Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

I love everything about this meal.  Not only was it one of the freezer meals I made a couple of weeks ago, so there was absolutely no work for me last night when I made it, but it's so good and good for you!  I literally took it out of the freezer, peeled off the freezer bag and placed the brick of frozen food into the Crock Pot on high.  That's it.  Yes, at one point I did take a wooden spoon and separate everything after it started to cook, but that was the only time I touched it.  


You can serve it over rice or eat it in tortillas - we did both.  We topped ours with extra cilantro and a squeeze or two of lime juice (my two favorite summertime flavors).  Chopped red onion, sour cream, cheese or salsa would also be great as toppings.


My husband and I are really starting to watch what we eat.  We never really ate a ton of processed foods to begin with, but I'm learning a lot more about clean eating and finding that it's not difficult and it doesn't have to be tasteless!  This dish is amazing - and only calls for chicken, veggies, lime juice, black beans and fresh cilantro.  Serve it with brown rice or wheat tortillas and not only is it yummy, it's so good for you!

Serves 4


Cilantro Lime Chicken

2 large chicken breasts (or 4 small)
Juice from 2 limes 
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons cumin

To prepare as a freezer meal:  place all of the ingredients in a resealable freezer bag.  Seal and shake to mix all of the ingredients together.  Place in the freezer laying flat.  

To prepare from frozen in the Crock Pot:  Place in the fridge 24 hours in advance to thaw and cook on low 8 hours.  Or thaw 1 hour and cook on high for 6-7 hours (I didn't thaw it at all and it took about 6 hours on high). 

Shred chicken and return to the pot to mix everything together.  Serve over rice or in tortillas with additional cilantro, lime juice, sour cream, salsa or other fixings to your taste! 

(Source:  Adapted from Fabulously Frugal)

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