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Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken

This Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken tastes just like the real deal. It's delicious. Enjoy it on tacos, in a burrito, or any other way you'd have shredded chicken!  Why go out, when you can have your favorites made right at home?!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 224 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 small bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 lbs chicken breast


  1. Cook all ingredients in a crock pot for 4 hours, shred meat, then cook for an additional hour.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
If you don't have the bottle of Italian dressing, you can also use the seasoning packets of Italian dressing, they work just as good!

Adapted from My friend, Shelley

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 748mg21%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.