I’m always on the lookout for easy, healthy and delicious meals to add to my rotation and in the winter months that often involves my slow cooker!
This was my first try with this cilantro chicken recipe, and it turned out awesome!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Crockpot Cooking Time: 6-8 hours on Low / 5-6 hours on High
Serving Size: 1 cup
If you’re following the 21 Day Fix eating plan, each 1 cup serving contains
- 1 red
- 1/2 green
- 1/2 yellow
Shopping List / Ingredients:
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken, thighs or breast
(I find that chicken thighs don’t dry out as much as the breast in the slow cooker)
- 1 cup corn
- 1, 15-ounce can black beans
- 1 orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- Juice from 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Siracha sauce (optional, if you like it spicy)
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
To eat it today: Combine all ingredients except cilantro in the slow cooker and cook it on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
To prepare for the freezer: Chop up all the ingredients (except cilantro) and place them into a ziploc bag and freeze it for an easy meal option at a later date.
When you’re ready to cook it, take it out of the freezer, run warm water over the bag to separate it from the frozen food, and place frozen ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
How to Serve Cilantro Lime Chicken:
Stir in 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro before serving.
Add to tacos, burritos, taco salad, nachos, or make burrito bowls with it. Or just add it to your meals as a side dish. It’s very flexible.
In the photo below I’ve made huevos rancheros with my crockpot cilantro lime chicken for breakfast – DELICIOUS!