A great dinner idea to take to someone with a new baby or a family friendly meal is this crock pot cafe rio chicken copycat recipe served with cilantro lime rice!

Looking for a Cafe Rio Copycat Tomatillo Ranch Dressing? This one has that cilantro lime ranch flavor everyone loves just like the restaurant! ohsweetbasil.com

Cafe Rio Chicken Copycat Recipe is so easy, you just throw it in the slow cooker! ohsweetbasil.com

Ok, so if you live in Utah there are probably 3 Mexican fast food chains that you try to copy their chicken or pork. (Mostly the pork, but I’ll do that one later.) This Crock Pot Cafe Rio Chicken Copycat recipe is seriously so good and if you don’t want to do a salad then turn it into a burrito!!

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This chicken is one of those life saver crock pot (slow cooker) recipes. Kinda like this regular Crock Pot Chicken. I love that you can throw everything together in less than 5 minutes, let it cook all day and then feel like a hero as you serve it to your family. The only thing you really need to watch out for is how darn much the recipe makes.

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Cafe Rio Chicken Copycat Recipe is so easy, you just throw it in the slow cooker! ohsweetbasil.com

Scale that sucker back! It’s too much chicken for just our little family! However, that usually means it’s a great opportunity to invite someone over to surprise a neighbor with dinner. And I’m definitely all about that.

Cafe Rio Chicken in a slow cooker or instant pot is a great meal idea for taking dinner to someone or for a new baby! ohsweetbasil.com

How to Make Cafe Rio Chicken in an Instant Pot

This copycat recipe for cafe rio chicken could totally be made in an instant pot as well. To make chicken in an instant pot just set it to the poultry setting for about 6 minutes, release the pressure and serve! If the breasts are frozen you’ll want to increase the time to 10 minutes.

Cafe Rio Chicken in a slow cooker or instant pot is a great meal idea for taking dinner to someone or for a new baby! ohsweetbasil.com

A great dinner idea to take to someone with a new baby or a family friendly meal is this crock pot cafe rio chicken copycat recipe served with cilantro lime rice!

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Crock Pot Cafe Rio Chicken Copycat

Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe

3.84 from 6 votes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Cook Time: 5 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Description

Cafe Rio Chicken in a slow cooker or instant pot is a great meal idea for taking dinner to someone or for a new baby!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients and pour over chicken in a crock pot and cook on low 4 hours.
    1 Bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing, 1 Tablespoon Cumin, 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder, 3 Cloves Garlic, 5 lbs Boneless
  • Remove chicken and shred.
  • Place back in crock pot for another hour.
  • Serve over copycat cilantro lime rice, as a burrito or salad with Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Cilantro Ranch Dressing
    [For Dressing Recipe], [Cilantro Lime Recipe]

Notes

May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 509kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 85gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 1464mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 3mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes

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