Honey Lime Chicken

This is a really simple recipe that I started making last year, but is really tasty!  I think I originally found the recipe online somewhere at some point and have changed it up a little and added a few of my own ingredients to make it taste the way I like.  When I am really trying to lean down, I am pretty strict about how many grams of sugar I take in each day and might not eat a meal that had honey and pineapple because both are high in natural sugar.  But, when I am just maintaining my weight I am not as strict about my daily grams of sugar, especially when it comes from natural sources like raw honey and pineapple.

Ingredients:
-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, fat trimmed
-1.5 tsp garlic powder
-1 20 ounce can pineapple bites packed in juice not heavy syrup (keep 1/2 c. of the juice)
-1/4 cup honey (raw honey is best)
-Juice of three limes or 3 Tbsp lime juice (fresh will taste better but either will work)
-2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

Put all ingredients in the crockpot.  If you prefer your chicken diced, you can cut it into bite sized pieces before you put it in the crockpot.  I usually just put the chicken breasts in whole and then cut it when done, or shred the chicken - mostly just because it's easier for me than cutting up raw chicken.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Serve with brown rice and fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top.

If Using Recipe for Freezer Meal:
Put all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer ziploc bag.  Make sure to push all the extra air out to avoid freezer burn.  I had a lot of extra space in my bag, so I pushed all the air out and then folded the bag in half before I put it in my freezer.  The day before you want to make this meal for dinner, take it out of the freezer and allow to defrost in the fridge.  The morning/afternoon of your meal, stick everything in the crockpot for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.  You can add your brown rice into the crockpot and cook it all together, or about 45 minutes before you are ready to eat, cook your brown rice on the stove.  Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top.


If you decide to make this meal, leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!  I love hearing feedback from you guys 🙂

10 Comments

  1. When do I add reserved pineapple juice if I freeze ahead?

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  2. When do you use the pineapple juice and are you supposed to drain the pineapple and just add the chunks?

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  3. The kids loved this! Will make it again, no doubt. Thank you.

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  4. This was delicious! I did it as a freezer meal. I put ALL ingredients in the freezer bag & they cooked up just fine in the crockpot. I made 2 batches out of the recipe since it’s just me & I don’t eat that much. I’ll be adding this one to my collection. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. I was putting together a bunch of freezer meals for a family member and I’m so glad I came across this recipe. It looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it and try it for myself. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. This sounds so good, I am the owner/writer of a weight loss/fitness blog called Plus Size to Downsized. I would love to use this recipe in a slow cooker round up. I am hoping that I would be able to do so!!! I am going to try this soon!

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  7. Looks like a fabulous recipe…do you have a caolrie count as I too watch my weight. Thanks

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  8. If you add the brown rice to the crock pot at the beginning, do you need to add more liquid? And what do you do with the reservwd pineapple liquid?

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  9. How many pounds of chicken do you actually use? Some of the chicken breasts that I buy can be a full pound each?
    Can’t wait to try this!!!

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  10. How much rice if you put it in the crockpot?

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