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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 171: Slow Cooker (crock-pot) Garlic Lime Chicken

Click here to get this easy recipe that I've made dozens of times.  Still remains one of my faves.

This had excellent flavor! I loved it and so did Greg. The cooktime was WAY too long though (Note: I've since changed the cooktimes in the above recipe). I noticed and switched it to warm, luckily. It is really important to watch the time if you are using chicken breasts. The boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook fast and they dry out and get tough if they are left in the crockpot too long. For crockpot cooking, I prefer the chicken thighs and bone-in chicken. It stays moist and is very tender when serving. Before I started cooking this year I don't think I had ever bought bone-in chicken or anything other than the frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts. As I have expanded my recipes and noticed sales at grocery stores, I have switched to using other cuts of chicken and have loved them. I highly recommend trying something new if you haven't in a long time. It can also be a lot less expensive, as well. Anyhow, if you use chicken thighs for this recipe I give it 5 stars. If you use chicken breasts I give it 4 stars.

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  1. It looks delicious! I think I'll try it out this Sunday.

  2. I definitely want to try this.

  3. We had it for dinner tonight and it really was delicious! So easy to make, and so good. I used boneless skinless thighs and cooked it on high for 2 hours and low for 2 hours. They were perfect! Thanks.

  4. Thanks for the info about breasts vs. thighs. Do you recommend not putting them together in the same crockpot meal? Or can that be done successfully?

  5. I made this with chicken breasts and served it over rice. The chicken was deliciously moist and flavorful, although it bordered on too salty. We couldn't use the sauce at all because of the saltiness. Any tips? Are you supposed to use the sauce when serving?

    1. Anonymous1/11/12 20:01

      Maybe try using low sodium soy sauce? Or a mix of low sodium chicken broth and soy sauce??

  6. yes, I would use a low sodium soy sauce...that would probably help a lot!

  7. Hmm, I actually did use the low sodium soy sauce when we made it. But next time we do it, I'll mix it with chicken broth as was suggested. Thanks!