Slow Cooker Garlic Chipotle lime Chicken- Low Carb, paleo and so easy to make!
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4.62 from 13 votes

Slow Cooker Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken

This super simple slow cooker garlic chipotle lime chicken is a very flavorful, paleo, low carb dish that can be tossed in the slow cooker in a snap. A set it and forget it crock pot & Instant Pot dinner.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 6 mins
Course: gluten free, low carb, paleo
Cuisine: chicken, dinner, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Stacey


  • 1 ½ lb chicken breasts or thighs boneless skinless *can use frozen
  • Sauce Ingredients:
  • cup tomato sauce, no sugar added kind
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 cloves to 3 garlic
  • 2 tbsp mild green chilies canned
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • cup fresh cilantro or flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1 ½ tsp sweetener of choice: Swerve or coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp to 1 tsp ground chipotle powder mild to spicy
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth *only use for Instant Pot version.


Slow Cooker Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, add all the sauce ingredients (except for the chicken broth) and pulse until smooth.
  • In a slow cooker on high or low heat add chicken breasts or thighs.
  • Pour the sauce over the top of chicken. Close slow cooker lid and cook for 4 to 6 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Serve & enjoy.

Instant Pot Directions:

  • In a blender or food processor add tomato sauce, chicken broth, olive oil, garlic cloves, green chiles, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, erythritol sweetener, chipotle powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Pulse until blended. Set aside.
  • Spray the bottom of the inner pot of the Instant pot lightly with non-stick coconut oil spray. Add chicken thighs to the pot.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken. Close, lock the lid and flip the steam release handle to the Venting position.
  • Select Slow Cook on “More” setting and set the cook timer for 4 hours.
  • When the cook time is complete, open the lid and transfer the chicken to a serving platter.
  • Select Sauté (Normal) and let the sauce simmer in the pot until thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Pour over chicken & Serve.


*Nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*


Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g