Skip to main content

What We're Eating: Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

I love Mexican food. Wait, that’s an understatement.

I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD. That’s better.

I also love my Crock-Pot, so this recipe combines my loves into one delicious meal.

Because of our work schedules, we use our Crock-Pot several times a week. When I walk in the door around 6 p.m., it’s so nice to know dinner is nearly ready. One of our favorite recipes is Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas. I adopted our version from one I found on Pinterest.

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas (Approx. 6 points per serving)

Place the following in the Crock-Pot, in order:

2 Tbsp. light butter or margarine (We use Country Crock Light)

2 green peppers, sliced

1 small onion, sliced

3 chicken breasts

1 Pack of taco seasoning (I prefer Ortega)

½ Cup taco sauce (We like Ortega medium)

Cook on low for eight hours. Shred the chicken with a fork and mix it all together. Drain the mixture (it will be REALLY juicy and runny), then spoon servings of about ½ cup into SMALL tortillas. Top with 2 percent shredded cheese and fat-free sour cream (and any other toppings you like – I like grape tomatoes).

The points breakdown on this isn’t exact science. But I estimate each serving to be worth ABOUT 6 points. When I have two fajitas, it adds up to about 13 points total:

Filling – 6 points (3 each)

Tortillas – 4 points (2 each)

Cheese – 2 points (I spread ¼ cup between the two)

Sour cream – 1 point (Again, I use a ¼ cup between the two)


Popular posts from this blog

Worth the Wait: Archer's Birth Story

Archer Wilden Brigle Nov. 11, 2016 7 lbs., 10 oz. 21 inches long
Archer's delivery only lasted a few (intense) minutes, but the tumultuous story of his arrival started several weeks prior. My pregnancy lasted FOREVER (or at least it felt that way) and, even though I knew he could be late, I was on pins and needles looking for ANY signs of labor as each day passed by. 
Oct. 31 - 40 weeks  Despite my best efforts to kickstart labor over the weekend, I was still pregnant on my due date -Halloween. This was good news for Kenlee because even though we had already participated in our local trick or treat on Saturday, I was willing to go out walking again so she could trick or treat a second time with her cousins (who live in another town). 

Nov. 2  My 40-week appointment was on a Wednesday afternoon. I was nervous/excited because I decided I would finally get my cervix checked and see what kind of progress I was making. Even though I'd had no other signs of labor at this point, I hop…

Dear Archer

Dear Archer,

It's almost time to meet you, so I thought I'd let you know a bit about the world you're about to enter. It might be warm in cozy in my belly right now, but trust me, you're going to want to come join us on the outside.

First of all, I think your daddy and I are pretty decent parents. You have your sister to thank for that ... we spent that last five and a half years with her as our crash-test dummy, trying to figure out what the heck we were supposed to be doing. We technically still have no idea if we're doing this parenting thing right, but since she turned out pretty awesome (and with just one broken bone so far), we're confident we haven't screwed it up too badly.

To be honest, your daddy and I weren't sure if Kenlee was going to be an only child ... But that's not to say you weren't wanted! Every time the subject would come up, we always knew we just weren't "done" yet. We always felt like someone was missing fro…

Snippets from the Second Trimester

It's a Boy! 
We've been girl parents for five years, so it took some time to get used to the idea of having a boy. The first thing we did was pick a name - we'd already settled on a girl's name, but were still throwing around ideas for a boy when we went to the ultrasound.

Once we knew it, we KNEW it. His name will be Archer Wilden. Yes, you can feel free to call him Archie. And Wilden is a combination of William and Dennis - our dads' names. <3

My goal for this delivery is to have what's called a VBAC - vaginal birth after a cesarean. With Kenlee, I NEEDED a c-section because my induction failed. I was trying to avoid an induction because I knew the increased changes of a c-section, but my blood pressure was sky high a few days before my due date, and my options were:
Induce labor so we can try to get the baby out ... even though I wasn't the best candidate for an induction at that timeRisk having a stroke from the high blood pressure ... and of cour…