(Crockpot) Cafe Rio Chicken

The easiest and most flavorful chicken I’ve ever made in a crock pot – Cafe Rio Chicken is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas and burritos!
It’s February already?!  How can that be?  Well, happy February to you all.  We have a few crockpot recipes lined up for you throughout this fabulous month.  It’s definitely time to put that quiet, little kitchen appliance to work.
I adore all of the flavors of Mexican food, which is why this recipe caught my eye.  It was amazing and could be used for so many different meals – tacos, burritos, nachos, burrito bowls or quesadillas.  I loved this because it wasn’t a spend-all-day-in-the-crockpot meal, it was ready in 4 hours.  It’s a smaller quantity so it fits great in a 3 quart crockpot
We enjoyed this in tacos made with corn tortillas and topped with cheese, avocado, cilantro, green onions, sour cream, shredded cabbage and hot sauce.  To me that is heaven on a plate!
(Crockpot) Cafe Rio Chicken


  • 1/2 Tablespoon MINCED GARLIC
  • 1/2 cup WATER
  • 1/2 Tablespoon GROUND CUMIN
  • 1/2 Tablespoon CHILI POWDER


  1. Place all ingredients in the crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  3. Shred and serve how ever you like - as filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas or burrito bowls, etc.
  4. It is easy to double or triple this recipe and freeze the extras.
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Recipe Source:  Mandy’s Recipe Box
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  1. Looks good! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. This looks great! I love all of the meals it can make too! Pinning!

  3. Looks delicious! I am all about the crockpot!

  4. Yum I cant wait to try this.

  5. This looks so, so good! And I love crock pot meals. Thanks for sharing the recipe- I just pinned it!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  6. My crockpot is my best friend – almost. This looks so good, can’t wait to try!

  7. Thank you so much for linking up to Weekend Potluck. This looks so delicious!! I just shared it on my facebook page. If you get a minute, would you mind adding one of our buttons or a mention of the link onto your blog post? Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

  8. OH MY WORD. This looks AMAZING! I have done this method with taco seasoning, but I am loving all the flavors you have going into this!
    Thanks for sharing with weekend Potluck!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  9. Um this looks so good and unique! I love anything involving a crock pot! :)
    I found you from the Jennifer Cooks linky party.
    I would love to have you link up to my Recipe Roundup- my favorite recipe from each week gets one month free advertising on my sidebar!

  10. These look yummy! Pinning them.

  11. This looks amazing.

  12. Yummy! Gotta love the homemade cafe rio version ;) Cant wait to try it!

  13. Can’t wait to try this….totally use my crockpot ALL the time. This will be a nice new addition. Already pinned!

  14. I just love that this great recipe is in the Crock Pot. We are going to really enjoy this recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Oh wow! I’ve seen Cafe RIo pork but never the chicken before. This looks delish so I must try! I’m pinning this now! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oooh, sounds tasty! And looks great too! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  17. This looks so good! Love Crock pot recipes! Thanks so much for joining us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great recipes! -The Sisters

  18. I made this chicken today and let me tell you, it almost didn’t make it’s way to dinner! Thanks for the wonderfully delicious recipe! I loved it (and it was WAY easy!!)!!

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  20. Oh I just love this.
    You are my first pintrest!
    sounds delish!

  21. I really like the blue and yellow in this photo.
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