You’re going to love this easy and healthy recipe for make-ahead freezer chicken fajitas. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a plastic freezer bag and freeze for a busy weeknight. Then, when you’re ready to eat, cook it in a big pan on your stovetop. Easy-peasy, dinner is done!
Here’s what I love about this recipe:
- All the prep work is done ahead of time so it takes less than 15 minutes to cook a delicious dinner for my family.
- It’s simple and healthy.
- I can prep a couple freezer bags at once when chicken and peppers are on sale and save $$$.
To be honest, I’ve been making this recipe for years…in my crockpot. While you can certainly cook it that way, sometimes I forget to plan ahead a need a quick and easy dinner idea.
These chicken fajitas are a family-favorite that I love to serve to guests. The simple combination of sweet peppers and seasonings is to-die-for and it’s very easy to adjust the amount of meat based on how many people you’re serving. Enjoy!Print
Make Ahead Freezer Chicken Fajitas
- Yield: 6 servings if you use two pounds of chicken 1x
Serve on tortillas or rice with your favorite fajitas toppings, like shredded cheese, salsa, and guacamole.
- 1–2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 3 medium-sized sweet bell peppers (I like a mix of red, orange, and yellow), sliced
- 1 large sweet yellow onion, sliced
- 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- The juice from 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
To Freeze and Cook Later
- Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to three months.
- When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator (or in warm water, if you forget).
- Cook in large pan on stovetop for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and peppers are tender.
Hey Kelly! Can you please clarify re: the cooking time? The recipe says 10-15 minutes, but the label in the picture says 8 minutes. I’ve got little kids, so I’ll likely be multi-tasking and may need to set the timer.
I think 12 might be perfect. I wrote “8” before I cooked the meal and I paid extra attention this time to how long it needed to cook.
If cooking in a crockpot, how long?
It depends on the size/strength of your slow cooker. I would say 4 hours in a 6-quart and 6-8 in a 4-quart.
Is that on low in the crockpot, and do you add all the ingredients at the beginning? Wondering if the peppers get too mushy or not.
Yes, at the beginning. They get soft, but not mushy.
NEED to make this ASAP. Thanks for the recipe! BTW-how can I pin this recipe? 😉
It’s okay, I actually found it on your pinterest board. 🙂 Pinned it now! Yay!
I need help with labels, have printed out. is there a way I can type on them in my computer?
Love the Chicken Fajitas!
Yes. Make sure to download the label file in this post: https://thefamilyfreezer.com/2015/08/24/free-freezer-labels-that-you-can-edit-save-and-print/
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Question – what if you’re using packaged ingredients, e.g. frozen peppers and packaged lime juice? About how many cups of peppers and tsp/tbsp of juice would that be?
I’m a novice cook, and a lazy one. 😉
I’m not sure. You’d have to google the conversions.