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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

This chicken is in a flavorful, tangy marinade, slow cooked until pull-apart tender and perfect for burrito bowls, tacos, and even nachos. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Chicken, Crock Pot, Easy, Freezer Meal, Instant Pot, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz) drained + rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

Instructions

MAKE IT NOW

  • Add chicken, juice, chicken broth, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, beans, corn and cumin to a crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken, shred then add back into slowcooker and heat until warm. Serve.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL

  • Add all ingredients into a gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible and freeze.

THAW & COOK

  • To thaw place in refrigerator overnight or up to 12 hours. Then transfer to crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6 hours. Remove chicken, shred then add back into slowcooker and heat until warm. Serve.

TO SERVE

  • My favorite way to serve this is in homemade burrito bowls. Just add rice, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro and a squeeze of more lime for a super delicious meal. Or add to taco shells for Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos. Or top over chips and add cheese, olives and salsa for Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg