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Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken


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  • Chicken Breasts (or a whole chicken or thighs)
  • 5 Limes
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Onion – cubed
  • Chicken Broth
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Powder



Step 1

Lay Chicken Breasts into bottom of crockpot. 4 breasts fit into my crockpot perfectly.

Squeeze several limes over chicken and cover with chicken broth. (I cover about half of the breast)

Sprinkle with Salt, Pepper, garlic powder, (optional dash of hot sauce or Lowrys seasoning for added flavor).

Cube an onion over chicken and lay several stalks of cilantro on top.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours. (try not to overcook)

Remove chicken and toss the wilted cilantro stalks.

Pour the liquid into a bowl for later.

Shred chicken with 2 forks.Mix in some fresh cilantro.

Put the shredded chicken back into the crockpot and slowly add back in the broth-lime liquid. The chicken will quickly absorb the liquid bringing back moisture to the breast meat (other cuts will not be as dry). Continue adding the broth/lime liquid until it’s perfectly juicy. Use in soft tortillas with salsa. Add avocado and throw on a salad. We even used it in soup. Personal favorite, by itself.Other optional tips to keep chicken moist:

Lay plastic wrap over crockpot before putting lid on.
Don’t lift lid during cooking. It releases moisture.
Use a whole chicken or thighs instead of breasts. The fat naturally keeps meat moist.
Add additional broth if needed over the next day or two.

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