Crockpot Quinoa, Sweet Potato, & Chicken Fajitas

A simple and healthy crockpot dish of quinoa, sweet potatoes, shredded chicken, sweet bell peppers, corn, and black beans. The mixture is cooked in the crockpot, placed in corn tortillas and topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

An easy and healthy dinner of Crockpot Quinoa and Sweet Potato Fajitas from Chelsea's Messy ApronOkay, seriously, there are so many good things going on in this meal! Like for instance, the flavors. Those are pretty dang amazing. But then there’s the fact that there are like 324,939 good for you ingredients. And yet, my favorite part? The ease. This meal comes together in the crockpot!

Gosh. How I loooove my crockpot.

PS: I know I’m in the middle of my Valentine’s series, but I had to post this meal. I’ll be back with more Valentine’s fun tomorrow!

Crockpot Quinoa Fajitas with Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Peppers, and More!

And this crockpot meal is super quick preparation.

You don’t need to cook the quinoa and you don’t need to cook the chicken. Just throw those in. Open a few cans (namely some black beans, corn, and two cans of tomatoes), and chop up a few veggies.

I used mini sweet bell peppers and chopped off the tops and then sliced the peppers in thick slices. I left most of the seeds in, but you can definitely remove them if that’s not your thing. The only other vegetable that needs a little TLC is the sweet potatoes. Peel the potatoes and chop them into bite-sized pieces and they are ready to go.

Yes, I’m not kidding you. This meal is that easy!

Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Quinoa Fajitas

Oh, and I almost forgot. Instead of listing off 549 different spices for you to measure out and dump in this crockpot, I just used one spice packet – a fajita mix. This meal just couldn’t get any easier!

Once everything is thrown in together, cook it on high for 4-6 hours or low for about 8 hours. And while you are waiting for the crockpot to do its magic, enjoy the wonderful aromas of one of the easiest dinner meals.

When everything is all cooked through, shred the chicken and give all of the ingredients a good stir. The quinoa should be fluffy, the sweet potatoes are tender, and the chicken will fall off your fork. Put a good scoop or two in some tortillas (corn or flour) and top with your toppings of choice. I did cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Crockpot Quinoa, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Sweet Pepper, Corn, & Black Bean Fajitas

Crockpot Quinoa, Sweet Potato, & Chicken Fajitas
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (or 2 small ones)
  • 1 can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 small sweet potatoes (2 and 1/4 cup), peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups (13 miniature) sweet bell peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1 fajita seasoning mix
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, low fat sour cream, green onions
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse the quinoa. Drain and rinse the corn and black beans.
  2. Combine the quinoa, chicken, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth in a crockpot.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into small pieces. Add to crockpot
  4. Remove the tops of the peppers and slice into long strips. You can choose to leave the seeds or remove them (I left the seeds in mine) and add to the crockpot.
  5. Add the fajita seasoning packet and stir everything together.
  6. Let cook for 3-5 hours on high watching it carefully so the quinoa doesn't burn.
  7. When finished, shred the chicken, fluff the quinoa, and stir everything together,
  8. Serve on flour or corn tortillas and top with optional toppings.
Notes
For a vegetarian meal, simply leave out the chicken.

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Comments

    • Allison says

      This looks amazing! Is it freezer friendly? I’m trying to find healthy slow cooker recipes for my toddler that I can freeze and serve on a busy day :)

  1. says

    I love meals like this that I can just dump in the crockpot – makes life so easy! And fajitas are always a good thing : ) I love that there is sweet potato in these! And now I want some mexican food… haha

  2. says

    These fajitas look awesome Chelsea! Love crockpot meals and this one sounds so tasty and flavorful :) The quinoa and sweet potatoes are such a nice addition in here too and love how easy this is to whip up:)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Oh that’s great to hear, thank you! I just checked out your site and excited to see more recipes – I’m a new facebook fan and insta follower :)

  3. Natasha says

    Oh my goodness, I’ve just made these…delicious!

    I don’t have a crockpot (and I’m going to be honest, as a Brit, I have no idea what a crockpot is ;-) Your recipe’s have travelled across the pond!), but I just followed the recipe and put everything in my casserole dish (I’m sure a tagine would work too) and cooked in the oven for 2 hours….perfect!

    Feels like comfort food, without any of the bad stuff!

    Thanks for posting this :-) x

    • chelseamessyapron says

      This comment made my day! :) Thanks so much Natasha! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and you were able to adapt it to a casserole dish – that is so smart! We don’t have a tagine here in the states, I had to look it up haha. I wonder if crockpot is just a nickname, do you guys have slow cookers in the UK?

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Here they are :)
      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 1 Recipe total Servings 8
      Calories 421
      Total Fat 3.71 g
      Saturated Fat 0.76g
      Monosaturated Fat 1.06g
      Polysaturated Fat 1.89g
      Total Carbohydrate 79.7 g
      Fiber 11.7 g
      Sugar 4.7 g
      Protein 18.3 g

  4. says

    You always have recipes I know my fiancé would love! Well, I don’t know about the quinoa because I’ve never tried it on him, but I’m pretty sure the rest of the flavors are familiar enough I could get him to give them a chance. Sadly we don’t have a slow cooker right now, but I think my dad’s getting us one as a wedding present.

    • chelseamessyapron says

      I hope this is what you are looking for – just got nutrition facts for this meal and there are 8 servings total! Have a great weekend Sarah!

      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 1 Recipe total Servings 8
      Calories 421
      Total Fat 3.71 g
      Saturated Fat 0.76g
      Monosaturated Fat 1.06g
      Polysaturated Fat 1.89g
      Total Carbohydrate 79.7 g
      Fiber 11.7 g
      Sugar 4.7 g
      Protein 18.3 g
      Cholesterol 2.4 mg
      Calcium 91 mg
      Iron 5.16 mg
      Potassium 1065 mg
      Sodium 273 mg
      Zinc 3 mg
      Thiamin 0.68 mg
      Riboflavin 0.27 mg
      Niacin 4.64 mg
      Folic Acid 24.4 Ug
      Vitamin B6 0.59 mg
      Vitamin C 39.4 mg
      Vitamin B12 0.04 Ug
      Vitamin A 1958 IU
      Vitamin E 1.21 mg
      Vitamin K 9.2 Ug
      Points 8
      Points Plus 10

  5. Carol says

    We just had this and LOVED it! One of the best meals we’ve ever eaten and going into our meal rotation. Thank you for a very easy healthy meal!

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