Spicy Lime Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
I've been turning this spicy lime chicken into tacos for years, but it was my son Austin who put it on cooked rice with all his favorite taco toppings. A family favorite was created out of leftovers! —Christine Hair, Odessa, Florida
Spicy Lime Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 4)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine broth, lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, about 3 hours.
  2. Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with 2 forks; return to slow cooker. Stir in lime zest. Serve with cilantro if desired.

Test Kitchen Tip
  • It's easy to turn this into a burrito bowl: Simply mix shredded chicken with hot cooked rice and any combination of rinsed and drained black beans, cooked fresh corn, quartered cherry tomatoes, cotija cheese, chopped avocado, fresh cilantro leaves and chunky salsa.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 132 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.