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Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chicken

If you're on the lookout for a chicken dinner recipe that's anything but boring, give this Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chicken a try!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 311kcal


  • 3-4 pounds whole chicken
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning blend (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ½ cup chicken broth (optional)


  • Rub seasoning blend all over chicken
  • Heat oil in skillet or multicooker and brown chicken on each side for a few minutes just until it starts to get crispy
  • Squeeze the juice from one lime all over chicken and then carefully pour in tequila and let simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Transfer contents to slow cooker and add a little chicken broth if desired
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 until chicken reaches 165 degrees
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving


Note on seasoning: I used Penzey's Mural of Flavor seasoning but you can use any favorite chicken seasoning blend from your grocery store. Montreal Chicken is always a good choice, too.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.7mg