This was another easy crock pot recipe I found – but it is very similar to my taco chicken (which should have been obvious). Both are delicious, you just probably don’t want to make them in the same week like I did! Similarly, you can do many things with this chicken once it’s cooked. I served over some zoodles (sauteed and seasoned with chili powder) and with some sweet potatoes – didn’t really go together but I need the sweet potatoes as a was running a 5K the next morning. Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 C salsa (I made my own or you can find some without added sugar for Whole30 – read labels!)
- ~12 sprigs fresh cilantro
- 2 limes (save the rinds)
- 2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- dash or 2 cayenne pepper
- dash of salt & pepper
Juice both limes and set the rinds aside.
Place chicken in bottom of crock pot. Add lime juice, chili powder, and salsa.
Tie or band cilantro together. Drop cilantro and lime rinds on top of chicken.
Cook on low 8-10 hours (or high for 6 hours).
When chicken is tender enough, remove the lime rinds and cilantro. Shred the chicken in the pot using two forks.
Stir well and add remaining seasoning. Continue to cook or simmer for about 30 minutes.