Cilantro Lime Chicken with Black Beans

I was dubious about how this was going to taste, partially because it was the first thing I’d cooked in the crockpot in a loooong time that wasn’t soupy or stewy. It had so little liquid at the end, I figured something must be wrong with it. But it smelled amazing – if you are one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap, this is not the recipe for you!

Cilantro Lime Chicken With Black Beans

It wasn’t as limey as expected, so we did end up putting some extra lime juice on it. Next time I make it, I will definitely increase the amount of lime. What was really cool about this, though, was that we ended up eating it 3 different ways.

Day one: served over rice for 4 adults

Chicken Day 1

Chicken Day 1

Day two: mixed with leftover rice and made into burritos for 2 adults

Chicken Day 2

Chicken Day 2

Day three: mixed with leftover rice and leftover burrito fixings but no tortillas, just re-heated for lunch for 2 adults.

Chicken Day 3

Chicken Day 3

As I’ve mentioned before, I generally dislike beans intensely, but it turns out that black beans in the crockpot, I can eat without gagging. Progress! We really enjoyed this recipe and I’m planning to cook up bag #2 for dinner guests this Friday (spoiler alert if E is reading this!)

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans:
-2 chicken breasts
-1 bunch of fresh cilnatro, chopped
-0.5 red onion, chopped
-1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
-2 cups of frozen corn
-2 tsp minced garlic
-2 tblsps lime juice ((personally, will be adding more next time))
-1 tsp cumin
Place all ingredients in freezer bag. Freeze flat.
Thaw, dump in crockpot.
Cook LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.


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6 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Chicken with Black Beans

  1. Caroline August 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

    I’m curious if you chop the chicken or place breasts whole into the crockpot??

    • hedgedevil August 9, 2013 at 5:11 am Reply

      I put the chicken breasts in whole and then shred them when cooked, before eating.

      • Caroline August 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

        Ok, thanks!!

  2. Hillary May 14, 2015 at 5:34 pm Reply

    The photo of the bag looks like maybe there’s peppers or tomatoes (something red).. any thoughts on adding these?

    • hedgedevil May 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm Reply

      Ooh yea, that’s the red onions. Probably either would taste good – peppers get pretty squishy in the crockpot but if that doesn’t bother you, than go for it! I’d cut them up pretty small though if I was going to make it into burritos. I usually put salsa on top after but you could probably put the tomatoes in at the beginning too. Let us know if you try it!

  3. Kim | Peeled Wellness August 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Looks amazing!

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