Need a tasty yet inexpensive and easy Crock Pot chicken thighs recipe? This Garlic Lime Chicken will do the trick. It is a toss it in the pot and forget it meal. The slow cooked recipe also uses bone in chicken thighs, an inexpensive cut of poultry.
Garlic Lime Chicken
This simple slow cooker recipe is likely to become a go-to in your recipe repertoire. It’s a super easy dinner to make, with very minimal prep work and the crock pot does the rest for you. Bone-in chicken thighs are a great budget friendly choice and I use them a lot to make organic chicken more affordable for my family. The thighs also hold up very well to long slow cooking without getting dry.
This is not the first time I’ve teamed lime with chicken thighs. See here >> Lime Glazed Chicken Thighs
Garlic Lime Chicken, Crock Pot Chicken Thighs Preparation
Here is a quick visual guide to making this slow cooker chicken thigh recipe. Printable recipe card is found below.
Here are the ingredients for the recipe. Chicken thighs on the bone are used rather than chicken breasts, since they work better in the crock pot and are a more frugal choice. Chicken broth and fresh garlic and lime are also used. The dish is seasoned with herbs, salt and pepper. Salt is not listed in ingredients below, as it may not be necessary if your broth is salty (I used reduced sodium broth in my home).
Add chicken and broth to the slow cooker, then squeeze lime juice into the pot.
If you want more color on your chicken, sear the thighs in a skillet until golden brown before adding to the cooker. This will add a little flavor, but the dish still comes out well without the added step and extra pan to clean.
Add butter, thyme and pepper to the crock pot. Cover and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours.
This is what the Garlic Lime Chicken looks like when done. At this point taste to see if any added salt is needed.
Garlic Lime Chicken Thighs are prepared in the crock pot. An easy dinner that in budget friendly and delicious.
- 4 bone-in chicken thighs
- 1 lime
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- chopped fresh parsley or cilantro optional garnish
- Place chicken in a slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth and queeze juice of 1 lime on top of chicken.
- Add the garlic, thyme and pepper in slow cooker.
- Dot with 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Heat on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8.
- Serve over rice. Top with some of the chicken broth froth the pot and fresh chopped parsley or cilantro.
Cooking time may vary slightly based on size of thighs and your individual slow cooker. The variance should not be much more than 30 minutes though.
Nutrition information based on standard sized chicken thighs. Does not include rice if served over that.