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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"This is a nice change from plain chicken tacos. The cilantro really adds a burst of flavor to this recipe."
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Ingredients

4 h 10 m servings 272 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, and cilantro into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Add the chicken breasts, and stir to coat with the salsa mixture. Cover the cooker, set to High, and cook until the chicken is very tender, about 4 hours. If desired, set cooker to Low and cook 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks to serve.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 4.7 g fat; 9.3 g carbohydrates; 45.3 g protein; 117 mg cholesterol; 976 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used a good quality salsa, double-batch of homemade taco seasoning and double the cilantro. I made the end result into fajitas with sauteed red pepper, sweet onion and minced garlic. As always...

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I do this all the time but if you get a salsa with a lot of flavor, you can omit the taco packet. It only adds extra sodium. Instead, use a jar of salsa, 2 minced garlic cloves and a diced onion...

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I used a good quality salsa, double-batch of homemade taco seasoning and double the cilantro. I made the end result into fajitas with sauteed red pepper, sweet onion and minced garlic. As always...

This a great way to feed a crowd. I add a can of black beans, rinsed and drained, and a bag of frozen whole kernal corn.

Yum! Really, really good. Instead of taco seasoning mix I just threw in some spices: cumin, ancho chile powder, sea salt, black/white pepper, oregano, etc. The cilantro gives it such a fresh fla...

I do this all the time but if you get a salsa with a lot of flavor, you can omit the taco packet. It only adds extra sodium. Instead, use a jar of salsa, 2 minced garlic cloves and a diced onion...

This recipe makes a whole lotta chicken so I tried it several ways. It was good in crispy taco shells and in corn and flour tortillas. The biggest winner, however, was chicken enchiladas. They w...

I tried this tonight and, while the chicken was very tender and easy to shred, the recipe was too salty for my tastes. The combination of the taco seasoning and salsa made for the salty taste I'...

Found this a very easy to make taco filling.I used McCormick Chicken Taco seasoning and La Costena brand salsa verde. It was done in 7 hrs on low setting.This would even be good served over rice...

so easy and so delicious! we served it over mexican rice and black beans with a little cheese and sour cream. mmm!

I prepared this for guests that are on low-calorie diets last evening, and it was a HUGE hit! I served it with super low carb, high fiber tortillas, salsa and fat free sour cream, and it was YU...