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** Slow Cooker Paleo Cilantro Lime Chicken

Paleo Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Cooking Time:

    6-8 hours
  • Servings:



4-6 lb. Whole Chicken, free range.
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cayenne
1/2 c. lime juice
1 lime
2 handfuls of fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves
1 T. of olive oil


  1. Wash chicken under cold tap water then dry with paper towels.
  2. Coat chicken evenly as possible with dry spices.
  3. In a blender, combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil, mixing until smooth.
  4. Cut 1 lime in 1/2, dust with chili powder, and place in chicken cavity.
  5. Place bird in large enough plastic zip bag or crock pot liner bag and pour wet marinade over it, making sure to coat all of the bird.
  6. Let chicken marinate overnight…Worth the wait!
  7. Place chicken in crock along with any marinade.
  8. Cover and crock on LOW 6 -8 hours.

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10 years ago

This recipe is the best. Simple and easy. Not too many ingredients. The overnight marinade really makes it. Don’t forget to put the lime in the chicken cavity.

10 years ago

This had the house smelling so good while it cooking. This was a great recipe. I will make this again and again.

10 years ago

Can this be done with chicken pieces instead??

10 years ago

If I use chicken pieces, how much liquid do I need in the crock pot? I have a 6 qt programmable and I know they say fill 1/2-3/4….and I just don’t want to mess it up since I will be at work.

10 years ago
Reply to  Donna

I am planning to make this tomorrow and was wondering the same. I only have chicken breasts on hand.

10 years ago

But how much liquid would we need??

10 years ago

I am curious… would cooking it on high for fewer hours work? Or no? If so, how many house would you do it? 4?

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