Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls (with Cauliflower Rice!) | A Sweet Pea Chef

Hey there, my name is Lacey Baier with A Sweet
Pea Chef, and I love burritos, but since tortillas aren’t the healthiest food for us because
they contain a lot of saturated fats and refined flours, I had to come up with a different,
healthier way to get my burrito fix, and I found it. And I think you’re going to love
these slow cooker chicken burrito bowls too, so stick around and find out another healthy
twist that kicks these bowls up even another notch. Let’s get started. First, we need to get the chicken cooking
in the slow cooker, so combine 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6 boneless and skinless
chicken thighs, 1 diced yellow onion, 1/2 a diced jalapeño, one 8oz can no-salt-added
tomato sauce, one 14.5oz can no-salt-added diced canned tomatoes, 2 teaspoons dried oregano,
2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon
chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
into the bowl of the slow cooker. I like to use a combination of the chicken breasts and
thighs for this recipe because they have a lot of flavor and it adds to the juiciness. Now, just cover and cook on low for about
four to six hours. When it’s nice and tender, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and
shred it into bite-sized pieces using your fingers or two forks. Now, in a medium bowl, combine 15oz of the
drained black beans and enough of the juices from the slow cooker besides the chicken.
This will not only heat up the beans but also flavor them for serving. It’s going to be
super tasty. Then, return the shredded chicken back to
the slow cooker, and mix it with the remaining juices. Instead of using regular rice for this meal,
we’re going to make cauliflower rice and season it with some garlic. It’s so good, and it’s
a great way to add an extra fiber and other nutrients into your meal. There are two main
methods to turn the cauliflower into rice-sized pieces. You can either use a kitchen grater
and grate the cauliflower just like you would cheese, or you can use a food processor and
break the cauliflower into florets. The food processor makes this process quick and easy,
but the cheese grater is a lot easier to clean, so the choice is yours. Once you’ve turned one large head of cauliflower
into cauliflower rice, it’s time to cook it. Cauliflower rice can be roasted, microwaved,
steamed and stir-fried, and each method provides a slightly different texture and taste. Today,
I’m going to stir-fry it in a large pan with about a tablespoon of olive oil, and cook
it over medium-high heat. So add the cauliflower rice and cook in the pan, stirring occasionally
until the cauliflower is tender and just slightly golden brown, about 7 to 10 minutes. Now,
add in 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder into
the cauliflower rice, and stir to combine. Totally easy, super healthy and, really, a
ridiculously delicious new way to enjoy burritos again. Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed
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14 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls (with Cauliflower Rice!) | A Sweet Pea Chef

  1. I can never get chicken in the crock pot right, but this delicious recipe gives me hope! And the cauliflower rice looks so easy!

  2. You've blown my mind with cauliflower rice!!! When I saw the title, I thought it was rice mixed with cauliflower. But this is all cauliflower…GENIUS!!!

  3. Do you have this as a written recipe somewhere? can you tell me how to find it. Thanks in advanced. it looks great sn I want to try it for Saturday.

  4. How can I find the nutrition information for this recipe? Or can you just tell me the chicken in ounces to use? Thanks 🙂

  5. Hi!
    I absolutely love this recipe but I live alone and I don't feel like turning the slowcooker on for only one serving…
    Do you perhaps know if you can store the chicken in a fridge/pan/freezer/anything?

  6. I've come back long after to find this recipe. My boyfriend has been requesting it again for months now! Love this recipe <3

  7. LOVE IT!>>> (You cannot set it to start at a certain time but that's not a deal breaker for me). You can set it to run on HIGH, LOW for X hours which is really nice! I love the locking handles too!

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