Another good crockpot recipe!! previously posted 3/12/13

Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Shredded Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner  Mom on March 11,  2013

Shredded Chicken Cilantro Lime Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken

We love shredded chicken…I will often make large batches of it and freeze in  meal size portions. This makes “Mexican StackEs,” chicken tacos and other favorite chicken meals all that  much faster to get on the table. (More on how to cook a whole chicken.)

For this chicken, I used what I had on hand in the freezer. I dropped a  package of chicken breasts and a package of chicken thighs into the  slow cooker…a good mix of white and dark meat! Along with some lime juice, olive  oil and big hunks of cilantro and bam…

(Check out the 6 second video on Vine below. Slow cooker with  oil/juice/onion. Cilantro, garlic. Chicken thawing. Taco shells awaiting their  filling!)

Seriously y’all…the cilantro flavor totally infused into the chicken as it  cooked all day. Perfect for using in your favorite Mexican chicken dish.

(Also, I should add that here in TX you can get large bunches of cilantro for  just $.29!)

Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Shredded Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in the slow cooker


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.05)
  • 3 limes, juiced ($1)
  • 1 onion, chopped ($.20)
  • 1 lb. chicken breast ($1.99)
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs ($1.99)
  • Couple garlic cloves, crushed ($.15)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro ($.15)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin ($.03)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Once cooking is complete, use 2 forks to pull the chicken apart. Pull out  any long cilantro stems, if necessary.
  • Serve Cilantro-Lime Shredded Chicken in favorite chicken recipes.
  • (Portion out chicken into meal size portions and place in plastic freezer baggies and freeze for future use.)

Cost $5.56 for 3-4 meals worth of shredded  chicken

This is a yummy crockpot recipe from I can’t wait to serve this this week!! YUM!!! :)

(And since my family LOVES cilantro…I would top with fresh raw cilantro and fresh made salsa!! YUMMY!!!)




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