A unique meal for your slow cooker! This Coconut Lime Chicken has just the right amount of flavor and is packed with juiciness. It’s super easy to prep and then let it cook all day in the slow cooker!
Bone-in chicken is generally less expensive and more flavorful. It’s healthier, too! The collagen, gelatin, and glycine in the bones helps restore gut health. Current research tells us that a healthy gut is key to a strong immune system.
Bone-in meats are also packed with minerals that we’re all lacking in our diets (calcium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium).
This chicken’s flavor is unique thanks to the coconut milk and pineapple juice. And, it doesn’t get dried out!
Ingredients You’ll Need…
bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
red pepper flakes
coconut milk (canned not refrigerated)
lime juice (fresh or bottled)
How To Make Slow Cooker Coconut Lime Chicken…
Rub chicken with seasoning to coat
Heat olive oil in skillet or multi-cooker
Add chicken and brown on each side
Place chicken in slow cooker
In a mixing bowl, whisk liquid ingredients
Pour over chicken
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low 6-8 hours
There are two ways to brown the chicken. You can brown it in a skillet or multi cooker prior to slow cooking. OR you can wait until it is cooked, then place it on a foil-lined broiler pan and broil for 3-8 minutes. (Keep an eye on it and take it out as soon as it starts browning up.)
Give this dish a gourmet flair! Add fresh limes when serving for more flavor and a beautiful presentation.
Coconut Lime Chicken is great for meal prep! Just remove the skin and pull from the bones. Serve shredded chicken over salads, in wraps, etc.
Pull leftover chicken from the bone and freeze for up to 3 months.