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Just In Time for Graduation Visitors: Cilantro Lime Chicken

If you are trying to think of a healthy, simple but delicious dinner idea to serve company for graduation events, Chef Shell can help.

DUBLIN, CA Chef Shell the Dinner Belle's Cilantro Lime Chicken Photo credit: Autumn Johnson
DUBLIN, CA Chef Shell the Dinner Belle's Cilantro Lime Chicken Photo credit: Autumn Johnson




Graduation can be a busy, bittersweet time for families. If you have company in town for graduation and you are in need of a fast, versatile meal to serve your guests and simplify your night, Chef Shell the Dinner Belle offers this easy meal idea.  

Cilantro Lime Chicken  
  • 3-4 lbs of skinless boneless chicken pieces (thighs or breasts or both) 
  • 1 Package of taco seasoning, your favorite brand
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro (put more in if you like) 
  • 1 Jar of green salsa verde (14-24 oz) 
Place chicken in slow cooker.

Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken then pour entire jar of salsa over chicken, sprinkle cilantro and squeeze lime over chicken.

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken can be shredded with two forks.  

Put meat into taco shells or over a nice green salad. Enjoy.

Follow Chef Shell's blogs on Patch and watch her videos to get easy, healthful ideas for feeding your family.


Shannon June 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Ugh cilantro is so vile and inedible.
Sara Gehring Mannal June 06, 2013 at 12:24 AM
This recipe is just what a busy working mother needs. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Dave June 06, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Looks like Chef Shell has been trolling Kraft.com. That's where I got this recipe.
Pleasanton Mom June 06, 2013 at 10:30 PM
If you are going to post recipes from a chef, can we not do them "semi home made" style? Let's save the processed crap for Sandra Lee. We live where ingredients for salsa verde from scratch are so easy to come by and inexpensive to boot. And packaged taco seasoning? Why not give us a recipe that utilizes more fresh herbs and not some pre packaged garbage. I'm not a trained chef and I could have done better than this.

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