Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Rice Bowls
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Recipe type: slow cooker, dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 10oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 4oz can diced chilis
  • 1 C UFO Wheat Beer (reserve what you have left in the can for future use)
  • ¾ C uncooked white rice (I used basmati)
  • 1 15oz can black bean, rinsed and drained
  • Various toppings of your choice. I used lettuce, tomato, avocado, green onion and cilantro
For the Sauce:
  • 2 C of the juices from the crock pot, strained (I only had 1½ C left so I added 1 C of the reserved beer to the mix)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the enchilada sauce, beer and diced green chilis. Pour over the chicken. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the crockpot Shred. Place about ¾ C of the juice from the crockpot in with the chicken and mix well. Reserve the remaining juices.
  4. Cook the rice in a rice cooker according to rice cooker instructions.
  5. Heat up the beans in your microwave.
  6. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together the flour and oil. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salt.Gradually add the juices from the crockpot and the beer.Whisk to remove the lumps and then reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
  7. Assemble your rice bowls by putting rice in the bottom of the bowl, top with some enchilada sauce, then top with chicken, beans, more enchilada sauce and your choice of toppings.
Notes
For the sauce, you can either use another 10oz can of enchilada sauce or you can make your own using the ingredients that I list in the recipe.
Sauce recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Cooking time will depend on the size of your slow cooker and how hot your slow cooker gets. I use a 3.5 quart Cuisnart slow cooker and it takes 4-5 hours to cook chicken breasts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 rice bowl
Recipe by This Gal Cooks at http://www.thisgalcooks.com/slow-cooker-chicken-enchilada-rice-bowls/