Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Cook Time 6 hrs
Temp Low
Yield Serves 4-6

Juicy chicken with a little cilantro lime kick!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Frozen chicken breasts
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 Cup diced onion
  • 1 Package frozen corn kernels
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Can drained black beans
  • 1 Assorted low-fat condiments

Directions

  1. Step One

    In a large Ziploc bag, combine the juice of the 2 limes, 4 to 6 chicken breasts, the diced onion, a small frozen bag of corn, 2 to 3 garlic cloves (chopped), and the small bunch of cilantro (chopped). Place in fridge overnight.

  2. Step Two

    In the morning, dump it all in the slow cooker. Add a can of drained and rinsed black beans.

  3. Step Three

    Crock on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Step Four

    Serve with warm tortillas or taco shells. Garnish with sour cream, cheese, etc. Or serve over a bed of rice.

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  1. Angela

    My husband loves cilantro and lime so we tried this recipe. We doubled the amount of lime and garlic and mixed in some extra cilantro at the end when it was all cooked. It turned out tasty. It did need some salt and pepper though. Next time I think I’ll add a jalapeno for a little kick!

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  2. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Hey Nicole! Couple things…you could always double the lime and/or cilantro if the flavors weren’t strong enough for you. Slow cooking does require increased seasoning since some gets cooked off during the long crockin’! I’d be careful checking on it too much. I read somewhere that for every 10 seconds the lid is off the slow cooker you should add 30 minutes to your slow cooking. That could be contributing to longer crockin’ time.

  3. Nicole

    I made this today/night for dinner. I was psyched to try it as it seemed like a good twist to Mexican and we love Mexican food however it didn’t have the kick I thought it would. I used frozen breasts like the recipe calls for but I am wondering if I had used fresh and poked holes in
    the chicken marinating o/n if that would have helped. I didn’t seem to taste the lime or cilantro
    like I thought I would. It also says to cook on low for 6 hours but my crock pot is one in which high is 4-6 hours and low is 8-10. I did it on low for 8 hours checking it periodically as I hate overcooking chicken and my chicken was a little overcooked. I wonder if I do it on high next time for 6 hours if it might come out better? I plan to try it again I like the twist and hopefully it will come out better!

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  4. Nicole

    Making this for the first time today. A little skeptical as I think I should have used fresh chicken breasts not frozen (as listed on your recipe). Also have a different crock pot as to cook for 6 hours would have had to cook on high so I am cooking on low for 8 hours (I will check it periodically) Here’s to hoping it comes out tasting good cause it sure sounds good. Stay tuned…

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