When I’ve had a long day or week, I want something simple, hearty and comforting like these Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls. Every bite is just as good as the last!
Who doesn’t love a burrito bowl! All the toppings you could imagine, customized to your taste. Yes, please! These Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito bowls have been on rotation for weeks in our house. The best part to me is the chicken itself. All you do it place chicken breasts (you could also use boneless, skinless thighs) in a slow cooker with tons of spices and in just a few hours you’ll have chicken you can pull into pieces that soak up the delicious juice from the crock pot.
One new year’s eve, I wanted to make something special to eat for our friends that were coming over to celebrate with us, but their son had specific food restrictions. The idea of a DIY build your own burrito bowl sounded like the perfect solution. Start with a big bowl for yourself with quinoa (you could also start with a base of brown rice) and top it with this tender, juicy chicken, guacamole, salsa, black beans, a good handful of chopped cilantro or whatever else you enjoy. DIY meals like DIY: Taco Buffet, DIY Hot Dog Bar, DIY: Oatmeal Buffet are great when you’re feeding a crowd so everyone can build their own favorite flavor combinations!
The best part about making this Slow Cooker Chicken is that this can (and should be) doubled so you have tons of leftovers for days to come to turn into burritos, tostada salad, nachos and more. My beloved Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls have become a bi-weekly rotation that we can’t get enough of!
I love a slow cooker recipe because you can put all the ingredients in there and forget about it for a few hours while it cooks itself! If you’re looking for more slow cooker recipes, try out my Slow Cooker Chicken Chili, Slow Cooker 12 Layer Lasagna and Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup to name a few!
Are you making burrito bowls this week? Let me know what you think by tagging me on social media!
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 1 cup weelicious guacamole (recipe linked below)
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and sprinkle with all of the seasonings and diced onion.
- Toss and coat the chicken breasts with the spices.
- Turn on the slow cooker to low and cook for 2 hours.
- Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
- In each bowl place a scoop of quinoa and top with chicken, beans and remaining toppings as desired.