Saturday, January 29, 2011

slow cooker chipotle-lime chicken

Need a weekday dinner idea?  This chipotle-lime chicken is quick to prepare the night before and super delicious! The flavors are simple but come together amazingly well. The freshness of the lime and avocado is a great compliment to the aroma of cilantro.  Restaurant quality for sure!

The original version of this recipe comes from Robin Miller who has some great slow cooker recipes in her collection!  Her slow cooker jambalaya recipe is one of our favorites!  

Prep Ahead Plan:  Mix all of the ingredients (except the avocado and cilantro) in the slow cooker insert the night before. Turn it on before you head out the door in the morning!

Slow Cooker Chipotle-Lime Chicken
recipe adapted from Robin Miller

1 cup sliced onion
1 cup chopped carrots
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
1 T minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with 1 t sauce from can
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges, for garnish

1. Place the onions and carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker.
2.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place on top of the vegetables.
3. Mix the tomato sauce, lime juice, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce and garlic in a bowl and pour over chicken and vegetables.
4.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve alone or over rice.  Garnish with lime, cilantro and avocado!!!!

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