This One Pot Slow Cooker Burrito is the perfect, easy meal to feed your family after a busy day.
Willpower is often an elusive little minx, isn’t she? Her and I often do not play well together, especially at lunchtime. Contrary to popular belief, I do not have the privilege to lounge around in my leopard print jammies and drink Pina Colada’s all day while entertaining myself poolside.
No, this Pack Momma has a 40 hour a week, Monday through Friday J.O.B. and even though I think I might be able to get away with the tropical fruity drinks, I guarantee somebody would eventually take notice of the purple leopard print. So in my cubicle I sit and as lunchtime rolls around my good intentions and willpower begin to fight the good fight between choosing my healthy, low carb, low fat, low calorie meal supplement chocolate shake OR I could just jump in my little car and drive 4 minutes down the road and have a REAL lunch.. a delicious, made to order burrito bowl with rice and beans, pork, pico de gallo, lime and corn salsa.
The struggle is real, folks. Every. single. day.
Now most days I’m a good girl and sit in my break-room with my friends, scrolling though Pinterest (#devilsplayground) and sipping on my shake. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really like my shakes and as long as I don’t think too hard about it, I am completely happy making the healthier choice.
Unless it’s Friday. That’s a done deal. I am not responsible at all for my actions on Fridays.
So, while my love for burrito bowls keeps me on my toes during the week, I started thinking about how easy it would be to make them at home and what a great one pot, slow cooker meal it could be. Fall is in the air and the weather is starting to change .. well, not here in Florida but elsewhere I hear it is.. and what could be more perfect than pouring everything into your slow cooker before leaving for your busy day, only to come home to a delicious burrito bowl dinner already done and waiting for you?
So here you go! Tweak it as you like… want pork instead of chicken, go for it! Different veggies, not a problem! You do whatever will make you and your family happy with this meal… it’s versatile and perfect for feeding the entire family.
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- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 tsp onion powder
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 3 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 15 oz can black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz can corn , drained
- 1 15 oz can Hunts petite diced tomatoes , drained
- 3 1/2 cups Minute brown rice
- 2 limes juiced (plus more for individual squeezing)
- 1/8 cup cilantro , diced
- 6 green onions , diced
- 8 oz shredded cheese
- tortilla wraps and sour cream (optional)
Add chicken breasts, broth, bouillon cube and spices to slow cooker and cook on High for 4 hours
Remove chicken and shred - do not add back into slow cooker yet
Adding to the existing liquid in the slow cooker, pour rice, beans, tomatoes and corn into slow cooker and cook on High for 30 minutes
Brown rice may need additional liquid, depending on how chewy (or not chewy) you like your rice.. feel free to add in a bit of water or store bought chicken broth if you feel you need to 🙂
Add chicken back into rice mixture alone with juice of limes and green onions - cook another 10 minutes
Stir in cheese and cilantro - Serve immediately as burrito bowls or with wraps topped with sourcream