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Slow Cooker Paleo Cilantro Lime Chicken

Chicken, Recipes | January 23, 2015 | By

Cooking chicken in a slow cooker is delightful. Cooking chicken that has been marinating in this cilantro lime marinade for hours is mind blowing. Each bite of this chicken is full of flavor, fall-off-the bone tender….and healthy! Pop this bird in the slow cooker in the morning and dinner is ready by the time you get home.

Slow Cooker Paleo Cilantro Lime Chicken
Serves 4
A slow cooked tender chicken in a cilantro lime marinade.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
  1. 1 6 to 8 pound free-range organic whole chicken (without giblets and brined preferred)
  2. 1 lime
  3. ½ cup lime juice
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  5. 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  6. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 1 tbsp chili powder
  8. 1 tbsp paprika
  9. 1 tbsp cayenne powder
  10. 1 tsp cumin
  11. 1 tsp garlic powder
  12. 1 tsp salt
  13. 1 tsp black pepper
  1. Wash and clean chicken then dry thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, paprika, cayenne powder, cumin and garlic powder together.
  3. Rub the spices all over the chicken and ensure the entire bird is covered.
  4. Poke holes into the lime with a fork and cover with additional chili powder. Place lime in the cavity of the chicken.
  5. Combine lime juice, olive oil, fresh cilantro and garlic in a blender until well blended.
  6. Puncture chicken a few times with a knife then place in a large ziplock bag.
  7. Pour blender contents over the chicken, making sure that the marinade covers the entire chicken (including under the skin).
  8. Marinate chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
  9. Place chicken with any leftover marinade in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
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