Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cafe Rio Chicken

Debbie and I were comparing our recipes of the Cafe Rio Chicken vs. the Pork and so we both decided to post them. There really isn't that much of a difference and I think the rice is exactly the same. Anyway, she can make the chicken one, while I make the pork. Enjoy.

Café Rio Dressing
1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (make as per recipe)
2 tomatillos
1⁄2 bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño

Use a food processor (or blender) to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate.

Cafe Rio Chicken
1 small bottle of Italian Dressing
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. cumin
3 cloves garlic—minced
5 lbs chicken breast

Cook all together in a crock pot for 4 hours, shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.

Café Rio Rice
3 cups water
4 tsp. chicken bouillon
4 tsp. garlic –minced
The other 1⁄2 bunch of cilantro
1 can green chilies or fresh, about the same amount
3⁄4 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. butter
1⁄2 onion
3 cups of rice- if you are not making instant rice, you might need a little more water

Blend cilantro, green chilies and onion together in food processor. Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients, simmer covered 30 minutes.

Take a flour tortilla and melt some cheddar cheese and Monterey jack cheese on top and layer everything else the way you like-or just make a taco type of thing.

1 comment:

Christi and Joe Bradshaw said...

Oh Cafe Rio...how I love it! Thanks for posting the rice recipes. I have never tried making it, but I love making the dressing at home. Thanks!