Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Truth time. I found this recipe on Pinterest. I hope you can move past this minor detail and we can move onto this beautiful, beautiful dish.

I'm going through a "fresh" stage. I'm tired of finishing my meals stuffed and feeling gross. Like I just pumped my body full of junk. I'm tired of eating so much processed food, and so often I crave fresh meats and produce. Granted, I did use one canned item in this recipe, but it is so...refreshing. It almost makes me feel like I'm back in Cancun in that little restaurant on the water.

I actually was at a place like that. I didn't just make that up.

This is a play on my two-step chicken tacos with a little bit of a kick. I added maybe 90 seconds to my prep time. Side note: This is also a great "fake fancy" dinner. You can pass this off as a labor of love. When really, it's just...love.

  • Frozen or thawed chicken breasts
    • I normally estimate 1 1/2 chicken breast per person
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Fresh cilantro
    • The amount is up to you. I used about 1/4 cup.
  • 1 lime
  • 1 can Tex Mex Style Diced Tomatoes
  • Desired toppings
  • Place all ingredients (except lime) in crock pot and place on low for 8-10 hours for frozen chicken breasts; 4-6 hours for thawed chicken breasts
  • Cut lime in half and squeeze juice into mix. Try to save some juice for later.
  • Once chicken is done cooking, serve immediately, spooning liquid from crock pot on top, along with more cilantro, lime juice, and desired toppings.
    • I served this as a taco filling inside corn tortillas with sour cream and cheese, and it was de-lish. 

Love and lime,


  1. Nothing wrong with finding recipes on Pinterest! :) It looks delicious. Always love reading some tried and true Pinterest recipe... especially slow cooker ones.

  2. I love poached fish or chicken, but I seem to do something wrong. I think I should have been starting with cold water instead of simmering. I am going to try your technique. And the leek sounds like a good idea also. 🙂 Delete Skype Account Watch Cartoons Online Sports Streaming Sites Movie Streaming Sites Speed Dating Questions


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