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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

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


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.



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


  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.


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.


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