It all started when I planned to make THIS Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken recipe for dinner. However, I quickly realized someone had finished off my lemon juice. It's hard to make lemon chicken without the lemon. I did, however, have lime juice.
OK... I can make this work. Although plain ol' lime chicken sounded a little bit... um, boring. And a whole lotta lime-ish. What could I do to make this better?
I decided to add some chili powder and cilantro. Chili Lime Chicken. That's a thing. Right? Well, if it wasn't before - it is now!
It turned out to be quite tasty. I know this, not just because I ate it myself - but because the Man of the House told me so.
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup chicken broth (fat free, low sodium)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup flour ( option: use corn starch for gluten free)
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons dried cilantro
Place chicken thighs in slow cooker.
Combine broth, juice, flour, cumin, chili powder and cilantro - stirring with a whisk. Pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
I served it over brown rice with steamed broccoli and avocado slices. Yummy!
Have you ever had to make last minute changes to a recipe?