When I’ve had a long day or week, I want something simple, hearty and comforting like these Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls. Every bite is just as good as the last!


Who doesn’t love a burrito bowl! All the toppings you could imagine, customized to your taste. Yes, please! These Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito bowls have been on rotation for weeks in our house. The best part to me is the chicken itself. All you do it place chicken breasts (you could also use boneless, skinless thighs) in a slow cooker with tons of spices and in just a few hours you’ll have chicken you can pull into pieces that soak up the delicious juice from the crock pot. 


One new year’s eve, I wanted to make something special to eat for our friends that were coming over to celebrate with us, but their son had specific food restrictions. The idea of a DIY build your own burrito bowl sounded like the perfect solution. Start with a big bowl for yourself with quinoa (you could also start with a base of brown rice) and top it with this tender, juicy chicken, guacamolesalsablack beans, a good handful of chopped cilantro or whatever else you enjoy. DIY meals like DIY: Taco BuffetDIY Hot Dog BarDIY: Oatmeal Buffet are great when you’re feeding a crowd so everyone can build their own favorite flavor combinations!


The best part about making this Slow Cooker Chicken is that this can (and should be) doubled so you have tons of leftovers for days to come to turn into burritostostada saladnachos and more. My beloved Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls have become a bi-weekly rotation that we can’t get enough of!


I love a slow cooker recipe because you can put all the ingredients in there and forget about it for a few hours while it cooks itself! If you’re looking for more slow cooker recipes, try out my Slow Cooker Chicken ChiliSlow Cooker 12 Layer Lasagna and Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup to name a few!


Are you making burrito bowls this week? Let me know what you think by tagging me on social media!


Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup weelicious guacamole (recipe linked below)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  • Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and sprinkle with all of the seasonings and diced onion.
  • Toss and coat the chicken breasts with the spices.
  • Turn on the slow cooker to low and cook for 2 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • In each bowl place a scoop of quinoa and top with chicken, beans and remaining toppings as desired.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Made this tonight and it was soon good. I ended up using leftover chicken from a roast and just warming it up in a pan with some chicken stock and all of the spices. It turned out great!

  2. I used a whole chicken but cut it up into quarters. I cooked it for 7 hours after dredging it through the spices. I tasted it after 7 and found that it wasn’t flavorfull enough for me. So I cooked it another 7, deboned. Absolutely delicious. The fluid from the chicken and their spices, I used to warm up the beans for 4 hours, delicious, as well. Thank you for this recipe. I have all kinds of food restrictions but this hit the spot.

  3. […] eat once a week. We omitted the red pepper flakes so R could eat it too. Justin made Weelicious’s crockpot pulled chicken while I was at work. He turned the slow cooker on high and it took an hour and a half. […]

  4. How many pounds in 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts? My local store the last package I bought had three breasts and was over 3 pounds.

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