It was a crazy and fun weekend. We were in Milwaukee for three days for a Mommy/Daughter Feis, Irish dance competition, trip. No, I don’t dance, I finance, as they say. She did really well. It was the first time in a long time she could come off stage and say, “I did the best I could.” It didn’t necessarily show in all her scores but she did get a 1st in treble jig, 2nd in reel and a 3rd in reel.
Other than that we ate great Italian food at Calderone’s, get the Ravioli in Pesto Alfredo Sauce. It was delicious! My daughter looked at me and said, “You need to figure out how to make this at home! I want to drink the sauce.” Yes, it really was that delicious.
We stayed at the Milwaukee City Center Hilton Hotel. I highly recommend it. It has the old-fashioned glamour of a high-end hotel from ages ago but the amenities we needed at a great price. We ate at the Pub in the lower level one night and ate a really good Chopped Salad with loaded Tater Tots on the side. My daughter and I were both full after splitting the salad and Tater Tots. The room was a decent size for being a city hotel room and we were within walking distance of so many wonderful places.
While I was gone I left instructions for dinner. This is super simple Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. My partner, is a great baker, who is slowly learning to cook and gain confidence in her ability to cook. Baking and cooking are two very different things. Baking you must follow exact specifications so that your bread, cakes or cookies rise. Cooking is much more forgiving but she is learning how to combine spices and what flavors work well together.
This makes quite a bit so if your family is hungry or you want leftovers it works great. Yes, you can make chicken fajitas on the stove top but sometimes it is just easier to prep everything in the morning and put it in the slow cooker to be ready when you are ready to eat. Taking that extra 30 – 45 minutes at the end of the day is sometimes just too overwhelming.
My mostly gluten-free son loved adding some hot sauce or Siracha sauce to spice the dish up. This is gluten-free as long as your spices and tortillas are gluten-free.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- 2 lbs. chicken breast (skin less and bone less)
- 2-3 large peppers (red, orange, green or yellow – your choice), sliced
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- salt and pepper, to taste
- lime, sour cream, salsa, cheese, hot sauce, as desired for toppings
- flour or corn tortillas for serving
- Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl stir together chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture over the chicken.
- Top the chicken with the sliced onions and peppers.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours.
- Slice or shred chicken for serving on tortillas topped with onions, peppers and choice of toppings.
(These are my personal opinions and I have not been compensated in any way from any of the entities or products I mention in this post.)