Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken | My Engineered Nutrition

I'm back this week with yet another slow cooker recipe, hoping to make your weekday meal planning that much easier! I posted a photo on my Instagram last week of some chicken nachos I made with this Cilantro Lime Chicken and it was so tasty and only took me 10 minutes to throw together for dinner. Like I said last week with my Slow Cooker Carnitas, Crock Pot meals are SUCH a time saver for me during the week. 

Cilantro Lime Chicken | My Engineered Nutrition

The basic recipe of the Cilantro Lime Chicken does not differ much from the Carnitas. The end product is just as versatile as well. I love having this chicken on hand to throw on a salad, toss on top of nachos, to fill tacos, or even just eat on its own. 

I bring my lunch to work every single day. Mostly because I refuse to spend $15 on a salad, but also because I like to know exactly what I'm eating and ensure it is a healthy choice. I can't tell you how many times people have told me they could never plan as well as me or don't have the time to make lunches. Here is my secret: I don't have time either (shhh) so I make sure I have quick and easy options on hand at ALL times. It isn't rocket science! Crock pot meals take ZERO effort and can cook overnight. I mean come on, how much easier does it get?! No excuses!

Cilantro Lime Chicken | My Engineered Nutrition

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 hours

Servings: 6 (1 serving = 4 oz)


  • 2 lb Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Spice Blend
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp coriander
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Mix together spices in Spice Blend and set aside. Cut the chicken breast into smaller cubes (I aim for 3 pieces per breast). Toss the chicken with the spice blend to evenly coat all sides of the meat. Create a paste from the garlic and lime zest and next coat chicken with paste. 
  2. Transfer the chicken to a Crock Pot and slowly pour the chicken stock and lime juice around the perimeter of the bowl. Try not to pour directly onto the meat - we don't want to rinse away the spices!
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Transfer chicken to a bowl and easily shred with a fork. Toss with chopped cilantro and serve. 

Nutritional info (1 serving = 4 oz cooked chicken)

145 Calories - 30 g Protein, 1 g Carbs, 2.4 g Fat

Posted on August 4, 2015 and filed under Recipes, Chicken.