These cilantro lime chicken tacos are easily made in the slow cooker for a quick and easy meal. They’re gluten-free, paleo, and AIP with a Whole30 option, and can be made into a freezer meal.

cilantro lime chicken tacos on plate

 

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are some of the most flavorful and scrumptious dinners out there! It’s one of those meals that you would never believe was a slow cooker, set-it-and-forget-it recipe because of how ridiculously delicious it is. These cilantro lime chicken tacos are one of my top go-to recipes on nights when I need a meal that tastes like a restaurant with close to zero effort.. which is most days as a mom of a toddler, if we’re being honest!

These Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos is made free of nightshades, corn, gluten, and dairy, and is made with a healthy and homemade taco seasoning. It is made easily and effortlessly in the slow cooker, and is also an amazing option for freezer meal prep! These Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are gluten-free, Paleo, AIP and can easily be made Whole30 friendly.

The Ingredients for Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

For the Chicken

  • Chicken Breast
  • Onion & Garlic Cloves
  • Chicken Broth
  • Limes
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Omit pepper for AIP.

For the Tacos

  • Tortillas: Use this for AIP. See notes for Whole30 options.
  • Red Cabbage: You can shred it yourself, or buy it pre-shredded to save time.
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro

How to make Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

  • Cook Chicken: Add the chicken, onion, and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with broth, lime juice, and seasonings. Set the slow cooker to low and allow to cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. The chicken should read an internal temperature of 165 F. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and use two forks to fully shred.
  • Finish & Serve: Prepare the tacos by adding the chicken, cabbage, red onion, avocado and cilantro to the tortillas. Serve fresh.

cilantro lime chicken in slow cooker

Can you make this in the instant pot instead?

You can! Use the “poultry” setting on the instant pot instead of the slow cooker.

How do you make this into a freezer meal?

  1. Add all of the slow cooker chicken ingredients to a bag and freeze flat.
  2. Fully defrost before adding to the slow cooker and following the recipe as directed.

slow cooker cilantro lime chicken in freezer bag

What are the different taco shells that you can use?

Can you make these into taco bowls instead of tacos?

For sure! You can make these with cauliflower rice (or real rice if tolerated) to make these into a bowl.

Can this recipe be made Whole30 friendly?

Yes! The cilantro lime chicken and toppings are all Whole30 friendly. Just make sure to use lettuce cups, or turn it into a taco bowl using cauliflower rice.

cilantro lime chicken tacos on plate

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4-6 tacos 1x

Description

These cilantro lime chicken tacos are easily made in the slow cooker for a quick and easy meal. They’re gluten-free, paleo, and AIP with a Whole30 option, and can be made into a freezer meal.


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Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of two limes
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (omit for AIP)

For the tacos

  • 46 tortillas (use this for AIP, see notes for Whole30)
  • 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken, onion, and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with broth, lime juice, and seasonings.
  2. Set the slow cooker to low and allow to cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. The chicken should read an internal temperature of 165 F.
  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and use two forks to fully shred.
  4. Prepare the tacos by adding the chicken, cabbage, red onion, avocado and cilantro to the tortillas. Serve fresh.

Notes

For Whole30 option, omit tortillas and instead use lettuce cups or turn it into a taco bowl using cauliflower rice.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 215
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 20g