Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken drumsticks cook just a few hours in the slow cooker. So simple, yet so tasty!
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken drumsticks cook just a few hours in the slow cooker. So simple, yet so tasty!

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I am honored to share this recipe with you. It is one of the many recipes found in my friend's new cookbook, The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms by Sarah Olson

I have been a fan of Sarah's blog, The Magical Slow Cooker, for some time now, so I was thrilled when she asked me to review her cookbook! Y'all! You NEED this book! It has everything from breakfast to dessert ALL made in the slow cooker! I truly had no idea you could make such a variety of delicious recipes in the slow cooker! Imagine having nearly 100 easy recipes your family will gobble up! With very little prep time, Sarah's recipes are made for busy moms!

I had a difficult time choosing which recipe to feature in my post. Should I go with a delicious breakfast recipe such as The Raisin Bread French Toast Casserole? Or maybe a new appetizer recipe for Madison's upcoming graduation like the Italian Beef Sliders? How about a dessert recipe like the Peach Cobbler? I couldn't decide!! I enlisted Don's help, but he just wanted me to make everything haha

Recently, I started eating low-carb, so I decided to stick to my diet and enjoy the Cilantro Lime Chicken. Cilantro and lime is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos, and I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes, so this was a perfect choice!
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken drumsticks cook just a few hours in the slow cooker. So simple, yet so tasty!

There is very little prep time for this recipe. It took me less than 10 minutes to get everything in the slow cooker and turn it on! How awesome is that?! The chicken cooked for 2 1/2 hours and then I put it in a 500°F oven for about 10 minutes to brown the drumsticks. So easy!!

The chicken is crispy on the outside and fall-off-the-bone tender - just the way I like it!
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken drumsticks cook just a few hours in the slow cooker. So simple, yet so tasty!
Thank you for the wonderful cookbook, Sarah! I can't wait to work my way through the rest of the recipes!! Don thanks you too! He is super excited and can't wait to see what I make next <smile>
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken drumsticks cook just a few hours in the slow cooker. So simple, yet so tasty!
Buy Sarah's book to experience the magic of your slow cooker every day of the week!


Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Life Tastes Good
Published 04/30/2015
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 small limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds chicken drumsticks

Instructions

  1. Juice the limes into a 6 quart slow cooker. Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the chicken drumsticks and stir to coat the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours, without opening the lid during cooking time.
  4. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and using tongs, place the drumsticks on the foil. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until nicely browned. Turn the drumsticks halfway through baking time. Serve with juices from the slow cooker and enjoy!
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 2 hrs. 40 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 45 mins.

Tags: Slow Cooker, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Chicken Drumsticks, Cookbook, The Magical Slow Cooker, Easy, Recipes, Dinner, Low-Carb, Diet

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Marion! Thank you so much for making a recipe from my book. My family loves this chicken recipe. :)

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    1. It was my pleasure! Thank you for sending me the book. I will treasure it forever :)

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  2. I love cilantro lime chicken and your looks AMAZING! I'm dying to eat it right off the computer screen! I need to try this out!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! It's easy enough to make any night of the week, that is for sure :)

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  3. I loved Sarah's cookbook! This recipe looks like a must try!! Love the flavors!

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    1. There are so many wonderful recipes! Thanks, Sheena, it really is delicious and so, so easy!

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  4. These look so good, hard to believe the prep is only 10 minutes! I am going to be making these soon. I love Sarah's cookbook. I too saw a lot I have to try!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen! I think the prep was even under 10 minutes! It was so quick. I just love this recipe :)

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  5. It looks great and easy. One question is this with skin on or off?

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    1. Thanks, Gina! I leave the skin on. It adds to the flavor and crisps up in the oven before serving.

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  6. Thanks for such wonderful recipe. Yeah, skin brings more flavor :) I tried lime chicken but that recipe was somehow not that easy like yours ;) will surely try your recipe this weekend.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, Nichole. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Can you make this with a whole chicken? If so, for how long?

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    1. I haven't cooked a whole chicken in the slow cooker, but in Sarah's book she has a recipe for a whole chicken and cooks it on low for 6 hours. I hope that helps :) Thanks for the question ~Marion

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  8. Do you think I could do the slow cooker 5 hours on low and then still bake for crispiness?

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    1. Rachel, I haven't tried these on low, but I think that would work. The problem you might run into is if they are so tender they might fall apart on you when trying to move them to a baking sheet to put under the broiler, but definitely give it a go. I'd love to hear how it works for you!

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    2. I have done this on low for 5-6 and still was able to put them in the oven :) came out just as yummy!

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    3. This is good to hear, Crystal! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  9. I was looking for healthy and easy recipes to make,and glad I came across this one. My kids and I loved it! Guess I'll be making it again soon. Thank you

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  10. Can you use frozen drum sticks? If so what times and temperature would I need to change?

    Thank you

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    1. Hi Brad, I would recommend thawing the drum sticks first. Frozen ones will add more liquid into the recipe as they thaw and that would water down the sauce. I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by ~Marion

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  11. My drumsticks were still raw at 2.5 hours on high. Not sure if my drumsticks were bigger or what but I think it took over 4 hours. I wonder if I did something wrong

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    1. Lisa, they definitely should have been done. Did you thaw the chicken or cook from frozen? Frozen chicken would need more time in the slow cooker. That is really the only thing that I can think of that would cause the chicken to not be done, unless your slow cooker is maybe not heating properly or the lid was not on securely. It's really difficult to diagnose.

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  12. Does it help to marinade the chicken the night before? I am making this for a dinner party tomorrow and it's my first time trying this dish

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    1. Kajal, I don't recommend marinating as it alters the texture of the meat and not in a good way. I hope everyone enjoys this dish as much as we do!

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