If you love Costa Vida Chicken or Cafe Rio Chicken, than this recipe is for you! So easy to make with all the delicious flavors of your favorite Mexican Grill! You only need 5 ingredients and you make it in the slow cooker!
Cafe Rio is my favorite place to eat while in Utah. I have even shared a recipe for Cafe Rio Sweet Pork with you. Which is another great, quick meal for the crock pot.
Fortunately for me a Cafe Rio knock off, Costa Vida, opened up in Portland a few years ago. Now I can get my Cafe Rio fix without having to drive 13 hours to Utah. But I still enjoy making this Costa Vida chicken at home.
Today’s recipe for crock pot Costa Vida Chicken is one I’ve been making for years. Besides being SUPER easy and only requiring 5 ingredients, it is super flexible. You can enjoy it in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, so many ways!
And even though it is easy to make, it is really delicious. You will love it. Your family will enjoy it. And it is even a recipe that I would recommend serving to guests.
More Crock Pot Meals:
Some of my favorite kitchen tools for making Crock Pot Costa Vida Chicken:
CROCK POT – My favorite one is the classic, the Rival CrockPot. In fact, I love it so much I own three of them. Two 6 qt and one 4 qt.
CROCK POT LINERS – These liner bags are a life saver and make clean up so much easier and faster! Stock up on them!
SHREDDER CLAWS – These make shredded pork or chicken a breeze!
Costa Vida Chicken Recipe
Costa Vida Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless
- 16 oz. Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- Add chicken to crockpot. Sprinkle with chili powder, cumin and garlic.
- Cover with Italian Dressing. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.
- Shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.