Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken is a no-fail dinner recipe, great any night of the week. Tender, flavorful chicken is slow-cooked in a zingy, delicious sauce! Enjoy the juicy chicken with rice or shred it and wrap into a tortilla. All done in your slow cooker, so less effort and clean-up for you!
You know those recipes in your dinner rotation that never fail? Cilantro Lime Chicken made in the slow cooker is one of those recipes for me. It takes almost no time to prep this easy dinner and my crock pot does all the work! The end result is a spicy (feel free to keep it on the mild side, if you’d like!), flavorful meal with the most tender chicken my teeth have ever met. The first time I made this meal I could not believe that my fork (no knife required!) was easily cutting into a piece of chicken like it was butter. No lie, it’s really that tender. (Recipe adapted from this one over at All Recipes.)
How do you make Cilantro Lime Chicken?
Aside from the ridiculously tender chicken, the ease of preparing Cilantro Lime Chicken is my favorite thing about this recipe. Follow these simple instructions for a delicious, no-fail, easy meal!
In a slow cooker, mix together salsa, lime juice, cilantro, taco seasoning and jalapenos (if using). Add 6 chicken breasts and coat with the salsa mixture.
Cook on Low heat for 6 hours, or High heat for 3 hours (low and slow is definitely recommended). Serve chicken with rice and with salsa mixture spooned over top, or shred and use as a taco filling!
Can I omit the jalapeno peppers from this recipe?
There is plenty of room to turn up the heat on this recipe, if that's your thing, and it it also easy enough to keep it on the mild side. Tailor it to your liking!
How should I serve Cilantro Lime Chicken?
Serve the chicken with the salsa mixture spooned over the top, all over a bed of Spanish rice (or without the rice!). If you're feeling crazy, throw a dollop of sour cream on top with some crushed tortilla chips and extra cilantro. Or grab two forks and start shredding! Add the shredded chicken to a tortilla or turn it into a delicious taco salad. Don’t forget to spoon the sauce over the top!
If you want to know exactly what is inside your taco seasoning, make your own! This is my go-to taco seasoning recipe and I never buy store-bought anymore.
What else can you do in a slow cooker?
Here are a few of my other favorite EASY crockpot creations! Enjoy, friends!