Whew is that a mouthful! And even more, this post is a handful. Not only do I have the recipe for the main meal, but I also have chipotle taco seasoning and pico de gallo recipes for you too. Buckle up and get your taste buds ready!
I found this recipe for the chicken via Pinterest and we've been making it once every two weeks this summer. It's great to come home and not have to slave over a hot stove top or grill. Plus, I had plenty of veggies from the farmer's market that I needed to put to use.
Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken
(Makes ~3-4 servings depending on amount of chicken used)
- ~1lb chicken breast
- 2 limes
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 tsp dried minced onions
- 1 packet taco seasoning (see alternative recipe for seasoning below)
- 1 cup water
- Rinse cilantro and mince
- Cut limes in half
- In a bowl, mix together minced onions, taco seasoning and water
- Place chicken in crockpot and pour seasoned water over chicken
- Pour cilantro on top
- Squeeze lime juice on top of mixture (hint: use a knife to create a slit in the lime half for easier squeezing)
- Cook on low for ~8 hours
- Use fork to shred meat (all liquid will mix in)
- Serve on tortillas with your favorite toppings, such as queso fresca and pica de gallo (recipe below)
Chipotle Taco Seasoning
I've been caught off guard a few times now having planned a taco meal only to realize I forgot to buy a pack of taco seasoning. This is recipe is quick and easy way to make your own seasoning and the recipe below has a chipotle spin on it.
- 1/2 tsp Onion powder
- 1 Tbsp Chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1 Tbsp Chipotle chili (similar)
- 1/2 tsp Garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp Crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
Pico de Gallo
It's safe to say I'm obsessed with homemade salsa, but I've recently discovered a "fresh salsa" from my grocery store deli counter that I would describe more as pico de gallo. Having the opportunity to buy all of the ingredients fresh at the farmers market, I decided as a topping for tacos, I wanted to keep it chunky. This was my first time making this, based on this, and it turn out just as I'd hoped.
(Makes ~2 cups)
- 2 ripe tomatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Chop the tomatoes into small cubes and drain juice/seeds
- Chop remaining ingredients (onion, cilantro and jalapeno); mix together with tomato and garlic salt
- Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes for flavors to combine
One more thing...
Often times when I post meals on FB or IG, I have several friends who question if Ben actually eats what I make, knowing how picky he is...so, did Ben eat this?