This slow cooker recipe was a huge hit with my latest C1 Challenge. This recipe also comes straight from my Simply17 weekly meal plans, too!
This dish can be served in lettuce wraps, homemade cauliflower tortillas, or as a topping over lettuce greens. This is a perfect main entree for the family as non-dieters can use regular tortillas to make tacos or burritos while you have a healthier version. Yes, that’s right! One dinner for the entire family!
Slow Cooker Mexican Cilantro Chicken
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 chicken breasts
1 Jar Low-Sugar Salsa (16 oz)
1/3 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 Limes, juiced
In a small bowl, add the seasonings and mix well.
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle Mexican seasoning over chicken, then cover with salsa, cilantro and lime juice
Cook on high for 4 hours, or 6-7 hours on low.
When chicken is cooked. Remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Add juice from slow cooker to chicken until you reach your desired finish.
Serve chicken as taco wraps, or over bed of lettuce. Be creative with toppings including shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped tomatoes and olives.
Yields 6-8 Servings
Approved for all cycles
Photo courtesy of Wendy Y.
Photo courtesy of Judy H. – Judy made one dinner for the entire family. She chose the healthier route, lettuce wraps, while her husband opted for a regular soft shell for his dinner!