Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

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"This is a nice change from plain chicken tacos. The cilantro really adds a burst of flavor to this recipe."

Ingredients 4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 272 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 45.3 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 976 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, and cilantro into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Add the chicken breasts, and stir to coat with the salsa mixture. Cover the cooker, set to High, and cook until the chicken is very tender, about 4 hours. If desired, set cooker to Low and cook 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks to serve.
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Sarah Jo

I used a good quality salsa, double-batch of homemade taco seasoning and double the cilantro. I made the end result into fajitas with sauteed red pepper, sweet onion and minced garlic. As always, I think the quality of your ingredients can make or break your recipe--I'm glad I doubled the spices and used a good salsa. We were quite hungry today so this fed us well with enough leftover for another meal, with the sauteed vegetables. I'll make this again.


This a great way to feed a crowd. I add a can of black beans, rinsed and drained, and a bag of frozen whole kernal corn.


Yum! Really, really good. Instead of taco seasoning mix I just threw in some spices: cumin, ancho chile powder, sea salt, black/white pepper, oregano, etc. The cilantro gives it such a fresh flavor; if you like cilantro, you'll like this dish. I served it in whole wheat flour tortillas with shredded cabbage, shredded cheese, plain yogurt, and fresh cilantro. I'll definitely make again. Thanks :)