Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crockpot Chicken

Thanks to pinterest, I have found some great crock pot recipes that I want to try out this year. I got a new crock pot for Christmas and I am loving it!
I tried out Cafe Rio Chicken last night and it was good. Allen said its his new fave chicken dish.

So after eating my chicken dinner, I realized that I didn't exactly follow the recipe. I forgot a couple things.... OOPS!

Cafe Rio Chicken
4-5 chicken breasts
1/2 small bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing (approx. 3/4 cup)
1 ranch dressing package (mixed with 1/2 cup water)
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp ground cumin

Combine all the ingredients into the crock pot. Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or 8 hours on low. Shred with a fork and serve with burritos, tacos, salads or rice.

So guess what I forgot? I forgot the 1/2 cup water...and the garlic. I will definately try this recipe again properly, but needless to say it still tasted delicious. I served my chicken over a bed of spinach, tomatoes and corn. I tossed it with a bit of ranch dressing, but really you don't need much extra flavor. Allen had his chicken with rice and he loved it!
So this is a very easy recipe to try out!

Stay tuned for my next post. I will be giving you a list of cooking goals for the year.
Check out Miss Morgz blog as she was my inspiration for this topic!
Take care,


  1. yay for crock pots!!! can't wait to see your cooking goals!!

  2. I am a terrible cook but I love the crockpot! Super easy! I will keep this recipe in mind!