Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied in half
  • 1/4 of an onion, minced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (or 1 tsp dried cilantro)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  1. Place the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Top with chicken.
  3. Top the chicken with all other ingredients except the half and half and corn starch.
  4. Cut the lime in half and juice one of the halves into the slow cooker. It should be about 1 Tbsp of lime juice.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours (or medium for 6, low for 8)
  6. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and cover to keep warm.
  7. In a small sauce pan, whisk together the corn starch and half and half.
  8. Heat over medium heat, whisking often until it bubbles and thickens, and then add in the butter and whisk it in as it melts.
  9. Add the thickened half and half to the liquid in the slow cooker and blend well.
  10. Close the lid and let the sauce cook for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve chicken. Top with sauce and garnish with additional cilantro and lime wedges from the other half of a lime.
Recipe by Lauren Greutman at