I promise you are going to love this Cafe Rio chicken! Every time I make it for a crowd everyone wants the recipe. And it’s perfect meal for a crowd because it’s seriously the easiest thing to cook. This recipe can be doubled if you have a large enough crock pot. And because it’s so easy you have plenty of time to get your home ready for your guests. I love serving it at family gatherings like baptisms, birthday parties, or baby blessings.
Or sometimes I make a double batch and freeze half of the chicken for an easy weeknight dinner. This chicken is great on salads, burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and more. Because it’s so versatile I will make it for Taco Tuesday and have Cafe Rio salad the next night. Transforming leftovers is a great way to save time without your family feeling like they just ate this meal. I usually make this chicken at least once a month and I am sure it will be a new family favorite for your family.
Our family loves serving this chicken with our favorite guacamole and my new favorite Spanish rice. When I feed a large crowd I love having tortillas, chips, and all the burrito fillings possible. Rice and bean are a must as they fill everyone up. Also I love to have a large salad with everything on the side so everyone can make just what they want. It’s fast, easy, and won’t cost too much to have great food for a large group of people.
- 2 lbs chicken breasts
- 1/2 a small bottle of zesty italian dressing
- 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 pkt ranch dressing mix (mixed with 1/2 cup of water)
- 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- Place everything in your crock pot. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred with two forks and serve it in salads, tacos, etc.
- I would recommend doubling this recipe and freezing portions for later.
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