Thursday, August 2, 2012


I know that there are many recipes floating around for Cafe Rio Chicken.  I love this American restaurant and decided that since I can't make a trip south for their Mexican food, I would replicate it at home.  It was so easy to do and will be a go to recipe from now on. 

 I started with a cooked rotisserie chicken.  You could cook up some chicken breast instead, but the cooked chicken is so easy and cheap.  Shredded the meat and added 1 pkg of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, 1 cup of mayo, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup Italian Salad dressing, garlic seasoning, 1/2 tbsp  chill powder and 1/2 tbsp cumin.  I simmered, covered for about 2hours and served on a bed of rice with chopped romaine lettuce and tomatoes.  I made Cafe Rio's famous green sauce to go with it, and it was delish!