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slow cooker cilantro lime chicken with beans and corn

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


From freezer to slow cooker, this Cilantro Lime Chicken is your answer to an easy dinner! Take a few minutes to combine a few ingredients, and then freeze them until you need an easy dinner.



  • 3 chicken breasts (about 8 oz each)
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Combine the chicken, corn, black beans, bunch of cilantro, red onion, lime juice, garlic and cumin in a freezer safe ziplock bag. Label and freeze.
  2. When ready to cook, spray the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Empty the contents of the bag into the slow cooker. Move the chicken into a single layer as much as possible.
  4. Cook on low, just until the chicken is cooked through, 4-6 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
  5. When the chicken is cooked, remove just the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using 2 forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Add in the 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup cilantro and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve the chicken over rice or with tortillas.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline. Nutritional information doesn’t include rice or tortillas for serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 308 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 49 mg

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