Crock Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 77.0
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.6 mg
  • Sodium: 25.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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Perfect to serve with whole wheat tortillas or over rice. Perfect to serve with whole wheat tortillas or over rice.
Number of Servings: 10


    5 lbs. skinless boneless chicken breast
    2 large onions-chopped
    2 large green bell peppers-chopped

    For juice:
    Lime zest
    4 limes
    2 oz. Tequila
    1/2 cup water
    1 Tbsp Sea Salt
    1/2 Tbsp Coursely ground black pepper
    Pinch of ground cayenne pepper to tast


Put chicken breasts into crock pot frozen. Cover with onions and peppers.

To make juice:

Zest two of the limes into bowl. Set limes aside for juicing.

Juice all four limes - keeping even the pulp.

Mix lime zest and juice and with other ingredients and wisk together.

Pour over ingredients in crock pot.

Set crock pot to low for 8 hours. Toward the end, you will need to stir to shred the chicken.

Serve with tortillas or over brown rice.

Makes 10 4-oz. servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VAHUFFMAN.


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  • Absolutely delicious! Very tender chicken with tons of flavor. A hit with the whole family. Will be making again very soon! - 1/25/16

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    Won't be making this one since I don't drink - 9/11/12

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  • Good but we changed it and made it better by not adding tequila and instead adding crushed pineapple during cooking and after. It really helped balance out the lime and spice. - 3/27/10

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  • Had very little flavor, the chicken was dry and it had a terrible after taste. Followed the recipe to a t. - 11/11/09

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  • This was great! Whole family loved it. Left out tequilla. Added lots of garlic, some cumin and coriander. Served on tortillas, shredded cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. - 1/19/09

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  • Great recipe. I only used 3 limes and also added more cayanne pepper, a little cumin and curry powder for a little added kick. Did not use the tequila this time. Will try doing that when I make it again. - 10/14/08

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  • My hubby and 3.5-year old little girl loved this! So made it great, since I did not have to make a 2nd dinner for them, since most of the time, they don't wont to eat what I am eating, since I am trying to wotch what I eat. Did not use as much of the lime. Used left overs on a salad. Yummy! - 8/25/08

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  • Pretty good. A little too much lime juice...I would cut it down by one lime next time. I might also use low-sodium chicken broth instead of water to add depth of flavor. I added garlic and omitted the green bell pepper. - 8/11/08

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  • Very good and very easy. I loved the lime taste with the children. I wanted to serve it with fresh salsa but couldn't thanks to the contaminated jalepenos. - 8/4/08

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  • It was a huge success with the whole family! - 7/23/08

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  • My family lked it, but they want me to use less limes next time - 7/6/08

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  • YUMMY! I did half a recipe and should have added all the sauce but it was still delicious! Hubby loved it too! - 6/29/08

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  • Wow! Even my picky husband and 5 year old LOVED it! - 6/25/08

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  • Very Good and so easy to make. My husband an dI LOVED this! thanks. - 6/24/08

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  • Sounds great! - 6/8/08

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  • The family loved it. Went well for my low carb needs. Had refried beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce etc & let everyone make their own soft taco/burrito. - 6/2/08

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  • anything we could use instead of tequila? - 5/27/08

    Reply from VAHUFFMAN (6/24/08)
    Sorry, I just noticed your question. Feel free to leave out the tequilla. It just adds a slightly different flavor, but you would be fine without it.

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  • Absolutely delicious! - 5/4/08

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