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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls - ten minutes of prep work rewards you later with a delicious and hearty dinner. Just dish yourself a bowl and garnish to your liking.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 390kcal
Author Cathy


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp finely ground black pepper
  • 2 cups instant rice (such as Minute rice)
  • 8 oz shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • Optional garnishes: sour cream, olives, avocado, hot sauce, cilantro, green onion


  • Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, salsa, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced green chiles, chicken broth, chipotle chile pepper powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Slow cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and place in a large bowl. Use 2 forks or shredders to shred the chicken. (Keep the lid on the slow cooker while shredding the chicken to retain the heat.)
  • Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and add the rice, stirring to combine.
  • Cook for another 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender. (Make sure to taste the rice here to check for tenderness.)
  • Top with shredded cheese and place the lid back on top of the slow cooker, cook for another 3-5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve in a bowl with desired toppings.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.1g | Protein: 38.3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 12mg