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Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Shredded Chicken

The cilantro flavor infuses into the chicken as it cooks all day. Perfect for using in your favorite Mexican chicken dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Keyword: slow cooker cilantro-lime shredded chicken
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs
  • Couple garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper


  • Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Once cooking is complete, use 2 forks to pull the chicken apart. Pull out any long cilantro stems, if necessary.
  • Serve Cilantro-Lime Shredded Chicken in favorite chicken recipes.
  • (Portion out chicken into meal size portions and place in plastic freezer baggies and freeze for future use.)