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Monday, May 14, 2012

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

I love easy slow cooker recipes. I especially love healthy and easy slow cooker recipes that turn out absolutely delicious!

I only used 3 large chicken breasts for this meal. The sauce to chicken ratio was a little bit off - it was extra saucy. But it was fine as my family just ate it over brown rice and I had it over some romaine lettuce. It was delicious every single way and we didn't add any sour cream. And it made a TON! My 3 chicken breasts made enough for us to have a big dinner, leftovers the next day, and still have enough to use for an entirely different meal. (More on that later.) I am guessing that the serving size on this is supposed to be 8 but I might be mistaken.

It was a bit spicy and very flavorful. This is one that is going in my permanent recipe file. Recipes that are this easy and delicious must be repeated!

*HINT!!! If you want to make shredding your chicken insanely easy just throw it into a Kitchen Aide or Bosch mixer once it is finished cooking. Mix for 20 - 30 seconds until completely shredded. Really. It works!

I have been better about taking my own pictures lately but for some reason I don't think I took one of this one... hmmm... Oh well! This recipe and picture are courtesy of Thoroughly Modern Mom and can be found at this site HERE.

From Thoroughly Modern Mom
Servings 8

Nutritional Information per serving (calculated on MyFitnessPal.com): Calories 171, Carbs 16, Fat grams 2, Protein 24 (Calculated without sour cream) 

In a slow cooker, mix together:

One 24-ounce jar medium or mild salsa
Juice from one lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
One 1.25-oz. package taco seasoning
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped, optional (for less heat use larger peppers and remove the membrane and seeds before using)

Add 4-6 thawed chicken breasts and toss to coat with the salsa mixture.

Cook on low for 6 hours and serve immediately. (Always remember that slow cooker times are relative. This did NOT take 6 hours in my slow cooker but it may in yours... hopefully you know the ins and outs of your cooker. If not, plan on 6 hours and just check on it periodically.) 

*MAKE SURE TO STAY TUNED!!! I will post an AMAZING recipe tomorrow that you can use the leftovers from this meal for!

1 comment:

Yasmeen said...

Cilantro and lime just sound so good right now! It must be summer! By the way, I tried this recipe yesterday and...it's all gone today. It's so good (and meatless)that we actually just ate this with bread and called it a meal. But I think it would pair well with the cilantro lime chicken!