5 Ingredient Chicken Fajita Stew


There's something about the slow cooker that makes me feel like I'm playing the grown-up game right.  Like I'm somehow tricking the world into thinking I've got these amazing time management skills.  

"She made that great looking dinner after a 10-hour work day!?  On a Monday?"  Well... no, not really.  I just dragged myself out of bed about 10 minutes earlier than usual and plugged in the crockpot.  :)


Which means dinner almost done before I've even made it home.  & Slow cooker meals also mean lunches for the next day, which is a huge blessing in my book...  Because who wants to finish cooking & cleaning dinner, just to start prepping another whole meal for lunch!?  Not me.


On top of the whole slow cooker easiness, I used pre-packaged (yet still clean) ingredients to keep this dish super simple yet packed with flavor.  

Now, if you've got time on your hands:  feel free to slice up your own veggies or create your own smokey Mexican spice blend.  This is just my simplified version to make things extra "doable" for a weeknight meal.  :)

Be sure to check out my "Notes" section below for tips & details~  and let me know if you try this out!  Hope you enjoy!


Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (14 oz) package Trader Joe's "Fire Roasted Peppers and Onions"
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 Tbsp Kouzini "Picante Sweet Chipotle" spice blend
  • salt & pepper, to taste 


Tools:

  • slow cooker
  • forks


Directions:

  1. Add the chicken to the bottom of a slow cooker and cover with salsa.  Cook on "low" for 6-8 hours.
  2. Use two forks to break up the chicken into bite-sized shreds.
  3. Stir in the pepper & onion mixture, chicken broth, and spices, and cook for an additional 30 minutes on "high".  Feel free to add more liquid to your preference.
  4. Serve hot, topped with avocado or cilantro, or just as it is!  Enjoy!


Notes:
  • I used 1 lb of chicken breasts, 1 lb of thighs.  You could use whatever cut you like!
  • Either red or green salsa will work great!  I used green in the pictures above.
  • Chicken bone broth is our favorite nutrient-dense ingredient~  but water makes a great substitute if you're in a pinch and don't have any broth on hand.
  • Although I love & recommend the Kouzini spices, feel free to substitute any Mexican or chipotle spice blend you have on hand.  You could also combine a mixture of cumin, paprika, and chili powder to make your own.


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