Crockpot: Chicken and Tri-colored Peppers Fajitas

Hello!

I survived week 5 of medical school! However, this week was actually pretty rough. We had our medical ethics exam on Wednesday and our cell physiology exam on Friday. Since our exam on Wednesday was our final, we are now finished with medial ethics… so exciting! Our Friday exam was very challenging, but I finally used practice questions to test my knowledge and I think that it helped a ton! To any medical students out there who are not using practice questions… I really do suggest supplementing them into your normal study routine!

NEXT WEEK: our first pathology exam and our immunology final exam – ah.

I made delicious fajitas for dinner this week and they were so easy!! I made them in the crock pot so prep time was super quick and it didn’t take very long to clean up. These are things I look for when decided what to make for dinner during the week ;-).

Crockpot: Chicken and Tri-colored Peppers Fajitas

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 peppers (one red, one orange and one green)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (14.5oz) of diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 8in flour tortillas
  • Monterey jack cheese for topping
  • Salsa of your choice for topping

Place half of the sliced peppers, half of the sliced onion and half of the can of tomatoes into the bottom of the crockpot. Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Add the chicken to the crockpot and sprinkle half of the spices on top of the chicken, flip the chicken over and add the other half on top.

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Finally, add the rest of the peppers, onion and an of tomatoes. Put the lid on, and cook for 3-4 hours on low until chicken is cooked thoroughly (4 hours for me).

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Once chicken is cooked, take it out and slice it into big, thick slices. Add back to the crock pot and mix in the honey and lime juice. Let sit for 10-15 more minutes (if you can resist!).

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Serve in toasted tortillas, topped with cheese and salsa of your choice!

Toasted tortillas: heat a pan over the stove (no oil) then place tortilla in, cook for 3 min on each side and it should be toasted with golden brown bubbles!

This is such a great alternative to eating out for dinner, and I really hope you try it! Happy Saturday! Its college game day and a huge game for ASU! GO SUN DEVILS!

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