I love a good crockpot recipe, but I kind of need a new crock. On most days, I’m gone from the house for at least 12 hours. I leave the house at about 6:30am and I get home around the same time (or later.)
That makes me nervous about setting up the Crockpot before I leave. Is 12 hours too long?? I don’t know what I’d come home to if I left chicken in there that long. It would probably redefine the “fall-apart” effect that you have when you do slow cooking and take it to a whole new level.
That being said, I’ve been only using my crock on the weekends. I think I may get one of those crocks with a timer so that I can use it during the week… jury’s still out on that and it’s just a nice-to-have. Maybe that will be on my Christmas list! We’ll see….
Last weekend, I fired up the crock to make some additional Cafe Rio goodness. How about chicken tacos??
Cafe Rio has a HUGE following and there are many bloggers out there who’ve posted copycat recipes. Last week, I shared with you their famous salad dressing recipe. You might remember it… and my crazy confession that I could probably drink it with a straw. Know that I did NOT test that theory, and that I ate more salad than I have in a long time. Yum-O.
This week, I’ll give you the recipe for their shredded chicken. Combine the two together over lettuce… and you’ll have the most amazing Mexi-Salad. If you prefer to stuff it in tortillas with toppings, you’ve got tacos. Smash it between tortillas with a little cheese and you’ve got a quesadilla.
I think you get it. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken
I ate this chicken all week long… I made salads, I ate some with vegetables. I’m sure it would make insane tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. I also froze about half of the chicken in the freezer to enjoy at a later time.
If you try this one, please let me know what you think. I love LOVED these… and have a feeling you will too. Cafe Rio… I heart you.