Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema

Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema

The slow cooker is a dinner time hero on a busy weeknight! The chicken will cook away while you are at work and when combined with the crisp slaw and creamy lime cream, it’s a flavour explosion in your mouth. Recipe courtesy of How to Eat.

6-8 tacos
  • Ingredients


    1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

    6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (6)

    2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2)

    3/4 cup no salt added chicken broth (175 mL)

    1 Tbsp chili powder (15 mL)

    1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)

    1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)

    1/2 tsp oregano (2 mL)

    1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)


    2 cups green cabbage, shredded (500 mL)

    2 cups purple cabbage, shredded (500 mL)

    3 green onions, chopped (3)

    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (60 mL)

    1 lime, juiced (1)

    1/4 cup canola oil (60 mL)

    1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)

    Lime Crema:

    1/2 cup sour cream (125 mL)

    Zest and juice of 1 lime (1)

    Hot sauce (optional) 


    16 small corn tortillas (16)

  • Directions
    1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp canola oil. Add chicken to pan, cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
    2. Place browned chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. In a small bowl combine chicken broth and spices and add to slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until chicken is tender and cooked through. 
    3. Remove chicken from slow cooker to a large bowl. Shred all chicken pieces with two forks. 


    1. In a large bowl. combine cabbage, green onions, cilantro, lime juice and canola oil and sprinkle with salt. Mix to combine and place in fridge until ready to assemble tacos.

    Lime Crema: 

    1. In a small bowl combine sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest  and place in fridge until ready to assemble tacos.


    1. To assemble, divide chicken among tacos, top with coleslaw, a drizzle of lime crema and a dash or two of hot sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
2 tacos
Total Fat
18.6 g
Saturated Fat
3.7 g
147 mg
428 mg
17.5 g
2.9 g
3 g
35.7 g
292 mg