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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

I felt like I was neglecting my slow cooker so I gave a Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe a try, inspired by my friend Lauren who tried it herself. I doubled the below recipe which just barely fit in my 5 quart slow cooker. Original recipe from Budget Bytes at the bottom of this post.

YIELD: Serves 6

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 8 hours 10 mnutes


·        1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts

·        16 oz. jar salsa

·        2 cloves garlic, minced

·        15 oz. can black beans

·        1/2 lb. frozen corn

·        1 Tbsp chili powder

·        1/2 Tbsp cumin

·        1/2 tsp dried oregano

·        1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

·        Freshly cracked pepper

·        6 cups cooked rice

·        8 oz. shredded cheddar

·        3 green onions, sliced (or fresh cilantro)


1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 5 quart or larger slow cooker. Drain the black beans and add them to the slow cooker along with the salsa and corn. Add 1/4 cup water, plus the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, some freshly cracked pepper (about 10-15 cranks of a pepper mill).

2. Give the ingredients a brief stir to distribute the spices. Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

3. After 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high, carefully remove the lid of the slow cooker. Stir with a fork to shred the chicken (it should be very tender and will shred easily). Taste the chicken mixture and add salt if needed.

4. To build the bowls, place one cup of rice in the bottom of a bowl and top with 1 cup of the shredded chicken mixture. Top with a little cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of sliced green onions.


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