This slow cooker cilantro lime chicken has a really creamy sauce. It’s perfect for Taco Tuesdays and Mexican food nights.
That is some saucy Mexican influenced chicken right there! This Creamy Lime Cilantro Chicken slow-cooked will melt in your mouth!
Kinda wished I had a big ole hunk of bread to dunk in that sauce to get every last drop. The cream is the key here. Don’t skimp and use half & half or whole milk. Full fat all the way baaabyyy! It’s only 1/2 cup for the whole pot……do it……be brave, Nacho Libre…..be brave.
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
This tastes every bit as delicious as your favorite chicken at the Mexican restaurant. You can eat it by itself and enjoy every single bite.
This is what is in this amazing recipe. After you make it once, you’ll have it memorized.
- Chicken thighs
- Chili powder
- Lime juice
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- Corn starch
- Steamers rice
Cilantro is Optional
Cilantro is one of those spices you either adore or your despise. To some, it tastes fresh and almost sweet. To others, it tastes like soap.
If you aren’t a fan of cilantro, you can omit it from the recipe without any issues. You won’t even miss it.
More Mix-In Ideas
What else can you add to this chicken recipe? Be creative. What do you like in your tacos? Then that will taste amazing in this chicken recipe too.
Try adding this to the slow cooker before you cook it all together:
- Black beans
- Corn kernels
- Chopped red onions
You can also add some fresh chopped avocado to the top of the chicken after it’s done cooking.
How to Make It Ahead of Time
You will love how easy this is to make, especially if you do the prep ahead of time.
To make it ahead of time, just follow these steps:
- Add lime juice, spices, and chicken to a large zipper bag.
- Zip and coat the chicken in the spices and lime juice.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Then, all you have to do is add the contents of the bag to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. So easy!
Chicken Thigh Replacement Ideas
If you don’t have chicken thighs, you can substitute with other cuts of meat too. Here are some ideas that will easily replace chicken thighs in the recipe.
- Chicken breast
- Pork loin
- Turkey breast
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How to Make Cilantro Lime Chicken – Video
Here’s a video we made that shows you every easy step. Sometimes it’s just easier to understand how to make a recipe when you actually see it in action.
- 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 t cumin
- 1/2 t paprika
- 1/8 t pepper
- 3 T lime juice
- 1 C chicken broth
- 2 T cilantro chopped
- 1/2 C heavy cream
- 1 T cornstarch
- 1 T water
- 2 bag steamers rice
- 10 C salad greens
- Add first 6 ingredients to a large zipper bag. Zip and squish to mix and coat chicken.
- Add chicken to slow cooker along with broth. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Mix the cornstarch and water and add to slow cooker along with cilantro and heavy cream.
- Cook 30 minutes on high or until sauce thickens a bit.
- Serve over rice with green salad.
On Cooking Day
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