Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shredded Crockpot Chicken (Cafe Rio Chicken)

This recipe I found on Pinterest and had to try it.  It was called Cafe Rio Chicken, I'm assuming that's a restaurant.  I've never heard of it but the recipe poster said it was just like the shredded Chicken from Cafe Rio.  It is really delicious with a flavor that just keeps you going back for more.  I can eat it just plain with a fork.  It would be fabulous on a baked potato, in a burrito, on a salad, in a dip.  Very delicious and so super easy.  I even throw the chicken in the crock pot while still frozen.  Preparation is literally minutes and you get to smell that great chicken from your kitchen all day - or as soon as you get home from work.  Enjoy!!

Shredded Crockpot Chicken (Cafe Rio Chicken)

5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds)
1/2 a small (8-oz) bottle zesty italian dressing
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 envelope ranch dressing (mixed with 1/4 water)
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin

Spray crock pot with cooking spray and place in chicken breasts.  Mix all other ingredients into a bowl and then pour over chicken.  Cook on high 5-6 hours or low about 8 hours.  Use a potato masher to mash it all up inside the crockpot and serve.


  1. Cafe Rio is a mexican restaurant in Utah. It is AMAZING. Hands down best mexican food I have ever tasted! :) I found your blog by searching for Cafe Rio's chicken recipe! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome! Hope you can find other recipes on my blog you can enjoy also!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to write this