Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

2 to 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 organic sweet bell peppers sliced 

1 large organic red onion sliced

1/2 cup organic shredded carrots 

1 can organic diced tomatoes (not the liquid)

1 cup of organic pico de gallo or 1 small jar of salsa

5 cloves fresh minced organic garlic

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 small can tomato paste

1 small zucchini thinly sliced (add after 3 hours)

 

Mix all ingredients together except the zucchini

place the chicken breasts in the pot and over with the vegetables

 

Cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours until the chicken is fully cooked

 

Preparation Notes:

  1.  I cut the peppers and zucchini into approximately 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide pieces. If the pieces are too large, it can be too chunky. When the chicken is shredded, this creates optimal consistency for eating.  
  2. I prepare this all in the crock pot the night before and put in the refrigerator, then pull out when I am ready to cook the next day.
  3. If you want it to be spicier, add hot salsa

Pull the chicken out and use 2 forks to shred chicken.  Place the shredded chicken back in and thoroughly mix.

 

Serving Suggestions:

  1. over bibb lettuce, spaghetti squash or white rice
  2. in hard shell corn tortillas or on soft corn tortillas
  3. Can be scooped up with corn tortilla chips

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karen

Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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