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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Dinner

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Dinner

Prep ahead - you can put all ingredients a ziplock bag and freeze until ready to use.

Serve this chicken over brown rice, chopped lettuce or wrapped in a tortilla.

Note: We found that white meat chicken was best between the 3 and 5 hour mark, if you plan to cook it longer it is best to use dark meat.

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs (you can use breasts if your slow cooker has a stay warm setting, breasts will get dry if cooked more than 2 or 3 hours)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • For serving: 2 avocados, 2 cups chopped lettuce, 1 cup all-natural salsa and 6 cups brown rice or 6 whole wheat or corn tortillas


Preheat slow cooker to low.

  1. Place the onion, jalapeno, black beans, lime juice, cilantro, and chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with cumin and salt and top with broth, mix so that chicken is mostly covered.
  2. Cover and cook on low 3-6 hours. Shred chicken with two forks and put back in the slow cooker to soak up all the remaining broth, mix well and serve over yellow rice or in a tortilla garnished with avocado and more cilantro.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: per serving
  • Calories: 619
  • Carbohydrate Content: 65 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 88 mg
  • Fat Content: 20.5 g
  • Protein Content: 44.1 g
  • Sodium Content: 1274 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7.9 g