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!
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!!
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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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.
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.
Crock Pot Cafe Rio Chicken Copycat
Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe
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!
- 1 Bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
- 5 LBS Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Mix ingredients and pour over chicken in a crock pot and cook on low 4 hours.
- Remove chicken and shred.
- Place back in crock pot for another hour.