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three cilantro lime chicken tacos on wood cutting board with fresh limes
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Crockpot Tacos

Cilantro lime chicken tacos are full of simple, bright flavors: cilantro, lime juice, garlic and a touch of honey! No sauteeing required (just 15 min prep!), and easy to meal prep.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (roughly 2 lbs; boneless skinless chicken thighs may also be used)
  • 11.5 oz can of corn kernels (drained; 341 mL)
  • 15 oz can of black beans (drained & rinsed; optional)
  • 1 red onion sliced into strips

Sauce

  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • zest of 1 limes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves

To serve (you will just need these ingredients the day you serve)

  • Tortillas 2 small tortillas per person
  • shredded cabbage
  • radish slices
  • greek yogurt

Instructions

  • In the base of a 6 quart slow cooker, place the chicken breasts, corn and onion slices.
  • Using a stand or immersion blender, blend the sauce ingredients and pour over slow cooker contents.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve in tortillas topped with yogurt, shredded cabbage and radish slices

To assemble and freeze:

  • In a gallon sized freezer bag (see note), place the chicken breasts, corn and onion slices.
  • Using a stand or immersion blender, blend the sauce ingredients and pour into the bag.
  • Seal and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw completely and cook as directed above.

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Notes

Chicken breasts or chicken thighs may be used in this recipe.
To freeze- this recipe can be frozen before or after cooking. Either way, store for up to 3 months and thaw before cooking or re-heating.
nutritional info- is for roughly ½ cup of the taco filling (does not include tortillas & toppings)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg