Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken – An easy slow cooker chicken breasts recipe! Chicken simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

This is good, you guyyys! So, so good!

Hi Hi pals! I’ve come to interrupt your Sunday shenanigans for a moment! Hope you don’t mind, but I come with a perfect chicken recipe that is going to blow you away! I promise.

Now, you know I love my slow cooker so, so much, but what happened here was a little accident that led to a delicious, tasty, and dang good Garlic Lime Chicken. Let’s discuss.

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

So. Last week I decided to dust off my pressure cooker and start practicing and testing a few recipes. 4 of them, to be exact. This was my first recipe to test.

Everything was going well; prepping, arranging, closing the lid… all that jazz was perfect, BUT because I’m a rookie, the results were a hot. mess. Literally.

When I went to release the pressure by slowly turning the lid, all the sauce that was inside the cooker just exploded. My ceiling, my kitchen cabinets, my counter tops! UGH! It was everywhere and it took me a good hour to clean up everything.  Clearly, I did not read the manual, as usual, and so, you live and learn.

I then decided to go back to my trusted and well known crock pot to do the job.

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC LIME CHICKEN

  • Let’s start with our sauce. What we have is a saucy, tangy and garlicky lime juice mixture with liquid aminos (in place of soy sauce), a bit of worcestershire, some sesame oil, and lots o’ garlic. 2 big cloves or 4 normal sized. Keeping it simple and supreme.

Here’s how the rest of our garlic lime chicken is gonna go down:

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

  • We’re going to pour that sauce over the chicken and some carrots. Then, we close the lid, set the crock pot to cook, and that is it.

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

The results are fresh, exciting, vibrant and wonderful. Garlic + Lime just go together like mac and cheese. Cops and robbers. Lock and key!

What I am trying to say is that the combination of bright citrus with garlic is just amazing, and when you add all the other ingredients, it’s an easy balance of tangy, sweet, and bright. You’ll see.

If I were you, I’d get on making this garlic lime chicken right away. Lazy Sundays go best with slow cooked dinners. Just arrange everything in the crock pot, set it on LOW or HIGH, and walk away. Let this amazingness come together low and slow.

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

ENJOY!

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Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!

Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken - Chicken breasts simmered in an amazing garlic and lime mixture, and cooked to a tender perfection!
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 4 large carrots , cut into a few big pieces (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 to 3 whole limes)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon light worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • toasted sesame seeds , for garnish (optional)
  • fresh cilantro , for garnish (optional)
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli florets (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and arrange on the bottom of your slow cooker insert.
  • Arrange carrots over the chicken. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine lime juice, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and garlic; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour over chicken and veggies; close with a lid.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl and whisk cornstarch into the liquid until well combined.
  • Stir the cornstarch mixture back into the slow cooker.
  • Continue to cook on high until the sauce thickens, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Garnish chicken with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro.
  • Serve over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.

Nutrition

Calories: 210 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 27 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 838 mg | Potassium: 778 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 7205 IU | Vitamin C: 62.6 mg | Calcium: 54 mg | Iron: 1.1 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crock pot chicken, garlic chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken, slow cooker chicken breasts, slow cooker chicken recipe
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27 comments on “Crock Pot Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe”

  1. I used my insta pot!

    Had some leftover caramalized onions so I put those as bottom layer.
    Topped with chicken tenders.
    Topped with broccoli florets and baby carrots.
    Topped with some fresh cilantro.
    Topped with the sauce ( used soy sauce, no aminos) and I had whisked the cornstarch into the sauce already.
    Closed the pot and set for 12 minutes.
    After the cooking ended I let it sit for 10 minutes or do, then released the pressure in small bursts.
    The result is amazing. A little too salty so maybe more lime and less soy next time.
    And the broccoli a little too mushy. I’ll steam that separate next time.
    Served over udon noodles. Topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
    Delicious. I’ll try this again!

  2. Sorry to say, but this is inedible. Chicken breast cooked to the point of tastelessness. Broccoli gray, mushy, and smelly in the worst way. We cooked it on low for 6 hours. Perhaps if we tried 4 hours on low, adding the carrots at the beginning and the broccoli for the last hour, it might have been palatable. But the combo of broccoli and lime didn’t really work in any case.

    1. Hey Steve, just in case you haven’t realized your mistake yet, as a few people on here have also made the same mistake, you don’t put the broccoli in the crockpot. It’s an optional side dish. Read a recipe more carefully before leaving bad reviews.

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    Maryanne | the little epicurean

    Sorry to hear about your pressure cooker experience. I’m terrified of them. I like the slow cooker a whole lot more! 🙂

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