Cafe Rio Chicken!

Cafe Rio Chicken

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.

Gotta love another crock pot, naturally gluten free, chicken recipe! :-)

Cafe Rio Chicken

“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!!!
Cafe Rio Chicken…’s what’s for dinner!   LITERALLY! :-)


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  1. Christine says

    I’m just wondering, when you are done shredding it, do you add it back into the sauce that is in the crock pot?

    On the Italian salad dressing, is that half of a 16 oz bottle? Or a smaller bottle?