Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl For One, filled with chili-spiced beans, corn, rice, diced tomatoes and shredded chicken. A simple, healthy and flavorful one-pot meal.
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I heard you loud and clear. I’ve received so many emails over the last few weeks for single serving slow cooker recipes and I totally understand the need for these. I love using my slow cooker but it’s so large, I only use it when I cook for my entire family. When I’m cooking for myself or when I’m cooking for my husband and I, my standard sized slow cooker is just too big.
I decided to look online to see what small slow cookers were available. I wanted to find one that would be perfect for people cooking for just themselves. After some searching, I found a Hamilton Beach 1.5-quart slow cooker and surprisingly, it really is the perfect size to use for single serving meals.
The Hamilton Beach 3 piece Party Crock comes with a porcelain-enameled cast iron pot with a cast iron lid, a warming stand and an electric cooking base. Not only can you use this cookset as a slow cooker to cook meals, but you can also use it to keep dips or appetizers warm when entertaining. I also love the fact that the cast iron pot can be used on the stove and also in the oven.
The very first single serving meal I made in my new slow cooker was one of my family’s favorite recipes – Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl. Since the original recipe is large enough to serve a family of five, I scaled down the ingredients to make it a single serving meal.
This burrito bowl is full of chili-spiced beans, corn, rice, diced tomatoes and shredded chicken. Everything cooks together and as it does, the flavors really come alive.
I start by mixing together diced tomatoes, chicken broth, chili powder, salt and cumin and then I pour it over one chicken breast. This cooks in the slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours. Then, I add the black beans, the rice, the corn and a splash of chicken broth and let it cook for another 3 to 4 hours.
You can use either instant rice and let the rice cook along with the chicken in the slow cooker or you can cook a small batch of rice on the side. My recipe for quick baked rice comes in handy for meals like this one.
Since all of the ingredients are cooked in one pot, all you need to do is sprinkle on the cheese, top with slices of avocado or a dollop of sour cream.
The heat settings on this Party Crock seem to be a little different than the heat settings on my regular slow cooker. With my large slow cooker, I cook the burrito bowls on a low heat setting. With the Party Crock, cooking on a medium temperature worked best.
If you love single serving recipes and are looking for a slow cooker, this one works great. It’s not large enough for a family-sized meal, but if you’re cooking for one or two – it’s perfect. I think you’ll also love the fact that you can use the pot on the stove or in the oven. I’ve already made tomato sauce on the stove with it and can tell you that it’s a great little pot. I think you’ll also find many other ways to use it with the holidays coming up. It’s great to use when entertaining and would be very pretty on any buffet table.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl For One, filled with chili-spiced beans, corn, rice, diced tomatoes and shredded chicken. A flavorful one pot meal.
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup canned diced tomatoes , with their juices
- 1/2 cup chicken broth , divided
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 cup instant brown rice
- 1/2 cup canned black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup frozen corn
- Optional toppings: shredded cheese, avocado , chopped cilantro, sour cream
- Place the chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, stir together the diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup of the chicken broth, salt, chili powder and cumin. Pour over the chicken. Make sure the chicken is covered, and add additional broth if needed.
- Cover with the lid and cook for 3 to 4 hours on medium heat *(See notes).
- Carefully remove the lid and add the rice, beans, corn and remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth. Replace the lid and continue cooking on medium for another 3 to 4 hours.
- Use two forks to shred the chicken into small pieces.
- Taste and season with additional salt, if necessary.
- Spoon into serving bowl and top with cheese and any other desired toppings.
The heat settings on this Party Crock seem to be a little different than the heat settings on my regular slow cooker. With the Party Crock, cooking on a medium temperature worked best.
If using a different brand of slow cooker, cook chicken on low setting for 3-4 hours, add the rice, beans and corn and cook for an additional 3-4 hours on low setting.
(Recipe adapted from TheKitchn)
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