Entrees: Chicken


Lime Cilantro Chicken Recipe

This recipe works great for chicken that you use for quesadillas, nachos, or with cooked brown rice and vegetables. If you only have 2 hours, cut each chicken breast into about 4 pieces and cook on HIGH in slow cooker. The chicken should be cooked throughout in about 2 hours.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup non-alcoholic or light beer
  • 1 teaspoon minced or chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Coat the chicken breasts with olive oil and place them in the slow cooker.
  2. In small bowl, combine lime juice, beer, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Spoon mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
  3. Cook chicken on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Slice or shred chicken as desired and use as filling for quesadillas or nachos.

Makes 4 serving of chicken

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 163 calories, 25 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat, 1.3 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 685 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 33 percent.

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