Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

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Crock pot chicken fajitas are layered with tortillas and salsa in this delicious and simple slow cooker Mexican dinner recipe!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

I know that it’s back to school time for a lot of families, and that’s why I’ve created this super simple and delicious new crock pot recipe!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

For all of the parents out there looking for a slow cooker recipe that only takes 30 minutes of prep and that the whole family will love, this is the recipe for you!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

And don’t worry, all my “non-parent” friends out there, this recipe isn’t just for families with kids. I made this recipe for a dinner party I hosted last week and all of my friends absolutely loved it!

It was perfect for the occasion because I had an event before the dinner party that I had to go to, so I popped this recipe in the crock pot in the afternoon, then it was ready to go for the dinner party that night!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Ingredients

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb chicken (thinly sliced)
  • 5 limes (juiced)
  • ½ tbsp sea salt
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle pepper*
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 cups salsa (← click link for 5 minute homemade salsa recipe)**
  • 6  “soft taco size” tortillas

*1 tbsp chili powder can be substituted

**The spiciness of the salsa will determine the spiciness of the dish,  if using a mild salsa, the dish will be mild (perfect for kids!)

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Instructions

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers & onion. Saute 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Recipe

Add the chicken and cook through.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Recipe

While the chicken is cooking. Combine the lime juice, salt, cumin, chipotle pepper & cilantro in a small bowl.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Recipe

Once the chicken is cooked through, pour the sauce over the chicken & veggies.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Recipe

Reduce the heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside.

Pour 1 cup of salsa in the bottom of the crock pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

Tear the tortillas into strips and layer 2 tortillas on top of the salsa.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

Pour half of the chicken fajita mixture on top of the tortillas.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

Top with 1 cup of salsa.

Layer 2 more tortillas on top of the salsa, then top with the remaining chicken fajita mixture. Top with another cup of salsa.

Top with the remaining 2 tortillas, then cover with the remaining salsa.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

Cook on low for 3-6 hours.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

These pictures were taken after about 3 hours of cooking and it was delicious! The dish was then eaten after about 6 hours of cooking.

Whether you’re tossing it in the crock pot in the morning or the afternoon, either way, in 3-6 hours, dinner will be ready!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

If you’re really short on time, you can make the chicken fajita mixture the night before, place it in the refrigerator, then toss everything in the crock pot the next morning.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

I topped mine with a little cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, sour cream & guacamole.

Toppings are optional, but definitely a delicious addition to the dish!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna
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Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

Crock pot chicken fajitas are layered with tortillas and salsa in this delicious and simple slow cooker Mexican dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb chicken thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tbsp sea salt
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle pepper or chili powder
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 cups salsa
  • 6 tortillas soft taco size

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the bell peppers & onion.
  3. Saute 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and cook through.
  6. While the chicken is cooking.
  7. Combine the lime juice, salt, cumin, chipotle pepper & cilantro in a small bowl.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked through, pour the sauce over the chicken & veggies.
  9. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  11. Pour 1 cup of salsa in the bottom of the crock pot.
  12. Tear the tortillas into strips and layer 2 tortillas on top of the salsa.
  13. Pour half of the chicken fajita mixture on top of the tortillas.
  14. Top with 1 cup of salsa.
  15. Layer 2 more tortillas on top of the salsa, then top with the remaining chicken fajita mixture.
  16. Top with another cup of salsa.
  17. Top with the remaining 2 tortillas, then cover with the remaining salsa.
  18. Cook on low for 3-6 hours.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Option: Replace the chicken with 1 lb of additional veggies, such as additional bell peppers or zucchini.

Gluten Free Option: Use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas.