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Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken + Video

Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken + Video

Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken + Video

This simple “dump & go” recipe for Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken is packed full of flavor and is perfect for tacos, burritos, taco salads & so much more! With ZERO Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving this recipe is a healthy base for so many Mexican inspired dinners or lunches!

Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

This is a super easy weeknight dinner perfect for those days that you are busy and need something easy. And the flavor is unreal! We served this Cilantro Lime Chicken as a filling for soft tacos with all the fixin’s. Sour cream (yes please!), shredded cheddar cheese (bring it on!), lettuce (you can give mine to the guinea pig) and some fresh cilantro as a garnish (love it!). But you can use this as a filling for burritos, shred it up with a fork and put it on tostadas or even a nice roll for a pulled chicken sandwich.

However you fix it it is YUM!

And this recipe is easily made as a make-ahead-freezer meal as well as you can toss all the ingredients in a large Ziploc style bag and pop into the freezer. Just thaw the bag the night before in the refrigerator and dump the ingredients in your slow-cooker when you are ready to rock & roll!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give a try, be sure to come on back and leave a comment and let us know how it turned out for you!

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This quick and easy crock-pot recipe is a winner for dinner in our house. Simply toss the ingredients together and set it and forget it in the slow cooker. Can also be made as a freezer meal by combining all ingredients in a large gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.

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Crock-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

This quick and easy crock-pot recipe is a winner for dinner in our house. Simply toss the ingredients together and set it and forget it in the slow cooker. Can also be made as a freezer meal by combining all ingredients in a large gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.

In a pinch you can use a package of taco seasoning mix but there is a lot of added salt. With this recipe everything is pretty fresh and that helps keep the sodium content lower. Give this variation a try I think you may like it, and thanks for dropping by with a comment Jeannine!

Making this right now!!!! so far so good, smells delicious, made some homemade pico di gallo to go along with it, added black beans to the recipe and now going to make some saffron rice and slice to fresh avocado to go along side! Thank you for this, I just got my new crock pot and this is the christening dish!

I have been So excited to try this recipe. My husband is a serious cilantro junkie! But who doesn’t love fresh cilantro! I didn’t have any corn on hand so I just skipped it but oh my did this turn out wonderfully! Not too spicy, not too salty. I did add a quarter cup of water because in my massive 6 quart crock pot the liquid level seemed too low ( i am a rookie crock-er though so I am nervous I might break it!) but the flavor was still oh so delicious! I put out all the fixin’s including rice and let the boys make their own burritos.. Every one was happy with This dinner. Even my two year old asked for an extra helping of chicken! Thank you for such a winning recipe! ??

I made this about two weeks ago and just forgot to comment, but this recipe was an instant favorite. The kids at first told me the would refuse to eat it because of the cilantro. I made them promise to at least take one bite, and they each had seconds. I did add an extra lime and *gasp* chopped mushrooms. (don’t tell the kids lol) It was great. We kept the drippings as leftovers and used it as a sauce the next night. Adding a slice or two of avocado made it divine.

Oh my days! I made this recipe as posted and wouldn’t change a thing! It’s so savory and, well, perfect! I served it with mango salsa, shredded romaine lettuce, and feta cheese on corn tortillas. (Served with lime wedges to squeeze on top.) This is a keeper! Heartfelt (or should that be stomach-felt) thanks!

Love this recipe! The only thing changed was omitted the corn, as I’m diabetic and knew I’d be eating this with either corn tortillas or rice (didn’t need the extra carbs).

Plenty of flavor with the cumin, cilantro, and lime juice as directed. Next time may add either a little more salsa or chicken broth, as I want extra liquid when reheating.

And, BTW, this got 2 thumbs up from an extremely picky eater!

I’ve made this dish multiple times, and always with rave reviews.

However, I did modify the recipe a little: I added a bottle of chunky salsa (HOT) and omitted the corn (diabetics in the family).

Easy, delicious meal!

This recipe has become a go-to. I made 2 changes, though: I use the juice & zest of 3 limes instead of 2, & used hot salsa instead. Also omitted the corn for dietary reasons.

3 limes doesn’t overwhelm the taste. I think the additional lime really kicks up the flavor. Additionally, after adding the salsa, I add about 1/2 c. water to rinse out the remaining salsa, and add that to the crockpot. I like having extra liquid in case I decide to put the chicken over brown rice.

I’ve shared this creation with several friends & family, & they all LOVE it!

[…] Pinterest + crock pot = yummy yummy things. I’ve been pretty honest about my Pinterest successes and failures in the past, and tonight’s meal is definitely filed under the success category. I combined two recipes I found on Pinterest and combined them to work for me (originally recipes can be found here and here). […]

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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