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Slow Cooker Lime Chicken

Posh Journal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle East
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal


  • 6 pieces chicken thighs, skin-on (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • salt/pepper for browning the chicken
  • 1 cup dried Israeli Couscous


  • 1 cup fresh small carrots
  • 1 cup fresh julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, (cut into big chunks)
  • 7 cloves garlic, (finely chopped)

Spice Mixture:

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • a dash of cumin powder
  • 1 large lime , (about 3 tablespoons of lime juice)
  • Zest from 1 lime

Broth Base:

  • ½ cup chicken broth , (Note: use only ¼ cup chicken broth if you want to cook the Israeli Couscous separately)
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine


Browning the Chicken:

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and season with salt/pepper.
  • Sear the chicken thighs for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until the skin has a nice golden brown color.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and mix in the spices mixture and lime juice. Be sure to rub mixture over both sides of the chicken.

Cooking in a Slow Cooker:

  • Place fresh vegetables (bell pepper, carrots, red onion, garlic cloves): on the bottom of Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
  • Combine chicken broth and white wine, pour on top of vegetables. (please see notes)
  • Put the seared chicken thighs on top of the vegetables.
  • Cover and Cook for 3 hours on high heat or 6-7 hours on low heat (Or until the internal temperature should register 165 degrees F)

Adding Couscous:

  • Option 1: Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove the lid and add uncooked couscous into the slow cooker. Add a bit extra broth if necessary. Cover and cook for 30 minutes longer or until couscous is cooked.
  • Option 2: Cook the couscous separately. Quickly rinse the cooked couscous with cold water to remove starch, then pour into the slow cooker before serving. (please see notes).


Note: If you choose for option 2, you may want to cut the amount of chicken broth in half (use only ¼ cup of chicken broth)


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 483mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3908IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Lime Chicken
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