Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Slow-Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice

Designed for people with IBS or fructose malabsorption, this recipe couldn't be easier or tastier. Lime and cilantro are the perfect flavors for this slow-cooker meal.

Low-FODMAP Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice  /  Delicious as it Looks

I'm really into using my slow-cooker right now. I'm a pretty low-energy person, so slow-cooking really appeals to me. Just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and let it cook all afternoon. That's my kind of cooking. I've recently gotten back into quilting, so I haven't been spending as much time cooking as I normally do. Slow-cooker recipes are perfect for people with a busy life who want to be nourished but not spend a whole lot of time preparing the nourishment.

I've found out in my culinary pursuits that chicken thighs fair much better than chicken breasts in the slow-cooker. The extra fat in the thighs help keep the chicken moist. This recipe I came up with is a combination of a couple of recipes. Leave out the red pepper flakes if spicy foods bother you. Tomatoes don't always agree with me, so this recipe is a great way to feed my Mexican Food cravings, without the tomatoes that are so common in most Mexican dishes. Enjoy!

Low-FODMAP Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice  /  Delicious as it Looks

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Slow-Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free
serves 4


16 to 20 oz. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 cups (unsalted) Low-FODMAP Chicken Broth or Stock
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon garlic and/or onion infused oil (homemade or from Nicer Foods)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 cup long grain white rice

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (plus more for garnish)

  1. Place the chicken thighs, broth, lime juice, garlic/onion oil, salt, cumin, black pepper and red pepper flakes in a slow cooker and gently stir. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  2. If cooking on low, stir in the rice 1 hour before serving. If cooking on high, stir in the rice 30 minutes before serving.
  3. When rice is tender, stir in cilantro and serve. Sprinkle with extra cilantro for garnish if desired.

Recipe and post updated 7/11/16.

Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice  /  Delicious as it Looks


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  2. I am going to make this for a holiday work potluck next week! I was struggling to figure out something that i could bring that I could eat, that wouldn't be too complicated! Do you think I could make it with quinoa instead of rice?

    1. I think it would work great with quinoa!

  3. I made this with cauliflower rice and it was excellent!

  4. Tomatoes don't agree well with me either so I'm grateful for this recipe!
    Your directions aren't really clear though. Are you saying to add the rice to the crock pot? and if so do you put the rice in cooked or uncooked?

    1. Yes, add uncooked rice to the crock pot.