Thursday, January 20, 2011


If anyone is looking for something easy and delicious for dinner I would absolutely suggest this recipe: 

Slow Cooker Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs

  • Yield: 4 servings


Prep :20 min
Cook: 3 hr 0 min
Total: 3 hr 20 min


  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 pounds skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with 1 teaspoon sauce from can
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


Arrange onion, celery and carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and arrange over vegetables.
In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, lime juice, chipotle chiles with sauce, and garlic. Pour mixture over chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve half of the thighs with this meal (topped with diced avocado and cilantro and garnished with lime wedges) and reserve remaining thighs for another meal. 

The best part of this meal is that it's (1) super easy, (2) you make it in a crock-pot (nuff said, right?) and it's really, really good. 

The only thing I would change is that the recipe originally included a Jamaican rice that was made with scallions, coconut milk and red beans and I would nix it. In fact, I deleted it from the recipe above so consider it nixed. I just felt that it didn't really add to the meal and between the beans and coconut milk it added a lot of calories and fat that you wouldn't miss. So next time, I'm just doing straight brown rice. We topped ours with plenty of avocado and cilantro and wa-laaaa! An easy, delish dinner! 

Jason recently commented on how most of the new recipes I've been trying are very spicy. The recipe above left my lips burning but it was soo good! 

Let me know if any of you try it and what you think! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. You make your meals look so inviting and beautiful. I would eat at your house every night if I lived closer, but I do not know if your Daddy would eat this! I am praying that you are feeling better. We are so sorry that we passed on germs with all of our love this weekend. :)
    Thank you for being such a wonderful big sister to those coming behind you!