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Honey Lime Chicken with Butternut Squash

Honey Lime Chicken with Butternut Squash
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Serve with rice.
Yields:6 servings

To Freeze and Cook Later

  1. Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and “use-by” date.
  2. Add all ingredients to your freezer bag.
  3. Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze.

To Cook

  1. Thaw freezer bag overnight in refrigerator or in water in the morning.
  2. Pour contents of freezer bag into your crockpot.
  3. Cook on "low" setting for 4 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.


  • sam.madrus says:

    I’m in Canada and can’t find the McCormick’s Mojito Lime Marinade. What can I substitute?

    • Marlene Lima says:

      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

  • foy.rebecca says:

    I’ m in Canada as well and I used “just add juice” Weber bbq marinade in Mexican Fiesta with 1/2 cup lime juice.

  • rachelmattei says:

    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)

  • erinlcarey says:

    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

  • Charney Wentworth says:

    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. .

    • Tamara Ellis says:

      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. 🙂

  • Kandie Doyle says:

    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.

    Thank you,

  • Rachelle Matte says:

    I’m in Canada and the McCormick’s Mojito Lime Marinade seasoning is not available anywhere. What would replace this spice?

  • Christine Curran says:

    Just looked……Amazon has it.

  • Justine Wiedrich says:

    what can be substituted for the butternut squash? Sweet potato?

  • Betty Baker says:

    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?

  • Betty Baker says:

    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)

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