Slow cooker cilantro lime chicken for tacos & taquitos
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Slow cooker cilantro-lime chicken for tacos/taquitos

The recipe is enough for around 12-15 taquitos, fairly well filled.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Mexican
Keyword: slow cooker recipe, taco filling
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 lb 2oz/ 500g chicken - a mix of white and brown meat best
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup water or light stock
  • A handful of cilantro/coriander leaves roughly torn


  • Roughly chop the chicken.
  • Put all ingredients in to the slow cooker and cook on low for around 4-6 hours.
  • Allow to cool slightly then take the pieces of chicken from the cooker and shred with two forks. Add a little liquid from the cooker to moisten and either use immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.