Wednesday 3 October 2012

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken..........

It seems that Mexican food really is the food of the moment, so I wanted to recreate something for the slow cooker, which I did last night!  It was immense, so happy to share :)

Olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbs chilli powder (I used hot)
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
4 garlic cloves chopped
290g can of chicken broth - I used Morrisons Chicken broth
4-6 boneless free range chicken thighs (could only get breast on this jaunt though so works too)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 limes - leap of faith for me - I don't do citrus but it didn't dominate the taste!
Handful of coriander chopped
1 jalapeno chilli, seeded and chopped

Heat the oil and fry the onion for a few minutes.  Add the spices and garlic and fry for a further 2 minutes!  Add the chicken broth and bring to the boil.

In the meantime, put the chicken pieces into the slow cooker at low, add salt and pepper, squeeze the limes on top and add the coriander and jalapeno, then pour the pan mixture on top - no need to stir!

Cook on low for 5 hours, then shred the chicken with forks and mix the flavours!  I added to tortilla wraps with salsa, soured cream and jalepeno's and was to die for!

Enjoy - and do let me know if you like it!
Annie x


  1. I love mexican food! I've favourited this one. Will let you know how I get on.

  2. Please do, I'll get Chris to get you some salsa and stuff to go with it, his work one is amazing :)

  3. Fajitas are well loved here. Sounds like a great alternative to what we often have :)