Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas: A Quick and Easy High Protein Recipe
If you’re new around here, you should know that I like to keep things simple. I realize that most people can’t or don’t want to spend hours on end in their kitchen each day. So, I aim to keep ingredient lists short and meal prep times even shorter. These slow cooker chicken fajitas, for example, have five ingredients and can be prepped in under five minutes. And with 38g of protein and 9g of fiber per serving, it’s safe to say this recipe is fitness friendly.
You’ll find the full list of ingredients and ideas for pairings below but if you’re a visual learner, here’s a video walkthrough.
Chicken Fajitas Prepped in Less Than 5 MinutesYou know we keep it simple in the kitchen around here. This recipe is no different. With prep taking less than 5 minutes, even the laziest of chefs can make this one happen. Here's what you'll need.Ingredients:- 2 to 3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast- 2 cans of black or pinto beans (or one of each)- 1 can Rotel – 1 packet Fajita mix (could use liquid version as you see here or powder to save carbs)- 1 bag frozen onion and pepper blend (you could chop these fresh yourself or buy pre-chopped unfrozen)- You can add things like minced garlic, cayenne pepper, and other seasonings as you'd like If You Portion into 6 Servings, Calories/Macros Per Serving:- 285 Calories- 38g Protein- 32g Carbs- 9g Fiber- 0.5g FatWhat you add to the fajitas themselves should be based on your goals and calorie allowance. If you're a smaller individual with a calorie maintenance of 1,200 cals/day, you may want to go for something like the cauliflower rice and salsa to keep the meal under 400-500 calories. If you have more room to work with, you could try nachos or burritos with extra cheese or sour cream (both). If you'd like some help calculating your calorie needs or a starting point for determining how much to eat for maintenance, fat loss, or muscle gain you can download my free book on the topic here: masonfit.com/nme
Posted by Mason Woodruff, masonfit.com on Monday, July 17, 2017
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Ingredients
With only five ingredients, I don’t have many ingredient notes for you today. Instead, I’ll briefly touch on pairings for your slow cooker chicken fajitas. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Baked Tostitos Scoops or Lower Calorie Tortilla Chips (pictured below)
- 7 Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipes (to add even more volume)
- Pan Roasted Corn & Black Bean Burrito Bowls
- Lower Carb Tortillas for Burritos, Quesadillas, etc. (check out these cheeseburger quesadillas for inspiration)
- Fat-Free or Reduced Fat Cheese, Sour Cream, or Greek Yogurt
- Guacamole, Salsa, Hot Sauce
- You could even create some layer nachos like these.
What you add to the fajitas themselves should be based on your goals and calorie allowance. If you’re a smaller individual with a calorie maintenance of 1,200 calories/day, you may want to go for something like the cauliflower rice and salsa to keep the meal under 400-500 calories. If you have more room to work with, you could try nachos or burritos with extra cheese, sour cream, and/or guacamole. With the recipes very low fat content, you can afford to add a few things within moderation.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 33g