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Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Cilantro Cilantro Lime Chicken – an easy and delicious weeknight dinner you can set and forget! (Whole30 + Paleo + GF + DF)


  • 3 medium chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (approximately 34 limes)
  • the zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 23 smashed garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (only used if cooking on LOW)
  • 1/21 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine lime juice, salt, olive oil and lime zest in small bowl; stir to combine.
  2. Add chicken broth to mixture only if cooking on LOW; if you are cooking on HIGH you do not need it.
  3. Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Pour lime juice mixture over chicken and add garlic.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 1/2 – 4 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  6. Remove chicken from slow cooker, shred with two forks and return to slow cooker. Add as much cilantro as you desire and stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately.


  • If you want the lime flavor to be more intense feel free to add additional lime zest or lime juice.
  • Serving suggestions: cauliflower rice (Whole30 + Paleo), regular rice, tacos, salad or enchiladas.

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