I have made the “Cafe Rio” Sweet Pork recipe at least 1,000 times! Well, maybe not QUITE 1,000, but a lot! It is definitely a family favorite at our house!
But I have yet to try their chicken “knock-off” recipe. I’ve seen in posted at a bunch of different websites. I just happened to find this one at Life As A Lofthouse. But they all seem about the same.
“Cafe Rio” Chicken
from Life As A Lofthouse
2 lbs chicken breasts
1/2 a small bottle of zesty italian dressing
1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 pkt ranch dressing mix (mixed with 1/2 cup of water)
1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on High 5-6 hours OR on Low 8 hours. Shred with fork and serve in salads, burritos, tacos…etc. You can also double or triple this to make extras for freezing. Then simply thaw and reheat for a lickity split meal.
This chicken would be great with just about ANYTHING! Tacos, burritos, salads, etc etc etc! Just add cheese, lettuce, sour cream….the usual suspects. :-) And ENJOY!!!