Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Lime Chicken with Couscous #CrockPotRecipes

slow cooker lime chicken

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Today I am going to share my favorite Crock-Pot® slow cookerLime Chicken. This recipe is so easy to make and you can likely already find most of the ingredients right in your pantry.  I cook the lime chicken using my favorite slow cooker product, Crock-Pot® slow cooker.  Cooking with my Crock-Pot® slow cooker is one of my favorite cooking methods as it gives food a taste that cannot be found through other methods.  With my Crock-Pot® slow cooker I can invite my kids to prepare some of the ingredients and ask them to place their favorite veggies in the slow cooker and then simply turn it on.  I don’t have to hover over the stove cooking a meal, and frees me up to do other things in the kitchen or elsewhere.

My Crock- Pot® slow cooker allows me to cook on a high or low setting, My Crock- Pot® slow cooker has a timer that automatically switches over to “Keep Warm” in case I forget to turn it off.  Going back to flavor though, the most important benefit of my Crock- Pot® slow cooker is that my recipes will stand out in their texture and flavors.  There is just no substitute for flavors blending together and soaking in over a long period of time.  My mouth is starting to water just writing about it!


slow cooker lime chicken

For this Crock-Pot® slow cooker lime chicken recipe, I added some of my favorite spices: coriander powder, cumin, paprika and garlic. To make it even healthier, I added some fresh veggies, which also boosts the flavor of the lime chicken. To give the dish a bit of a more complex flavor and add some color for presentation, I browned the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side before adding it to the Crock-Pot® slow cooker. You may skip this step, it’s entirely up to you and definitely not necessary.  I used a Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot, which acts like a jack of all trades as I use it to brown, sear and sauté ingredients directly on the stovetop before placing it into the Crock-Pot® slow cooker. So there’s less mess and less cleaning time!  I seared the chicken using the same pot for a crispy outside and juicy flavor inside. The pot features  DuraCeramic™ nonstick coating to prevent food from sticking.  It’s PTFE and PFOA free, which is extremely important to me. It’s also easy to clean!


slow cooker lime chicken

The first thing you may notice about this recipe is that that it has couscous. Couscous is delicious, and versatile in texture.  Couscous can be eaten as a side dish, salad or use it in place of rice or quinoa. It also offers a wide variety of health benefits: good source of protein, fiber and essential vitamins, such as B vitamin. On that note I should mention that I cook this recipe in two ways:

  1. For heartier result: Cook the couscous together with other ingredients right inside the Crock- Pot® slow cooker.

  2. For less starchy results: Cook the couscous separately. Quickly rinse the cooked couscous with cold water to remove starch, then pour into the Crock- Pot® slow cooker before serving. 

Note: If you choose for option 2, you may want to cut the amount of chicken broth in half (or only 1/4 cup of chicken broth)


slow cooker lime chicken
slow cooker lime chicken

Hope you’d enjoy this Crock-Pot® slow cooker Lime Chicken recipe with Israeli Couscous


Slow Cooker Lime Chicken
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Posh Journal
  • 6 pieces chicken thighs skin-on (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt/pepper (for browning the chicken about 5 minutes on each side)
  • 1 cup fresh carrots
  • 1 cup fresh red bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • For Spice mixture :
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
  • a dash of cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lime . Note: I used a big lime for this recipe so it's about 3-4 of fresh lime juice, juice
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • For broth:
  • 1/2 cup regular chicken broth or 1/4 cup chicken broth if you want to cook couscous separately
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  1. Heat a skillet or use Crock-Pot® slow cooker pot over medium high heat
  2. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and season with salt/pepper
  3. Sear the chicken thighs for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until the skin has a nice golden brown color
  4. Transfer to a plate and mix in the various spices and lime juice
  5. Place fresh vegetables (bell pepper, red onion, garlic cloves): on the bottom of Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
  6. Combine broth: chicken broth and white wine, pour on top of vegetables
  7. Put the seared chicken thighs on top of the vegetables
  8. Cover and Cook for 3 hours on high heat or 6 hours on low heat
  9. Optional :
  10. Add uncooked couscous into Crock-Pot® slow cooker about 30-45 minutes (or until couscous is cooked) before serving OR
  11. Cook the couscous separately. Quickly rinse the cooked couscous with cold water to remove starch, then pour into the Crock- Pot® slow cooker before serving.

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  • Reply
    Angelic Sinova
    Sep 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Your photography always blows me away! That Lime Chicken with Couscous look super delicious. I love making dinner in my crock-pot slow cooker.

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      Sep 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Thanks so much Angelic…

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    Christy Maurer
    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I love using my Crockpot! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe. It looks so good!

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    Jacqui S
    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I need to start using my crockpot more often! Unfortunately, I leave at 6:30 and don’t get home to 5. I’m afraid it’d be a little over cooked by then, even on low. But, this looks like a nice fall weekend recipe! Thanks!

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      Sep 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

      You should check out this item: Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot.. It has a timer that automatically switches over to “Keep Warm” in case you forget to turn it off.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Sep 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I love using my crockpot in the fall. It makes it so easy to make hearty meals like this one. I wish mine had the keep warm feature like yours does.

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    Sep 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

    It does look easy to prepare food with the slow cooker. This is a good investment for the kitchen.

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    Sep 21, 2016 at 10:46 am

    That looks amazing! I love using the slow cooker so easy and all the food comes out so good.

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    Sep 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This looks super yummy. I will have to give it a try. I really enjoy using a slow cooker whenever I can!

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    Sep 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

    this looks so good! i will have to save this recipe for the future – love my crock pot!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This slow cooker lime chicken recipe sounds amazing and looks delicious. I love cooking in the slow cooker because you put the ingredient in and have it cook for hours which makes the flavors taste so much better. This looks like a slow cooker I will have to check out. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Amanda Love
    Sep 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Slow cookers are heaven sent. They make cooking so much easier for me and planning meals will always be great when you have a slow cooker around. I love that you can just throw everything in there and leave it to cook. This recipe sounds amazing and it looks so festive too, perfect for the Holidays!

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    Liz Mays
    Sep 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oh wow, this sounds like such a good comfort meal and a great use of couscous. I know I’d like these flavors.

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    Kate | My Mommy Brain
    Sep 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Yum!!! That sounds amazing. Couscous and chicken is a favorite combo! I will definitely give this recipe a try. I have the same Crock-Pot and love it so much. I use it all year (it’s great in the summer when I don’t want to turn on the oven!).

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    Dawn McAlexander
    Sep 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    That looks really good! We use our Crock Pot almost daily here. As a matter of fact, we made Crock Pot mac and cheese just yesterday and we are making chili beans tonight!

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    Kathleen Kennedy-Leon
    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    We love to use our crock pot. and having new ideas to is always appreciated. This looks like a great combo-haven’t tried couscous and chicken as yet–it’s next

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    Jenn Mitchell (@comebackmomma)
    Sep 22, 2016 at 4:16 am

    My mouth is watering. This looks so amazing! I need to use our slow cooker more often.

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    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn)
    Sep 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I once hated my crock pot but I love it now. This makes me want to break it out again and make this.

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    Jasmine Watts
    Sep 24, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Yumm… This looks so delicious!! I love using the slow cooker whenever I can!

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