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This slow cooker lime cilantro chicken is a delightful combination of zesty citrus and aromatic herbs that transforms simple chicken breasts into a mouthwatering meal. With tender meat infused with the tangy brightness of fresh lime juice and the earthy freshness of cilantro, this dish is not only easy to prepare but also bursting with flavor. Whether served over fluffy rice, tucked into warm tortillas, or enjoyed on its own with a side of roasted vegetables, this recipe promises to be a new favorite for busy weeknights or leisurely gatherings. Let’s dive into the simplicity and deliciousness of slow-cooker lime cilantro chicken!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix the Marinade: In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Marinate the Chicken: Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts, making sure they are evenly coated.
  4. Cook: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  5. Shred or Serve: Once cooked, shred the chicken using two forks directly in the slow cooker. Alternatively, you can remove the chicken breasts, shred them, and then return them to the slow cooker to soak up the juices.
  6. Serve: Serve the lime cilantro chicken over rice, in tacos, or alongside your favorite vegetables.

This recipe yields tender, citrus-infused chicken with the fresh flavor of cilantro. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your meal!


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