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Slow cooker spicy lime chicken – townie

I threw this in the crockpot last week… Sounded pretty good…. It came out ok. Nothing super great! The thyme in the rice really overpowered everything. Wonder what it would have tasted without it?

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Spicy Lime Chicken with Coconut Rice
adapted from foodnetwork

Ingredients

1 cup sliced onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
3-4lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 can tomato w/lime & cilantro (ro-tel)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions

Put onion, celery and carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Season chicken with salt and pepper and arrange over vegetables.
In a medium bowl, whisk together tomatoes, lime juice, and spices, and garlic. Pour mixture over chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve topped with diced avocado and cilantro and garnished with lime wedges.

FOR THE RICE
2 cups rice
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, coconut milk, water, thyme, and lime zest. Place pan over high heat and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
Fold in scallions and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. Pingback: Slow cooker Spicy lime chicken « ilonaskitchen

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