Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Burrito Bowls
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Need an easy dinner the entire family will love?
If you’re looking for an easy and crowd-pleasing slow cooker meal, try making chicken and rice burrito bowls in the slow cooker! The chicken gets cooked first in a flavorful broth, then just add in rice about 45 minutes before you’d like to eat and it comes out fluffy and yummy. Recipe Adapted from Number2Pencil.com.
Chicken & Rice Burrito Bowls
yield: 6 SERVINGS
Easy slow cooker recipe to make on your busy weeknights!
- one pound chicken breasts, about 2-3 breasts
- one medium onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 – 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 – 4.5 oz. can diced green chilies
- 1 – 15 oz. can black beans, drained
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper to taste
- 2 and 3/4 cups instant brown rice
- 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
- toppings: olives, green onion, sour cream, guacamole, etc.
Place chicken and diced onion in slow cooker and add broth, diced tomatoes, diced chilies, olive oil, and seasonings.
Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours or until chicken is cooked to 165 degrees.
Remove cooked chicken and shred. Turn slow cooker to high and add instant rice and beans.
Cover and cook for about 40 minutes until rice is tender and liquid reduced. Add chicken back to slow cooker, top with cheese, and cook for a few minutes longer until cheese is melted. Serve with desired toppings. Serves about six.
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Thank you for posting this! We were able to try the Evol bowls for 50¢ each (thanks to your teachings). We love them, however they are rather spendy if there’s no deal. This looks like a thrifty and yummy alternative 💗💗💗
Looks yummy! Thank you!
Yum! I will make this!
Does the rice become mushy? Or make the dish thick?
No I was glad to see it comes out great! – not mushy
Uhhhh excuse me while I loose my mind hahahahha
Another delish dish Lina! Thanks!
Wow thanks so much for posting! I’ve been a loyal reader for years. Have ya’ll heard of Crockingirls.com? I love their website and videos but they haven’t, (i dont think) done a video for slow cooker rice meals. I’m thinking of trying to convert this into a “Fried rice” slow cooker recipe! Super excited! Thanks for posting Lina and Collin!
I am curious about this fried rice. Pls share!
I am definitely trying this recipe! Looks delicious! Are you able to use regular brown rice instead of instant? I have 2 bags of regular brown rice that I didn’t know what I was going to use them for because I have never cooked brown rice before so this is a perfect recipe for me to use it for.
Yum! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this and had chicken thawed and said this sounds great so i just started this in my crockpot!!! Thanks for the share!!
Thanks! I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every recipe you post. All delicious and added to my regular dinner time menu. Love them all
Ahh thanks for the sweet comment Missy!
Yeah! Just got my husband to eat something from a crockpot !
Haha my family feels like that too sometimes! That’s great news Beth!
Did you used frozen chicken or thawed?
Made this last night. Can’t figure out what went wrong but it came out sticky and mushy. Wrapped it in tortillas and made enchiladas so it wouldn’t go to waste. Tasted pretty good just mushy.
how many servings does this make? i’m looking for a recipe for 7 adults, and 3 kids. can it be doubled? and if so, how will that change the cook time? thanks. 🙂
I made this today and I used two cans of rotel with chilis instead of the can of diced tomatoes and can of green chilies. I also added a package of taco seasoning instead of all the other spices. My house smells amazing! Can’t wait till dinner!
I’m interested in knowing how this turned out with the changes you made. Thanks!
I forgot to drain my diced tomatoes! Does anyone know if this will mess it up or if I should add a little extra rice??
This was great and loved everything could be thrown into crockpot. I added a cup of corn when rice and beans were added. Love the texture of rice made this way. We ate spicy tortilla chips with it and will definitely make it a regular in my meal planning.
That is so great! Thanks for sharing 👍🏻
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