Crock Pot Cafe Rio Chicken

Crock pot meals are totally where it’s at right now in our humble abode. As I said before, picking up Joel from work every day is totally cramping my cooking style so I have to adjust until a darn space in a parking garage opens up.
Cafe Rio Chicken 1
The ingredients in this Cafe Rio Chicken combine to create a zesty, smoky and slightly spicy chicken that is just perfect in tacos and burritos or atop tostados and salads. Trust me, I have had it in all these forms. I think my favorite was definitely the tostado which is pictured below.

I’ll be sharing the recipe for some delicious {crock pot, duh} refried beans that was just perfect to go alongside this yummy chicken.

I have never been to Cafe Rio so I can’t make a comparison but it was so great that it will become a regular around here. But if I ever get the chance, I will totally be there.
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Cafe Rio Chicken
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  1. 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  2. 1 cup Zesty Italian dressing
  3. 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  4. 1 packet ranch dressing mix (mixed with 1/2 cup of water)
  5. 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
  6. 1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  1. Mix Italian dressing, garlic, ranch dressing mix, chili powder and cumin in the crock pot. Add chicken and cook for 5-6 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Shred with a fork and serve.
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  1. This looks great! I have all the stuff and am making it tomorrow!

  2. […] on their own, topped with a little cheese as well as smeared on a tostada with some delish Cafe Rio Chicken. I will be attempting this recipe with black beans too. I’ll let you know how they turn […]

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