Am's Take on Cafe Rio Chicken

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by Chef Moto Mom

This Was given to me by a dear friend's daughter and it is worth sharing and keeping here for safe keeping hope you all enjoy as much as we did.

Top Review by ILikeSweets

I made the chicken and the dressing listed here but I used my own rice recipe. I was nervous about the chicken since it was so easy and had few ingredients but it turned out perfectly! I ended up using a 3 lb bag of frozen chicken but kept all other ingredients the same as listed and it was so good. I cooked it in the crockpot on low for 8 hours then I shredded the meat and put it back in the crockpot and placed it in the fridge over night. Then about an hour before dinner the next night, I turned the crock pot on high and warmed it back up. Saved me some time that day. The dressing was really tasty too. I used one jalape?o but I didn't use any of the seeds. Me, my husband and my two young kids all enjoyed this. I ate the leftovers for two days after. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the dressing by blending all the ingredients together in a blender. The longer this can sit and chill the better the flavor will enhance.
  2. Chicken: Put in crock pot for 4 hours then shred and replace for 1 hour to soak up the juice.
  3. Rice: Blend in the blender the following: bouillon, garlic, cilantro, green chilies, salt, butter and onion.
  4. Let water come to a boil; add rice and blended ingredients. Let rest until rice is done.
  5. What we did was put a tortilla in a frying pan and added cheese on it until it became slightly crisp then layered chicken, rice, romaine lettuce, fresh lime and the dressing.
  6. This was a easy and very good recipe and the leftovers were great!

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