Lazy Dinners

If you’re like me and hate standing at a stove stirring food whilst waiting for it to slowly cook.. I have a solution! (Although unfortunelty it will only work if you own a slow cooker. But, this could just be your excuse to get one)

I got a slow cooker as a wedding gift, and I admit I haven’t used it as much as I would have liked, but that is definitely changing now!

Tonight was Fajita night, and usually by the time my hubby comes home, we are not usually eating till after six. So, I decided to give them a go in the slow cooker, then it would be done by the time hubby got home. We were not disappointed, here’s the recipe and directions. (Bare in mind I made enough for two, if you’re making it for more, just add extra)

You will need:

3 fresh peppers (use different ones, or the same, whichever peppers you prefer)

1 chicken breast

1 onion

Fajita seasoning (I made my own, which is bellow, but if you don’t want to make your own, you can use packaged seasoning – although it’s not as good)

Fajita seasoning:

2 tablespoons chilli powder

2 tablespoons paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

Directions:

Chop up the peppers and onions and place them on the bottom of your slow cooker. Next, place the chicken on top of the peppers and onions (you can either chop your chicken up – which is what I did – or put the chicken breast in whole and shred it later on. Now, mix the ingredients for the fajita seasoning together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the chicken. The best way to get the flavour into the chicken is to wet the tips of your fingers (after washing your hands) and rub the seasoning into the chicken. Lastly, put a 1/3 cup of water into your slow cooker. Since my slow cooker only has ‘low’ and ‘high’, I put it on low for 4 1/2 hours and it came out perfectly, but it does depend on your slow cooker as to what setting you should put it on. For a first time, I would suggest starting at low.


Now add salad, salsa, sour cream, cheese, whatever you like!

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