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Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken and Butternut Squash

This slow cooker honey lime chicken and butternut squash was a HUGE hit at my house.  Honestly, I had no idea how the butternut squash would hold up in the slow cooker, but I was surprised at how well it did.

Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken and Butternut Squash is a healthy freezer meal that is packed full of taste!

Not only was it not too mushy it held the flavor of the marinade and tasted out of this world.  I thought it was a great flavor combination.  This is an easy freezer meal that you can prepare in the slow cooker when you are ready.

Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken and Butternut Squash is a healthy freezer meal that is packed full of taste!

A helpful tip is to purchase your butternut squash peeled and chopped at your grocery store.  In my opinion it is worth every penny.  I served this with roasted potatoes and my family really enjoyed it.  The butternut squash was so flavorful, and we really enjoyed this easy Paleo meal. If you want to make this Whole30 compliant do not use the honey.

Be sure that you invest in a good quality slow cooker.  Our favorite is this programmable cook and carry 6qt oval slow cooker.  You can adjust this recipe to feed your family using 4-6 pieces of meat.  I personally use 4 to feed my family of 3 with a leftover for lunch the next day.  I use 2 lbs. of chicken in my recipe but you can adjust between 4-6 cuts of chicken. Use chicken thighs for a moist and tender choice.

I hope you enjoy this Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken and Butternut Squash as much as we did.  It is a yummy Paleo and Whole30 Friendly recipe.

Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken and Butternut Squash

This slow cooker honey lime chicken and butternut squash was a HUGE hit at my house.  Honestly, I had no idea how the butternut squash would hold up in the slow cooker, but I was surprised at how well it did.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:8 hrs
Total Time:8 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cubed butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar I use Bragg's
  • 1 TBSP Raw Honey I use local raw honey
  • 4-6 whole boneless chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs I used 2 lbs
  • 1 whole fresh lime juiced or 2 TBSP Lime Concentrate - I use Santa Cruz
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt/pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Salt and pepper your chicken breasts.on both sides
  • Add all ingredients to a freezer safe bag except chicken broth.
  • Freeze.
  • When ready to cook thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Place into slow cooker and add 1/2 cup chicken broth.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Notes

If you don't like Butternut Squash, you can use sweet potatoes.
Servings: 4 people
Author: Melissa Jennings
Cost: $10

Whole 30 Recipes:

Healthy One Dish Chicken Bake

Salmon with Mango Salsa

Vegetable Kabobs

Paleo Veggie Filled Fish Rolls

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8 Comments

  1. Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken with Butternut Squash sounds delicious. I don’t see anything about the squash in the recipe. How much? Does oit go into the freezer bag with the other ingredients?

  2. I am planning on using chicken breasts for this dish. Would you recommend leaving them whole or cutting them up at all before freezing/cooking?

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