I came about this recipe on Pinterest and it is absolutely awesome! I have made it several times and decided it was time to share with all of you!
I make this at the beginning of the week and use it for different things throughout the week. It also freezes very well and it’s great to have handy when you need some chicken quick!
I have used it for salads, stuffed peppers, soup, and even bbq chicken pizza! I think I may use some of this batch for some quick chicken salad with some of the dried cranberries I have in the cupboard, doesn’t that just sound delicious?!
Well, enough yapping about it, here’s the easy peasy recipe!
Cafe Rio Chicken
(Recipe from Mandy’s Recipe Box )
2lbs chicken breasts
½ small bottle of fat free Italian dressing
¾ tablespoon minced garlic
1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, combined with ½ cup water
½ tablespoon chili powder
½ tablespoon cumin
Mix everything together except the chicken. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray and place some of the mixture on the bottom. Put your chicken in the crockpot and pour the rest of your mixture on top of the chicken. Cooking time really depends on your crockpot. Mine runs super hot, so I can cook it on warm for 6 hours and be okay or on low for 4.
I say make this when you’re going to be home so you can keep an eye on it, instead of doing it while you’re away. When the chicken is done, take it out of the crockpot and shred with 2 forks. Dispose of the liquid in the crockpot and you’re good as done!
The chicken will be super flavorful, moist, and useful in many recipes!