- 1lb butternut squashpeeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
- 1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1tablespoon honey
- 1package McCormick Grill Mates Mojito Lime marinade
- 2lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
To Freeze and Cook Later
- Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and “use-by” date.
- Add all ingredients to your freezer bag.
- Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze.
- Thaw freezer bag overnight in refrigerator or in water in the morning.
- Pour contents of freezer bag into your crockpot.
- Cook on "low" setting for 4 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.
I’m in Canada and can’t find the McCormick’s Mojito Lime Marinade. What can I substitute?
i would use fresh lime and zest, fresh garlic, dry parsley, rum 2oz, dry basil salt and pepper..I don’t like pre packaged spices..this is how im gonna try
it when I make this recipe
I’ m in Canada as well and I used “just add juice” Weber bbq marinade in Mexican Fiesta with 1/2 cup lime juice.
That’s funny, I am in Brazil. We’re all looking at this recipe, today. There are a ton of fresh marinade recipes online as well as dry.
I think I might try this dry one from the Betty Crocker website:
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
We tried the recipe this week with the ingredients you listed here from the Betty Crocker website as we were unable to find the McCormick Marinade in stores and it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend this alternative if you can’t find the McCormick Marinade 🙂
I tried the followed from a Lime Chicken recipe on Food Network’s site, though I haven’t cooked it yet so not sure how it turned out!
Garlic powder 1 tsp
Onion powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin 1/8 tsp
Oregano 1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Paprika 1/4 tsp
Juice of 1 lime
just a question and not for this recipe specifically but has anyone put the other ingredients like sides or in this situation the base, in the same bag in the freezer and put them in another bag just to make sure its all together? one grab and go. .
Same! I use two freezer zipping bags and insert my “side” into the outer bag, keeping it separate from the entrée. This only works with recipes that call for only a few ingredients and therefore not too filling in the freezer bag; otherwise, the content is too great for the bag.
Example: Spaghetti sauce & frozen Zucchini “noodles” works well.
Use your own discretion in this. 🙂
I see the question of what to use if you can’t find the McCormicks Mojito Lime package in Canada was asked in 2018…no reply to this? I was going to make and cannot find either (now 2021) ). Would sure be nice to know what a substitute would be for this or a list of spices to use in place of.
I’m in Canada and the McCormick’s Mojito Lime Marinade seasoning is not available anywhere. What would replace this spice?
Just looked……Amazon has it.
what can be substituted for the butternut squash? Sweet potato?
So, how do you cook the butternut squash? Is that included in the crockpot? What about the green beans?
I’m thinking maybe bag them separately, but not sure next step
Oh, I have a thought… You are always showing great SIDE DISHES. How about some prepping recipes for side dishes?
Another note on side dishes.
I buy the big bag of green beans at Sam’s (no Costco here). Because it is just the two of us (retired), I make smaller bags with the Beans, a little chopped onion and a little bit of ‘bacon ends’ for seasoning.
Now, I know, bacon probably isn’t on your healthy list, but is a thought. (equivalent to a half of strip of bacon)