Tomato Lime Chicken – Tasty Tuesday!

June 4, 2013 by Michelle

Every once in awhile, I go through a stage where I want to empty my fridge.  I just want to use up the last bits of this and that that I’ve been saving.  I hate when food goes bad, and I would definitely prefer to reinvent the items to create something else yummy.  So you can imagine my dilemma when I searched my fridge the other day and discovered some previously juiced lemon and orange that I had no use for.

It was a day when I was going to be running all day until dinner, which meant I couldn’t simply marinate some chicken – my go to solution – and grill it.  Instead, I decided to keep thinking and see what  I could do with my crockpot instead.  And thus, tomato lime chicken came into being thanks to an overly-stocked pantry.

The big win is that it was really tasty.  Everyone in the family ate it, and my husband requested that it stay in the rotation.  All that from some leftovers that I dumped into a pot?  That’s my kind of dinner some days!

Tomato Lime Chicken plated

Tomato Lime Chicken

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds chicken (mine was frozen, so it’s all good)
2 limes, juiced
1 T orange juice
1 t fajita seasoning (or more if you have children who are more adventurous than mine)
1/2 c cilantro
8 ounces salsa
1/3 c chicken stock

Directions:
Juice your limes.  Add the fajita seasoning, chicken stock, and orange juice to the lime juice and stir to ensure it’s combined.  Chop your cilantro.

Cilantro to be chopped

To chop herbs, roll them like a tube, then chop down the tube once.

Add the chicken to the crockpot, and pour the liquid atop it.  Add the cilantro and then the salsa, being sure to cover the chicken.

Tomato lime chicken in the crock pot before cooking

Cook on low for 4-6 hours.  Use tongs to shred your chicken.

Shredding chicken in the pot with tongs

It will be so tender that it simply falls apart, so no need to remove it from the pot.

Shredded tomato lime chicken

Add more stock to make this a soup and serve with tortilla strips or make into a “taco” by placing the meat onto a tortilla and topping with sour cream.

Tomato lime chicken ready to eat



Tomato Lime Chicken – Tasty Tuesday!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Tomato Lime Chicken – Tasty Tuesday!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, fresh or still frozen
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 t fajita seasoning (or more for a bigger kick)
  • 1/2 c cilantro
  • 8 ounces salsa
  • 1/3 c chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Juice your limes. Add the fajita seasoning, chicken stock, and orange juice to the lime juice and stir to ensure it's combined. Chop your cilantro.
  2. Add the chicken to the crockpot, and pour the liquid atop it. Add the cilantro and then the salsa, being sure to cover the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Use tongs to shred your chicken. It will be so tender that it simply falls apart, so no need to remove it from the pot.
  4. Add more stock to make this a soup and serve with tortilla strips or make into a "taco" by placing the meat onto a tortilla and topping with sour cream.
https://www.honestandtruly.com/tomato-lime-chicken-recipe/

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  • Pat


    This is another great recipe of yours that I have printed out.

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