Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

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Eléna Published: May 26, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Slow cooked until tender and tasty, this lime chicken is flavored with a mixture of spices and herbs for a dish that’s absolutely delicious.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • 2lbschicken thighs,boneless skinless
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • 1tbspcornstarch,mixed with with 1 tbsp cold water


  1. Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add olive oil. In a shallow bowl combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, and pepper.

  2. Rub the seasoning into the chicken on each side. Pan sear in the hot oil until each side is brown. Transfer chicken to slow cooker.

  3. Add the chicken broth and lime juice and cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or High 3 to 4 hours. Right before the chicken is done, carefully remove the chicken and add heavy cream, cilantro, and cornstarch and water and mix well.

  4. Add the chicken back to the slow cooker and continue to cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.

  5. Serve over rice, or quinoa and garnish with additional fresh cilantro.


  • Calories: 484.75kcal
  • Fat: 38.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.83g
  • Fiber: 0.66g
  • Sugar: 2.11g
  • Protein: 27.73g
  • Cholesterol: 177.75mg
  • Sodium: 283.94mg
  • Calcium: 36.21mg
  • Potassium: 459.17mg
  • Iron: 1.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 143.17µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.43mg
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