(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. says

    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!

  2. says

    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

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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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