Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice {Recipe}

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A few weeks ago Dottie tasted her very first Chicken Tortilla Soup and begged me to look up a recipe and make some for her. Some time last week, I finally had all the essential ingredients to make the soup…

except I decided to do a little improvising with the spices and chose to avoid using chicken broth. I also chose to throw in a cup of rice which eventually resulted in the recipe changing direction and becoming a brand new dish all together. Oh and did I mention I forgot an essential ingredient- the tortillas?

So the next best option was to dig into one of The Better Chip packs that sat on our dining table.

With flavors like Chipotle and Jalapeno, I figured it wouldn’t harm my recipe if I swapped out the fried tortilla strips with tortilla chips. And after sampling both flavors, I decided to go with the Jalapeno flavored chips to add that extra spice kick that my family loves.


So after all the additions, substitutions and modifications, my family was served a wholesome, hearty meal. I call it my recipe for…

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice .

In under 4 hours, this meal was ready and everything was thrown into one pot effortlessly.


Give it a try and let me know what you think.


5 from 10 votes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Our family prefers to opt for organic options but feel free to swap out for what works for your family.
  • 1 lb organic chicken breast chopped into small cubes/nuggets uncooked
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped or sliced into fine ringlets
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped fine
  • 1 can organic fire roasted chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can organic black beans drained
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bay leaf crushed
  • 1 cup cilantro-chopped
  • The juice for 1-2 small limes
  • 1 cup uncooked rice I used basmati as it cooks fast, is aromatic and flavorful
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 pack of The Better Chip Jalapeno flavored tortilla chips
  1. Add all the ingredients except the rice, avocado, lemon and tortilla chips into the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
  2. Now add the cup of rice (since basmati rice cooks fast), stir the mixture and cook on high for another hour.
Recipe Notes

In 3 hours your Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice should be ready. Serve this with crushed avocado, a squeeze of lemon and a generous topping of crushed (not powdered) The Better Chip Jalapeno flavored tortilla chips.


Do you have a favorite recipe that you think would pair well with one of The Better Chip tortilla chip flavors?


  1. I love slow cooker meals – and chicken & rice is one of my favorite recipes! I’ll have to try this one, thank you!

    I’ve never heard of ‘The Better Chip, but they look fantastic!

  2. I love rice. I’m not really fond of a lot of heat in my meals, but the main idea of this looks really good. I may have to play around with it.

  3. This looks so flavorful and delicious. I love that it is prepared in the slow cooker.

  4. Oh yum! I love preparing slow cooker meals… actually I have one cooking as we speak! This sounds delish.. and those Tortilla chips look AMAZING!

  5. I haven’t eaten dinner yet and this is making me SO hungry! LOL! Your recipe looks so yummy!

  6. I really love chips! These look like the perfect alternative to my salt addiction.

  7. I t looks so good and sounds really flavorful! I cant wait to make this and garnish with the Better Chips Chipotles…but I am going to HAVE to get the beets chips too 🙂 Yummy.

  8. That looks amazing. We do lots of Mexican food. It’s one of our favorites.

  9. Those chips look really yummy. My husband loves chips … I will have to look for these at the store.

  10. Slow cooker recipes are the mainstay for this working family. I love walking in the door and not having to worry about what’s to make for dinner. I’ll be adding this one to the recipe box.

  11. Those are some interesting chip flavors!!! Love your recipe, too. Looks really tasty!

  12. This looks like a great recipe to enjoy with some chips! I would love to try it out.

  13. This looks amazing, I love chicken and I love rice. 😛 Topped with avocado! Yum.

  14. Yum! I’ve been looking for some quick meal ideas. We need to spice up our menu a bit.

  15. Those better than chips are so good! And I am sure they compliment the already amazing recipe you shared well. I love slow cooker recipes and this look very tasty!

  16. I’d love the jalapenos and chipotles chips, but I hate beets so I’d try the beet one first just to be adventurous!!!

  17. Oh man that looks so delicious and probably gives your tastebuds a little kick when you eat it. Have to try it one day.

  18. I love slow cooker/crockpot recipes. I love making them. This recipe looks so tasty!

  19. This looks so delicious, I also like the fact that this meal is effortless to make. Thanks for the recipe.

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