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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken tacos are delicious on taco tuesday and the other 6 days of the week we wish were taco Tuesday! So delicious!
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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken is the perfect base for delicious tacos, burritos, enchiladas or quesadillas! So delicious!

This is one of the easiest simple slow cooker recipes! Cilantro Lime Chicken in the crock pot is perfect for tacos, quesadillas, and burrito bowls! So delicious!

Slow Cooker Lime Chicken recipe is the perfect base for delicious tacos, burritos, or quesadillas! So delicious!

 

Shredded Cilantro Lime Chicken--An Easy Slow Cooker Meal, perfect for tacos, enchiladas, or burritos! So delicious!

Okay folks, this cilantro lime chicken is a great way to get any taco, burrito, or enchilada started.  This lime chicken recipe is mild enough not to overpower an  enchilada sauce but has just enough of a little kick in it to be a killer taco too.

 

While we’re on the subject of tacos, one of my favorite subjects, let’s talk taco shell.  You have a lot of options when it comes to taco shells.  I love a good flour tortilla but if you’re willing to put in a few extra minutes, this cheese fried corn tortilla will knock your socks off.  I like using a couple teaspoons of avocado oil in a skillet.  I like to sprinkle a little cheese in the bottom of the pan and place the tortilla on it, cook it till it’s golden and then repeating the process for the other side of the tortilla.  I also like to add a dash of salt to the tortilla too.   I feel like if my mouth has a little splash of salt before the rest of the flavors hit my tastebuds, it makes all the flavors more intense.  Taco heaven!!

 

Cheese Fried Tortilla Corn Shells, the perfect start to any incredible taco!

 

Once you’ve cheese fried your corn taco shells, add your cilantro lime chicken and the rest of your favorite toppings!  In the picture below I made a jalapeno ranch dressing and put a little of it on some pre-shredded coleslaw.  It’s delicious with the crunchy vegetables, spicy dressing and moist shredded chicken.

 

If you love Cilantro Chicken, try this Cilantro Chicken with Quinoa, it’s amazing!

or this grilled 3 Citrus Marinade.

If a slow cooker is what you’re after, this slow cooker Tortellini Pasta Bake is delicious too.

Or this Shredded Pulled Pork recipe which is delicious on tacos, buttitoes or Quesadillas.

 

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken tacos are delicious on taco tuesday and the other 6 days of the week we wish were taco Tuesday! So delicious!

 

Tips for Cooking Cilantro Chicken:

  • You can use fresh or frozen chicken breasts
  • If the chicken is frozen you may want to add a little extra cooking time
  • This is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes, you just dump and go
  • You can use any of your favorite toppings. I used a spicy ranch dressing and put a little of it on some pre-shredded coleslaw.  It’s delicious with the crunchy vegetables, spicy dressing, and moist shredded chicken.
  • You can use the chicken in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, or enchiladas.
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins
 

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken is the perfect base for delicious tacos, burritos, enchiladas or quesadillas! So delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jill Baird
Ingredients
  • 3-4 lage Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 can Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Lime juice (Fresh is best--Squeeze on cooked, shredded chicken before serving)
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cook for 3-4 hours on high. 


  2. Using 2 forks, shred chicken and let the chicken soak up the chicken juices remaining from cooking.  Squeeze fresh lime juice on shredded chicken.  

  3. Serve in tacos, burritos, or enchiladas! Enjoy!

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1 Comment

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    The Carefree Kitchen
    July 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I’d love to know what you made with this cilantro lime chicken recipe, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, or enchiladas?

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