Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken
This honey lime chicken is an easy and delicious base slow cooker recipe with only 6 ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to throw together. Use it on sandwiches, tacos, salads and more. Gluten-free, meal prep- and freezer-friendly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 cups
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup chicken stock (or water)
- 2 limes (juiced)
- 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (roughly 4-5 chicken breasts)
Whisk together honey, stock, limes, garlic and salt in the bottom of a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat in the sauce.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and transfer to a bowl. Shred with two forks or an electric hand mixer.
Toss with cooking liquid and enjoy.
Before cooking- this recipe can be assembled as a freezer crockpot meal. Combine all ingredients in a freezer bag, meal prep container or reusable silicone bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before cooking as directed above.
After cooking- this recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Instant Pot- Cook this honey lime chicken in the Instant Pot on high pressure for 8 minutes followed by a quick pressure release. Shred the chicken and toss in the cooking liquid.
Oven- Cook this honey lime chicken in the oven in a covered baking dish at 425°F for 25-30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Shred the chicken and toss in the cooking liquid.
Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 207mg | Sugar: 18g