Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creamy Lime Chicken and Peppers

I love a good crockpot meal, don't you?  This one does require a saute pan briefly before it's done but it's worth it. To get that creaminess, it's totally worth it.

I would have liked to use a green pepper along with this but alas, no green peppers in the frig this day.  *sigh* 

I rather thought it looked like tortilla soup at one point. 

I shredded the chicken but you certainly could leave yours in tenders.  I tend to overcook everything so I think when I stirred it, I didn't have a choice BUT to have shredded as the meat just fell apart.  Mmmmm...  Just how I like it.

You could add cooked pasta right to your crock pot and serve it up that way if you'd like.  I liked it as a sauce.  That way I could put it over steamed broccoli and just a bit of pasta to keep the calories down. 

Creamy Lime Chicken and Peppers Slow Cooker Recipe
Adapted from Recipe Shoebox

2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 Tbs. lime juice, divided
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 red pepper, cut into long strips
1 green pepper, cut into long strips
1 yellow pepper, cut into long strips
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour, divided
1 cup half-and-half

Combine garlic, broth, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, soy sauce, chicken, red onion, and peppers in slow cooker.  Stir to coat chicken.  Cook on low for about 4 - 5 hours or until it's done and able to shred.
In a large skillet, melt butter over low heat.  As soon as butter is melted sprinkle in 1/4 cup of flour.  Stir with wire whisk.  Slowly add in half and half and stir with whisk.  Take a measuring cup and dip it in the slow cooker and get about 1/2 cup of the liquid.  Pour it into the skillet.  Add in the rest of the flour (another 1/4 cup) and stir.  Get more liquid from slow cooker (exact measurements not important) and add it into the creamy mixture.   Add in the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice to the cream mixture.
Pour sauce over the contents of the slow cooker.  Stir to combine.  Shred chicken if you want and stir. Pour chicken and sauce over veggies, rice or pasta. 

One Year Ago...

Freezer Cooking:Ground Turkey


  1. Did it have an Asian flavor or Tex Mex flavor? It looks good, but you know my hubby wouldn't touch the peppers :(

  2. This looks similiar to a recipe that my guy has requested except what he wants is a tequila based sauce. This is a dish I'd love to try. Looks so delicious.

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  5. Debbi, this sounds absolutely wonderful - I like the idea of using it like a sauce! :D

    But really?? All those onions?! Hee hee.

  6. Oooh, that looks delicious! I'm always looking for good crockpot recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. that sounds so yummy:) wish im having this for dinner tonight!

  8. This looks so fabulous! I love Peppers!Thanks so much for linking this up this week to Made it on Monday!


  9. Wow-this looks fabulous! And I think I may actually be able to convince the kids and hubby to eat it too. ;) Thank you!!!

  10. Your creamy lime chicken and peppers looks wonderful, Debbi. Thank you for sharing another yummy recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

  11. Yum! I think I might try this one for dinner tonight. It looks so delicious in the pictures :D

  12. I made this tonight and it was a huge hit. My son ate three helpings so I'll be making it again.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  13. Apparently this is an old recipe of yours but new to me. I made this over the weekend and it was soooooo good. I added some cajun creole seasoning on top and I just want to lick the bowl.

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