Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken Tacos

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) 

Recipe #2
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
Directions: Mix together in small bowl

Recipe #3
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?
Hell no! In fact he was so embarrassed when I tried to take a picture of his tacos, he tried to hide them.
But, I was able capture a quick shot. Yep, anytime I made anything "Mexican" it's safe to bet my plate will be covered with some type of tomato mixture and Ben's will be covered in cheese.
Linking up with Ashley and Jessica for Taste of Tuesday


  1. I've been looking for new crockpot recipes! This one looks spectacular. Linking up through Taste of Tuesday. Glad I found your blog!

    1. Thanks! I just checked out your blog and am equally excited!

  2. This looks so yummy! I love a good crockpot recipe! I might even make that Pico to put on my eggs.

  3. This looks amazing!!! I can't wait to try them... I've been wanting to find a new crock pot recipe! Thanks for linking up!! :)

  4. This sounds divine! I'm always on the look out for new ways to prepare chicken and this sounds great! Thanks for posting this.

  5. Thanks for featuring my taco recipe! I'll have to poke around here some more!


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