Monday, May 28, 2012

Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos


I am a recipe follower.

I need it spelled out for me.  No dashes of this.  Pinches of that.

So a few days ago, when I was inspired by ingredients I had at home, I decided to wing it.  Which is wild and crazy.

I had tons of frozen shredded chicken.  I had limes.  I was craving cilantro.


 I was about to embark on a cooking experiment that actually panned out.......

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
(crockpot style)

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
juice from 2 limes
1/2 cup of cilantro
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 teas. dried onions
1/2 cup of water

Add every single ingredient to the crockpot.  This could be cooked on low all day, or you could set the crockpot to high and cook for four(ish) hours.  Once the chicken is cooked, use a fork to shred it, and stir well.   

Spoon chicken into soft taco tortillas.  Top with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and tomatoes.  Garnish with a few lime wedges......



A perfect dinner for summertime.

And speaking of summer, we had a great time at the lake celebrating the holiday weekend!

Happy Memorial Day!



Linking up with Vintage Wanna Bee, The Sasse Life, 33 Shades of Green, Katherine's Corner and....

 Mrs Happy Homemaker

69 comments:

  1. YUM!! This sounds soooo amazing! Definitely perfect for summer!

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  2. I was just thinking yesterday about this meal and wondering how it turned out. It looks delish!

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  3. Oh my gosh, that looks delicious! All it's missing is a margarita :)

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  4. DELICIOUS!!!! I love cilantro and lime together...perfection!

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  5. These look so yummy!! I love using my crockpot!

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  6. I've been wondering about this one too. It looks soooo good. You and Schlager keep encouraging a chicken taco craving in me lately. I'm going to have to do something about this. Yum.

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  7. Way to go! Pat yourself on the back for this one!! Looks yummy! And I forgot to tell you that I made your crock pot chicken spaghetti the other day and it was AMAZING!! My hubs told me to tell you thank you! ;)
    xo,
    Shanna

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  8. This looks delicious! I love cilantro! Coming to you from Bloglovin' Blog Hop and a new follower :)

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  9. Yummy this looks great.

    Check out my food blog
    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks amazing yummy! I love all foods Mexican:) Just hopping over from the Weekend Blog Hop and am now following you. I would love to invite you to share any of your amazing posts at Freedom Fridays. So Hoping to see you there!

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  11. This looks delish! We love chicken tacos over here...can't wait to try these out. Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party this week.

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  12. Thanks for sharing the chicken lime taco recipe!! They look so delicious! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  13. These looks so good! You were featured!

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/06/printrunner-giveaway-crafty-sasse.html

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  14. I featured you today at Sunday Round Up, linky isn't open just yet but will be soon, I hope to see you link up again this week! :) I can't wait to try these! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/06/sunday-round-up-13-giveaway-winner.html
    -kayla :)

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  15. Those portions are for how many servings?

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    1. Let's see. If I remember correctly there were about eight servings for soft taco sized tortillas! You might be able to swing about ten if you don't stuff them so fat, like we did.

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  16. I just made this today (found it on Pinterest)! So delish. Thanks. :)

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    1. YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled!!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to come and tell me!

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  17. making this right now and I'm very excited!!!

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  18. Making this for a 2nd time!! This time I'm doubling it, it was so good!

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  19. Making this for a 2nd time!! This time I'm doubling it, it was so good!

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    1. This THRILLS ME! You have no idea how huge my smile just got!!!! Thank you for taking the time to tell me! :)

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  20. This was delicious! The chicken stayed moist and didn't dry out like so many other slow cooker recipes. I doubled everything except the taco seasoning packet, and it made enough for my family of four plus leftovers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop in and tell me. It's SO lovely to hear things like this! You made my day!!!

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  21. What are dried onions? Can i use fresh onion or onion powder? If so- how much? Thank you!

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    1. They are in the spice aisle at my grocery store........in a plastic container. Little dried onion flakes.

      You could absolutely substitute either........I'd keep the onion powder at a teaspoon. If you used real onion, I'm thinking maybe a fourth of a cup, diced??? It would depend on your love for onions too!

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  22. I do love onions! I'll try the 1/4 cup of real. Thank you!

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  23. did you use frozen or thawed chicken?

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    1. I have made this a few times.........and I've used BOTH frozen and raw. They both turned out the same for me!

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    2. would it be the same time? or do i need to cook it longer?

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    3. The frozen did take about an hour and a half longer........my crock pot cooks FAST though. It could take up to two more hours using frozen.

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    4. awesome mine cooks pretty fast too lol! thank you so much making this today!

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  24. I don't always have fresh limes but I always have lime juice. How much lime juice would you say comes from a fresh lime? I know it would be different with every lime but just an approximate would be great!

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    1. They say 2 Tbsp. for every real lime! So four tablespoons!?!?! Or to your taste preference if that sounds like too much!

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  25. My whole family is really looking forward to trying this, but I'm curious; did you leave the cilantro leaves whole or did you chop them? My mom is not a huge fan of cilantro, so I'm considering leaving them whole so she can be picky (or maybe chopping them so she can't!) Which did you try?

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    1. Good question! I should actually add that to the directions! I definitely chop mine! Not too fine, but I do not leave them whole.

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  26. I made this tonight, healthy and tastes verrrry good. Lots of flavor!

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    1. This THRILLS me! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know! YAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. I made this tonight, healthy and tastes verrrry good. Lots of flavor!

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    1. This THRILLS me! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know! YAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. I made these yesterday and they were delicious! It was a fresh take on taco night that my whole family enjoyed. This would be a great dish to bring to a friend who just had a baby or had surgery. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Eeeeeekkkk! Thank you soooo much! I love the positive feedback. I appreciate you dropping in to say so!

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  29. how much for just two people? and can I use boneless skinless chicken breast? for how long?
    Thanks

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  30. how much for just two people? and can I use boneless skinless chicken breast? for how long?
    Thanks

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    1. Well, I make it for only two people using the amounts above (1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast). We end up with leftovers...........which are super tasty too! For the two of us it makes four really large soft tacos. I suppose you could use 1/2 lb too, if you didn't want leftovers. I'd say four hours for a lb of raw chicken is fine!

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  31. Making this today, I subbed the onion flakes for 1/2 cup of sweet onions since I doubled the recipe and we love our Texas grown sweet onion flavor! I will let you know how it goes ;D

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    1. OHHHHH! Please do! I hope you love it!

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  32. Oh wow, this looks amazing and seems to ber very easy to prepare. Definitley on my list!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! I hope you love them!!!!!

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  33. I'm making them for the third time tonight. These are tasty and EASY! Lots of flavor, little prep. Awesome! I've been using regular taco seasoning because that's what I always have, but next time I'll use chicken taco seasoning and see if that makes any difference. Thanks for this simple but tasty recipe!

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    1. EEEEEKKKK! Thank you SO MUCH for dropping in and saying so! I use regular taco seasoning too! But switching it up might be a nice change!

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

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you love it when you make it!

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  35. My daughter made these for us last week and I have them in the crock pot right now. I am not a fan of Cilantro, but these are delicious! Thanks!!

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  36. My daughter made these for us last week and I have them in the crock pot right now. I am not a fan of Cilantro, but these are delicious! Thanks!!

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  37. YAHOOOOOO! Thank you so much for dropping in and letting me know! I really love hearing that someone else has made them and liked them!!!!

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  38. would like to use 3# of chicken...how much would you increase other ingredients? thinking tripling them is too much? thanks!!

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    1. Hmmm. I would probably triple the seasoning and do almost triple of the rest. Like a tad under triple. Then you could easily add more lime or cilantro if it weren't enough. Or if that scares you, double the lime and cilantro at first.......then add more to taste!

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  39. This is one of my families very favorite recipes. I've made it many times now and they always love it. Thanks so much!

    -Aby

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    1. You are a darling! THANK YOU so much!!!!!!! I really love hearing from folks who've tried it!!!!

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    2. How hilarious, I'm in Missouri too - Kansas City!

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    3. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! I'm from Springfield! We are on our TENTH snow day (teacher here).

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  40. Made this tonight for my boyfriend and I. Put some sour cream, guacamole and cheese on it and it was SO good!! Thanks for the recipe! Got it off of Pinterest. :)

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    1. YAHOOOOO! Thanks so much for dropping in and saying so! I really do appreciate that! And I'm SO glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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  41. Just made this for my husband and myself. It was soooooooooo delicious!! I found this on Pinterest and had to make it!! Maybe nice to know your recipe made it overseas... as I'm from the Netherlands! ��

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    1. AHHHHH! I love it! I'm so glad you dropped in to tell me!!!!

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