Make our Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe at home for your family – in a Crock Pot! – then make burritos, tacos, soup or more. Our Secret Restaurant Recipe tastes just like Cafe Rio’s.

This Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe makes the delicious chicken they use at the restaurant for burritos, salads, burrito bowls, tacos,  soup and more.  But it’s so juicy and flavorful, you may just eat it all by itself.

There are just six ingredient (including chicken) and you make it in all in a crock pot! What could be easier than that?

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Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 small bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing mix (mixed with 1/2 cup of water)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Cumin


  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot.
  2. Cook on High for 5-6 hours or on Low for 8 hours.
  3. Shred with fork and enjoy.

Serve in salads, burritos, tacos…etc.

You can also double or triple this to make extras. It freezes well. Then simply thaw and reheat for a fast and delicious meal.

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