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Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos


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  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar (24 ounce) medium salsa
  • 2 limes zested
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup onion, red finely chopped


Servings 6
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place chicken breasts in slow cooker

Prepare the remaining ingredients as stated above and pour over chicken breasts
Cook on high for 1 hour

Turn chicken breasts over and turn slow cooker to low

Cook for another 2 hours or until tender and easily tears apart

Separate using tongs or forks and pour cooking juice over it to retain moisture and flavor


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