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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Subs

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Subs

Lauren Grier | Dinner, Snacks, Relish | American

Get ready for game day! This Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Subs recipe features zesty queso made with Pepper and Onion Relish that will be a hit with everyone at your party.

Football season is fast approaching and you'll want to add these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Subs with Pepper Onion Relish Queso to the snack table. The secret ingredient that makes these subs an 11/10 is the Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish. A mixture of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, vinegar, and jalapenos, this versatile relish adds a sweet yet subtle spice flavor to the chicken and queso. So, stuff your subs, pile on the queso, and watch these subs score a winning touchdown at your next game day party!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Subs

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 4 hours | Total Time: 4 hours |
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Ingredients

For the fajita subs

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • Red pepper (1), sliced thinly
  • Yellow pepper (1), sliced thinly
  • Orange pepper (1), sliced thinly
  • 2 lbs chicken breast, sliced thinly
  • 1 package fajita seasoning
  • 1 14.5oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Harry & David Pepper and Onion relish
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 6 whole wheat sub rolls
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • jalapeños, for garnish
  • Pico de gallo, for garnish
  • Cilantro, for garnish

For the queso

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Harry & David Pepper and Onion relish + more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

For the fajita subs

  1. In a slow cooker, add yellow onion, red pepper, yellow pepper, orange pepper, chicken breast, fajita seasoning, roasted tomatoes, pepper & onion relish, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir all the ingredients to make sure everything is well combined.
  3. Add the water to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook the fajitas on high for four hours or on low for eight hours.
  5. Once cooked, turn off slow cooker and using tongs place the fajitas in a large bowl.

For the queso

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add in the flour and continue to whisk until a roux forms.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk and continue to stir until slightly thickened; about five minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in cheese, pepper & onion relish, salt, and pepper.

To assemble the subs

  1. Take a sub and place some of the fajitas into the sub.
  2. Next, top the sub with queso relish and garnish with desired toppings.
  3. Repeat until all subs have been assembled.
Makes: 6 subs
Serves: 6 servings