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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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Paleo Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

Pork, Recipes | January 10, 2015 | By

Do you ever crave the smokey stickiness of meat slathered in barbecue sauce? These paleo sliders are better than the “real” thing! The paleo barbecue sauce and buns are a little labor intensive but make them ahead of time and you’ll have a quick and delicious meal waiting for you when you get home from work!

Paleo Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
Serves 6
Satisfying and savory pulled pork in every paleo bite!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
For the paleo barbecue sauce
  1. 1 1/2 cups of beef stock
  2. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  3. 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  4. 1/4 honey
  5. 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  6. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  7. 1 tsp liquid smoke
  8. 2 tsp paprika
  9. 1 tsp chili powder
  10. 1 tsp onion powder
  11. 1/2 tsp cumin
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  13. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  14. 1/2 tsp black pepper
For the paleo buns
  1. 1 cup tapioca flour
  2. 1/3 cup almond flour
  3. 1/4 coconut flour
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  7. 1 tsp honey
  8. 1/4 cup almond milk
  9. 2 eggs, whisked
  10. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  11. sesame seeds
For the pulled pork
  1. 2 - 2 1/2 lbs of pork shoulder
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 1 tbsp chili powder
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp of garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp of onion powder
  8. 1 tsp of black pepper
  9. 1 tsp of cumin
  10. 1 tsp of paprika
  11. 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  12. 1/2 tsp oregano
To make the paleo barbecue sauce
  1. Simmer the beef stock and garlic together in a saucepan on low for 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk the tomato paste, honey, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper together in the saucepan.
  3. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
To make the paleo buns
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Mix the tapioca flour, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda and flax seeds together in a small bowl.
  3. Mix eggs, honey and almond milk together in another small bowl.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the melted coconut oil and stir. Let the batter rest for 3-5 minutes in the refrigerator then stir again.
  6. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter and place mound on cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until edges are golden.
  9. Remove from oven and cool then cut the bottom third of each bun to create a top and bottom.
To make the pulled pork
  1. Turn crock pot on low.
  2. Chop onion and garlic and add to crock pot.
  3. Combine chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and oregano and rub on all sides of the pork roast.
  4. Place pork roast in the crock pot and pour 1 cup of paleo barbecue sauce over the pork roast.
  5. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Remove pork from the crock pot and scoop out loose onions to set aside.
  7. Strain remaining liquid (1-2 cups).
  8. Shred pork and place back into empty crock pot with the loose onions.
  9. Add 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce, stir and simmer on low for 30 more minutes.
  10. Place pork on paleo buns and top meat with extra barbecue sauce.
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