Slow Cooker Chilli and Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Chilli and Lime Chicken

Throw a few store-cupboard ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, and return to the house later on to a meal which is ready to eat. It doesn’t get easier than that. Simply steam some rice (or use the microwave rice packs which are very convenient) and add some green veggies and you are ready to go.

My slow cooker chilli and lime chicken really is as easy as that. Full of flavour and a rainbow of colour in your pot. If you are short on time, like we all are nowadays, you can still have a delicious, home-cooked meal. I’m all for shortcuts to a healthy meal when I am busy at work and running around with my kids. With slow cooker dishes like this, me and my husband can have a tasty meal waiting for us in the evening, with little or no effort. When I last made this recently, it was a very cold day, and the zingy flavours were just what I needed.

Slow Cooker Chilli and Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Chilli and Lime Chicken

A zesty chicken recipe full of flavour!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 347kcal
Author: bakingqueen74


  • 1 red onion diced finely
  • 1 tsp lazy garlic or 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp lazy ginger chopped, or 2 cm ginger, chopped
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and chopped finely
  • 9 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp veg oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • juice and zest of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • fresh coriander and lime juice to serve


  • Mix all the ingredients except the chicken breasts together in a bowl.
  • Oil the slow cooker pot lightly to prevent sticking.
  • Place three chicken breasts in the pot and the other ingredients on top, mix to cover.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hrs or low for 5-6.


Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped fresh coriander. Delicious with coconut rice (for a quick version of this, use a tin of coconut milk, plus a little water, to cook your rice).
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Slow Cooker Chilli and Lime Chicken

If you like this slow cooker chilli and lime chicken recipe, you may also like my slow cooker chicken saag curry, slow cooker chickpea and paneer curry or my slow cooker chicken pasanda curry. Look out too for my slow cooker vegetable curry, coming soon.


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Oooh, this sounds so good! I love the flavours!! Eb x

Looks absolutely delicious! I came home after a long day’s work only to find I’d forgotten to turn the slow cooker on the other day…if I’d made this chilli and lime chicken in there at the time I might have cried…

Loving the sound of these bright, zingy flavours Lucy!

Wow this sounds so simple yet so delicious. Another fab slow cooker recipe to have in my repertoire 🙂

This looks amazing, I really need to get myself a slow cooker – thanks for sharing x

I’m pescatarian…but my husband isn’t and we both love chilli and lime flavours. I’m also a big fan of slow cooker recipes too, so I might make this for him and put the same marinade on some monkfish to throw in the oven for myself. Thanks!

You are the slow cooker queen! Love the flavours here xx