Cooking Time:6-8 hours
Ingredients4-6 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
2 handfuls of fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves
1 T. of olive oil
- Wash chicken under cold tap water then dry with paper towels.
- Coat chicken evenly as possible with dry spices.
- In a blender, combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil, mixing until smooth.
- Cut 1 lime in 1/2, dust with chili powder, and place in chicken cavity.
- 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.
- Let chicken marinate overnight…Worth the wait!
- Place chicken in crock along with any marinade.
- Cover and crock on LOW 6 -8 hours.
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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.
This had the house smelling so good while it cooking. This was a great recipe. I will make this again and again.
Can this be done with chicken pieces instead??
Hi Donna, please make all the recipes your own, and change them according to preference or what you have on hand… They will still turn out very good! Happy Crocking!
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.
I am planning to make this tomorrow and was wondering the same. I only have chicken breasts on hand.
Ashley you can make any of the recipes your own, and make them work for you. The chicken breast will work fine. Happy Crocking!
But how much liquid would we need??
I am curious… would cooking it on high for fewer hours work? Or no? If so, how many house would you do it? 4?
Katie if that works for you, you can crock this on High, but usually when a recipe says to crock on low it is because when crocked slow and on low it is best for the chicken to collect all the flavor from the dish. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!