until the chicken and vegetables are very tender.
  3. Uncover and remove the chicken to a cutting board. Shred with two forks or cut into pieces.
  4. If there is a lot of liquid in the slow cooker you can drain some off or leave it all in, depending on whether you want a drier or saucier consistency.
  5. Add back the chicken, the remaining salsa, and lime juice, stirring everything together. Taste and add additional salt, lime juice or salsa if you like.


  • Vegetable Side Suggestion: 5-Ingredient Everyday Creamy Slaw
  • Set aside some of the cooked, shredded chicken for resistant eaters. Serve with a veggie of choice.
  • Use whatever salsa you like, just be sure to check the ingredient list and try to avoid brands with added sugar or with ingredients you can’t pronounce.
  • This chicken and veggie mixture is extremely versatile, so serve it however you like. Stuffed into tacos, wrapped in lettuce leaves, over brown rice, or just as it is.
  • Feel free to pile on the toppings. Think sliced avocado, sour cream, grated cheese, chopped cilantro, green onions, or hot sauce.