Monday, December 19

"Costa Vida" Chicken

I found this recipe once upon a time for a copy cat Costa Vida
(or maybe it was Cafe Rio) Chicken recipe.  
Not really sure how similar it is to the restaurant 
because I always get the steak, 
but we like it a lot, especially the simplicity of it. 

"Costa Vida" Chicken
5 Chicken Breasts(I use frozen breasts)
1 16 oz bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
1Tbsp Chili Powder
1Tbsp Cumin
3 Garlic Cloves minced

Place Chicken Breasts in Crock pot. Combine wet ingredients and pour over Chicken Breasts.  Cook on low 4 hours.  Shred Chicken and cook on low for 1 more hour.

Serve on tortillas, nachos, salad, rice, whatever your creative mind can think of.  This makes quite a bit, two meals worth at least.  I always freeze half of it for another day and still have leftovers, but we are a small family of  2 and a half.

Our favorite way to eat this chicken is on tortillas(Costco uncooked) with sour cream, cheese, Mexican lime rice, black beans, lettuce, and tomatoes.


  1. Yummy Kat.
    You were right, we had lots leftover. Some of the leftover chicken we turned into Camille's Chicken Tortilla Soup:

  2. Great idea! I have some in the freezer right now, I think I'll make soup with it this week :)


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