Summertime is such a great season… it is full of sun, fun, and more activities than we can count. The days are longer, but somehow it feels like we have less time in each day. The first thing that suffers in our house when we run out of time is dinner planning. When we’ve got activities, parties, and naps- it’s hard to prepare and cook dinner. And with the stove and oven heating up the already hot house? No thanks! I rely on the crockpot so much in the summertime just because of how easy it is. So here is a fantastic new recipe for you to try- crockpot cilantro lime chicken!
This chicken is sweet and savory, with a bit of a kick. It’s got a lot of great flavors mixed together, and if you make coconut lime quinoa with it, then it really takes it up a notch! (The quinoa is not technically paleo, so if you are avoiding grains, skip it).
This crockpot cilantro lime chicken is perfect for mixing up ahead of time (you can even freeze it!), and then dumping in the crockpot to let it cook. If you put it in at lunch time, then it’s ready for dinner and your family has a great, healthy meal ready for them. Seriously, what did people do before crockpots?
Alternatively, if you want to speed up the cooking process, you can cook this in an instant pot. Just put it in, press Poultry, high pressure, and cook for 18 minutes!
Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken
This cilantro lime chicken is the perfect fusion of flavors and so easy to make!
- 2 lbs cubed chicken breast
- 1 bag frozen sliced bell peppers
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 can diced tomatoes w/green chiles
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 onion chopped
Combine everything in crockpot, and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Alternatively, put in the Instant Pot and press "Poultry", make sure it's on high pressure, and cook for 18 minutes.
This paleo crockpot cilantro chicken was a big hit with my husband. The little ones did like it, but I think they would eat more if I cut back on the cilantro a little bit. Even so, can’t beat this recipe. 5 minute prep time, and then dinner is cooking for you!
What is your favorite summertime crockpot meal?