Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Finally, a slower cooker recipe worth posting!!!  That doesn't happen very often.  I only have a handful of slow cooker recipes that have not made it directly into the trash can.  I love the idea of regularly using a slow cooker because it seems very time saving BUT either I don't know how to use a slow cooker, or other peoples standards are a little different than mine!  It always seems like everything turns out dry and overcooked :(  Well, this recipe turned out great and was not dry or overcooked!  It was super easy.  I mixed everything together last night, threw it in the fridge and turned it on this morning.  I came home to a house that smelled amazing!  The lime and cilantro flavors go perfect in this tender chicken dish.  It seemed very soupy until I shredded the meat and placed it back in the slow cooker in the juice.  YUMMY!  Enjoy :)          

1 (16 ounce) jar salsa                                                           
1 (1.25 ounce) package dry taco seasoning mix
1 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

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.


Chris said...

There is so much you can do with that chicken too! From tacos, to pizza, sandwiches, and spicy chicken salad. Great recipe.

Aarthi said...

Yummy Recipe...I am gonna make it soon..Bookmarked it..


Katherine Aucoin said...

I really like this, especially that it can be done in a slow cooker. So glad you finally had a dish come out of the slow cooker that you are happy with!

Heidi said...

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't had much luck with slow cooker recipes. I go through phases when I use mine often - even several times a week but at this point it has been quite some time since I've pulled it out. This recipe is inspiring me to do just that. Looks great!

Cheese with Noodles said...

This looks SO good! Will have to try it soon! I love my crock pot though and have lots of slow cooker recipes on my blog :)