We LOVE Mexican food in this family. I think I make at least one Mexican dish a week. I especially love making copies of restaurant’s versions at home. Not only does it save me the time of running to the restaurant to grab take-out, but most importantly, it saves so much money!! I kid you not, this Cafe Rio copy of their shredded chicken is so good and tastes so much like the original but costs a fraction of what the restaurant charges! Plus, you can double or triple this recipe and freeze the left-overs for meals in the future! It’s so simple and easy. You’re family will love this chicken, I know mine did!
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- 1/2 a small bottle of zesty italian dressing
- 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix – mixed with 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
Place all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high 5-6 hours OR low 8 hours. Shred with fork and use as filling for tacos, burritos, salads, etc.
Ben and Amberly says
Good shots Jen! Love the shallow depth of field. What lens is that? Lighting is good too. Did you use the new lighting setup? The vivid colors are good for attracting the eye in the middle of so many great photos on Pinterest.
Oh yeah, and the food looks DELICIOUS!
Did you use boneless/ skinless chicken breasts? The recipe does not specify.
Hi Annetta, yes I did use boneless skinless chicken breasts. Thanks for the question!
Can you use Fat Free Zesty Italian dressing?
Absolutely! It should still turn out yummy. Thanks!