Salsa Lime Chicken

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I found this recipe on Pinterest.  I'm always looking for new chicken recipes and the fact that this is Tex-Mex... well that is a bonus. 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and shredded lettuce, optional

Directions

  • Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Stir in corn and salsa.
  • Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve in tortillas with sour cream, cheese and lettuce if desired. Yield: 12 tacos.

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I omitted the corn since I didn't have any at the time.  I added cumin, garlic powder and paprika.  I also increased the lime juice.  I juiced 2 limes, don't ask me how much liquid that is.  
I took the chicken out for the boys after shredding.  I also served this over rolls instead of in a taco wrap. 

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We found this a bit watery, but that could because I didn't let it cook in the salsa long enough.  Richard tried it the next day and liked it a lot better.  He also did it in a soft taco wrap and said that was the better way to eat it. 

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I will probably try this again.  I'll use less lime and then let it cook longer in the salsa. 

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4 comments:

  1. I have just regular Salsa chicken in the crock pot right now. It is just frozen chicken breast a jar of salsa mixed with a packet of taco seasoning. I shread it and serve it in soft taco shells just like a taco. So good. It tastes like a chicken fajita actually.

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  2. That looks yummy. We very seldom make the same recipe twice. When I read "lime chicken" I was reminded of marinating chicken in leftover margarita mix. It came out great.

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  3. This looks like a great recipe. Very family friendly. THanks for sharing :)

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  4. Looks and sounds yummy. When I make shredded chicken, I add a bottle of BBQ sauce and cook the chicken in that all day. YUM.

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