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Crock-Pot Barbecue Lime Chicken Recipe
This simple 3 ingredient recipe will have your mouth smiling with the bright pop of flavor of lime zest and juice that pairs perfectly with barbecue sauce. Serve in buns, rolls or as a wrap for dinner or lunch any day of the week! Even better, this recipe can be made into a slow cooker freezer meal!
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
4 – 6Hours On LOW
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
4 – 6Hours On LOW
Ingredients
  • 2Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs
  • 16Ounces Bottled Barbecue Sauce
  • 2Medium LimesZested And Juiced
Instructions
  1. Place the boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs in the bottom of a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. In a small mixing bowl mix together the barbecue sauce, lime zest and lime juice together quickly and then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken in cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  4. Remove chicken pieces from slow cooker and place on a plate and shred the meat using 2 forks.
  5. Return shredded chicken back to sauce in the slow cooker and stir quickly to combine meat with sauce.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Freezer Meal Notes: Add chicken breasts or thighs to a gallon sized zippered freezer bag, add barbecue sauce, lime juice and lime zest. Lay bag on a flat surface and push extra air out of bag and zip seal. Squish the bag a little bit with your hands to mix the lime into the barbecue sauce. Label bag with recipe name, ingredients and cooking instructions

Freezer Meal Cooking Instructions: Place bag on a plate in refrigerator and let thaw (at least partially) overnight – OR – place frozen bag in a sink of cold water for 1 hour until the ingredients in bag is┬ápartially thawed. Dump contents of freezer bag in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours if fully thawed or 5 to 7 hours if partially thawed or until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink inside. Remove chicken pieces from slow cooker and place on a plate. Shred chicken meat with two forks and place shredded chicken back into slow cooker. Stir quickly to coat chicken with sauce and serve.

Nutrition information is for the meat only and does not include any buns, wraps, etc. that you may serve it on.

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