I’ve really been inspired by limes lately. I don’t know if it’s because they are so hard to come by these days or if it’s because I have a slight obsession with my Key Lime Pie Chicken recipe. Maybe a mixture of the two? I’ve been wanting to use the same flavors from the Key Lime Pie Chicken but in another form and figured that I’d give a Key Lime Pie Pulled Chicken recipe a try.

It came out great! Lime, cinnamon, and paprika work their magic in the slow cooker and the result is a refreshing citrusy sweet pulled chicken that tastes awesome.

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This may just be me, but the flavors here are so pronounced. It’s like an everlasting gobstopper, or that candy in Willy Wonka that tastes like a three course meal.

The first taste is sweet, then as you chew, you taste the cinnamon, and then the lime, and then the smokey paprika.

I really enjoyed slowly eating and savoring every bite while noticing the different flavors.

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Now, I’m not normally a lime person, which is why my recent lime recipes feel like fate. I’m a lemon person through and through.

I normally buy a bag of lemons at Costco, but they were out and they only had limes.

Normally I would just not buy them but for some reason I decided it would be a good idea.

And then the whole lime shortage happened. And then I made Key Lime Pie Chicken, and I became majorly hooked on limes!

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This Key Lime Pie Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken is wonderful! It goods itself, thanks to the slow cooker, and it tastes great.

Perfect for a salad or to eat all on its own… and I’d have to say it’s all thanks to the limes!

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Key Lime Pie Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Servings: 6 -8
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 3.3 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to tase
  • 4 limes juiced, (with the skin)= 8 ounces of juice
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup

Instructions

  • Place the chicken on the bottom of the slow cooker. (I've had this CrockPot slow cooker for years)
  • Cover in cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper. Move the chicken around so that the spices spread to each piece and on each side of the chicken.
  • Pour the lime juice and maple syrup on top of the chicken.
  • Cook over low heat for about 7 hours. (I put it in at midnight and woke up at 7).
  • Shred the chicken with two forks in a bowl. Add the remaining liquid in the slow cooker to the pulled chicken.
  • Enjoy 🙂
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook