Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

~ This Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls recipe is such an easy way to enjoy a Mexican feast on even the busiest nights! So simple to throw together (hurray, slow cooker!) and a true family fave. Terrific for potlucks, tailgating, and make-your-own burrito bars. You can even skip the rice, set out some tortilla chips, and call it a hearty appetizer! This has absolutely everything going for it! ~

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}We’re about to share a pretty exciting recipe, and we sure hope you’re sitting down. It’s fantastic … and we wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself out of sheer exuberance.

You see, we’ve got a really delicious, and ssssssuuuuuper easy dinner. Heck, you may even want to make this for dinner tonight. (Ahem … that’s encouraged, by the way!)

It’s Mexican (always a hit!), and in the slow cooker (so simple!), and well, just plain scrumptious. Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls are your answer to pretty much all of life’s questions. Yes. They’re that good!

When we make this recipe for our families, they lick their bowls, exclaiming, “This is soooo yummy!” And then they ask, “When are you sharing this on THK??”

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Well, families … it’s today! Today is the day!!

We originally published this recipe in a truly exceptional cookbook (read on to get your copy!) but we’ve waited over a year to publish it here on our site. We’ve been holding onto it for the perfect occasion …

A little backstory: If you’re a longtime THKer (thankyouverymuch!!), you may remember us talking about a special project we worked on with Feeding America last September. We were involved with other spectacular food bloggers, creating recipes for a fabulous cookbook to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Know what recipe we contributed??? 🙂 Yup! Chicken Burrito Bowls!

That cookbook, Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners from our Kitchens to Yours has been such a success! It’s jam-packed with well over a month’s worth of healthier slow cooker recipes. And we gotta tell ya … the recipes are, indeed, phenomenal! (And we’re not just saying that because our recipe for Chicken Burrito Bowls is in there!)

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If you love this Chicken Burrito Bowls recipe, you’ll be thrilled to know that it’s not too late to purchase a copy of the book and get all the other outstanding slow cooker recipes our blogging buds created for it, too! Plus, if you haven’t already gotten the free ebook version, you can nab that just by subscribing to our email. (See that li’l box in the upper corner of our page – just enter your email! We’ll send it to ya soon!)

Pretty cool, huh?

And, since it’s September, and September = Hunger Action Month, we just knew this was the exact right time to share this recipe with you, since it was originally published in a cookbook specifically created to raise funding in the fight against hunger here in America.

It’s also the perfect time to encourage you to take action, in any way that you can, to help combat hunger in our country.

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Hmmm … but … you might be wondering why there’s a pic of us with spoons on our noses!

Well, there are lots of ways to get involved during Hunger Action Month – by volunteering, donating (both monetary donations and food), and by advocating and educating! Feeding America has also started “#Spoontember” and they’re inviting everyone to share a photo of yourself (with a spoon on your nose!) on social media, along with a hunger-related statistic … and then to challenge a friend to do the same!

And hey – when you send out that challenge, maybe you could even invite some friends to volunteer at the local food pantry! Ohhh … that would be awesome!

So, you see, this Chicken Burrito Bowls recipe really is the perfect recipe to share right now!

It’s easy to throw together (so you have lots of time leftover for “spoon” photos, or to do some volunteering), and it’s simple to double (in case you’d like to share with a friend or a family that could use a helping hand and a nourishing meal tonight). Plus, it’s super cost efficient – coming in at around just $3.25 per serving!

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But even if today is (finally!) the perfect day to share this recipe with you, you should definitely not save it to enjoy only in September!

No, no … it’s also perfect in the winter as a nice, warm, comfort-food dinner. It’s great at potlucks or for a make-your-own-burrito bar. And it’s even wonderful as a hearty appetizer (no kidding!) – it pairs really {really!} well with whole-grain tortilla chips. Oh … and all those busy nights (those occur all year long!) … well the leftovers are just as tasty, so you can even stretch this meal over two nights!

So definitely enjoy this recipe with your family the whole year through! And this month, consider grabbing a spoon for a silly photo, and making a difference during Hunger Action Month!

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Yep … perfect!

THK Signature Gretchen & Shelley cropped

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Preparation 10 min. (plus chopping time, depending on optional toppings) 2017-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 4-8 hours 2017-07-22T00:00:00+00:00
Serves About 7 cups, plus rice and optional toppings     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1.25-ounce packet low-sodium taco seasoning (see note)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (from about two ears of corn if using fresh)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (preferably organic or reduced-sodium)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 16-ounce jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies with juice (such as Ro-Tel)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Brown rice, cooked and hot, for serving
  • For serving: your choice of optional toppings such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded reduced-fat cheese, chopped avocados or guacamole, reduced-fat sour cream, chopped green onions, additional chopped fresh cilantro, and hot sauce


  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning, corn, black beans, and onions over chicken. Pour salsa and canned tomatoes on top.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Just before serving, use two forks to shred the chicken. Add cilantro. Stir to combine ingredients.
  4. Serve over brown rice with optional toppings as desired.


Recipe Notes

Taco seasoning: We recommend avoiding taco seasoning mixes that contain MSG. Also, there are differences in the amounts of sodium (and other ingredients) in various brands, so it’s a good idea to read the nutrition information for the brands offered at your store.

To serve as an appetizer: To serve this as a hearty appetizer dip, simply omit the rice and serve alongside whole-grain tortilla chips.

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}
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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls — 18 Comments

    • Hmmmmmm … Katie, that’s a really good question! I’m thinking through this, and I do believe it would freeze fine, although I can’t say 100% for sure because I haven’t tried that yet. The one thing I would do is to leave out the cilantro until after you’ve thawed and reheated it, just before serving. If you do give it a shot, I’d love to know how it works out! 🙂 ~Shelley

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    • Uh-oh! What kinds of shenanigans?? Hopefully all fun!! Lol!!

      Gotta tell you … I made this again for dinner the other night – it was a HUGE hit!! My kids (and hubby!) loved it the day I made it … and the next day for leftovers!

      It’s so easy, looks impressive, and tastes delicious!! Enjoy!!

      Have a great day, Mary! ~Gretchen

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