Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

5 Bowls425 cals

Ready to meal prep? This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls recipe is packed with protein, complex carbs, and enough flavor to make you forget about your favorite burrito spot!

Rather than tell you how easy it is to prep, let’s just get right into it.

To make these slow cooker burrito bowls start with 2 pounds of fat trimmed chicken breast. Did you know that you can easily trim your chicken breast with some kitchen shears?

Chop your chicken breast in half once trimmed and layer those into the bottom of your slow cooker.

Next, add in 2 cans of drained & rinsed low sodium black beans, 1 24 ounce jar of salsa, 2 cups of frozen corn, 1/2 cup of water, 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, and either 1/2 packet of a low sodium taco seasoning mix (easy method) OR 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and some black pepper.

Give those ingredients a quick mix.

Before turning your slow cooker on, you’ll want to make sure you keep your chicken breast submerged after mixing it. Doing this will make sure everything cooks evenly.

Turn your slow cooker on either high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.

After that time, remove the lid and shred your chicken up with two forks. It should break apart pretty easy if it’s cooked.

Your burrito bowls are here!

To eat this, I usually layer it in a bowl with 1/2 cup of rice, a serving of some cheese, a little sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, and a couple chopped up green onions on top.

These easy slow cooker burrito bowls are everything you could imagine and more! Delicious!

I personally make 5 servings out of this one and each serving for me is usually around 18 ounces.

Dessert time! Try our Fudge Brownie Protein Bars next.

Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls Recipe

Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

Today we make the easiest, most delicious, and best protein packed Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls recipe you've had yet!
4.80 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burrito bowls, chipotle, crockpot, easy, healthy, homemade, slow cooker
Servings: 5 Bowls
Calories: 425kcal
Cost: $7.50

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  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breast
  • 2 Cans Black Beans - 439g Cans (Low Sodium)
  • 1 Jar Salsa - 24 Ounces
  • 2 Cups Corn - Frozen
  • 4 Ounces Water
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • Black Pepper - Your choice


  • Trim the fat off of your Chicken Breast and cut them in half
  • Layer your Chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Drain and rinse your Black Beans then add everything else in
  • Give it a quick mix to combine your spices, making sure to keep your Chicken submerged before covering
  • Cover and cook on Low Heat 7-8 hours or High Heat 4-5 hours
  • Once cooked, take 2 forks and shred up your Chicken



Switch up the temperature with other spices or mild, medium, and hot salsa!
This recipes freezes great if you wanna make more than a weeks worth!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 2127
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 3420mg
  • Carbs: 229g
  • Fiber: 74g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 278g
Calories in each serving (if you make 5 which are usually around 18 ounces each):
  • Calories: 425
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 684mg
  • Carbs: 45.8g
  • Fiber: 14.8g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 55.6g


Serving: 18oz | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 55.6g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 684mg | Fiber: 14.8g | Sugar: 6g


  1. Carrie on May 20, 2024 at 1:06 am

    5 stars
    Sounds great. Making this asap

  2. Dave on March 21, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Does it need to be drained? Mines looking more like a stew….

    • Derek Howes on March 23, 2023 at 11:21 am

      Hey Dave. The beans should be drained if that’s what you’re referring to? How’d it turn out?

  3. Madie on February 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Love the look of this recipe, just wanted to ask if you think I could make this in an instant pot instead of a slow cooker? Maybe take out the black beans for the cooking portion?

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      If you adjust the cooking time accordingly, absolutely!

  4. Liz Gonzalez on February 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    How would I do this in my instapot?
    Thank you.

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Hi Liz. Make sure there’s enough liquid, adjust the cooking time (much LESS time), and you should be good to go!

    • Nancy dodson on March 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

      your instapot can be a slow cooker and timed with a keep warm setting… most ovens will do the same..

  5. Jack on April 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    How long can I keep this in the fridge for, if it makes 5 portions will it last 5 days so I can have one a day?

    • Derek Howes on April 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Yes, absolutely. I would say 5-7 days no problem!

  6. Jon on April 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Love the recipe! If I wanted to substitute lean ground turkey instead of chicken in the slow cooker, would I be putting myself at higher risk for salmonella? Would I need to add some liquid?

  7. Lisa Erickson on March 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Yay!!! Finally some easy and yummy protein burritos/taco things. Good to prepare for the crew at the fire department. Thanks.

    • Derek Howes on March 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Love it! Much respect to the FD!

    • Jabari Williams on November 23, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Interesting! How many servings were there? What kinds of bowls were used?

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