Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Crockpot Cilantro Chicken

Pinterest. How often do I rave about that site??? When someone says they don't get Pinterest or don't see the appeal I admit my first instinct is to scream, "WELL THEN I DON'T GET YOU!!!" and walk away from them. I kid... I kid... (sorta...) but I just don't get how people don't love that site! It has inspired me in the kitchen, in the classroom, at home with my son, and even helped me plan my son's first birthday party (which is coming up soon, totally crazy).

This meal comes from one of my all time favorite Pinterest finds. This blog post (linked below) is for 8 freezer crockpot meals that you can assemble within one hour. I haven't made all 8, but I started with this one for cilantro chicken and was very pleased. Mine turned out way too dry though so I am going to change the directions below to reflect my change for that, but otherwise it was really good. Sometimes simple meals really are the best!

Source: Slightly adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste


Option One: Regular preparation
1- Combine all ingredients in the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Option Two- Freezer meal
1- Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together and zip bag closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. 
2- Cook on LOW for 8 hours (or HIGH for 4 hours). 

Serve with tortillas and toppings such as with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheese.


  1. I spent about an hour on your blog last night--I pinned many good looking recipes. I'm sorry I didn't leave a comment on each post I pinned. Please know I love your blog and am happy to find so many yummy dishes.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. That's so sweet Cindy- I'm glad you found some good recipes to try! Thanks for stopping by!