Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

Now that Thanksgiving is over and hopefully the leftovers are finished, it’s time to get back into the healthy swing of things!

Since I refuse to “detox” (aka juice cleanse or eat raw veggies for a day or something crazy like that), I instead stick to eating whole, real ingredients and focus on nourishing myself properly so my body’s digestion and basic function resumes normalcy.

Yes, I ate a little too much pie. 🙂

And now, it’s totally slow cooker season, and I’m so excited to develop some more slow cooker recipes for you all. To start the slow cookery, I present to you this healthy version of a chicken burrito bowl, fully loaded with all the good stuff, and minus the stuff that doesn’t do much for you (like a flour burritto and white rice.)

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

I love burrito bowls – I always ask for my burrito in a lettuce bowl. Not as satisfying as a true burrito, but it gets the trick done.

However, this new version with spiralized sweet potato rice let’s you have all the great same textures and flavors of a burrito bowl without the carb coma afterwards! And, it fuels you with every bite.

If you don’t eat chicken, just omit that part of the recipe and focus on the veggies – I’d add some extra veggies like spiralized bell peppers, but other than that, follow the recipe!

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

This is definitely going into our monthly dinner rotation – it’s flavorful, colorful, hearty, and seasonal, thanks to the sweet potatoes.

Top with some avocado and you’ll never go to Chipotle (or wherever you get your burrito bowls) again!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 9 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 14.5- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock divided, plus more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 15- ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro to garnish
  • 2 avocadoes peeled, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup diced scallions


  • Combine the chicken breasts, diced tomatoes, half of the chicken stock, chili powder, salt, cumin, and oregano in the bowl of a slow cooker. Make sure the chicken is covered, and add additional stock if needed. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes. Spiralize them with Blade D. Then, transfer the sweet potato noodles to a food processor and pulse until rice-like, working in batches. Rice all of the sweet potato noodles and set aside.
  • Remove the lid and add the sweet potato rice, black beans, frozen corn, and the remaining chicken broth. Replace the lid and continue cooking on high for another 2 hours. Cooking is done when the rice is tender.
  • Using tongs, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred, using two forks. Add the shredded chicken back in and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed.
  • Divide the burrito mixture into bowls and top with cilantro, avocado, and scallions.


Calories: 349
Total Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 41g
Fiber: 16g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 26g


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Pam says:
oh yes!! excited to hear you will be developing more slow cooker recipes :)
Michele DeVinney says:
Am I completely missing the "print" icon?
Ali Maffucci says:
Unfortunately, we're having a few difficulties with our recipe plugin. We hope to have it resolved this week! Thanks for your understanding.
Michele DeVinney says:
No problem--thank you!
Anonymous says:
I just copied and pasted and emailed to myself :)
Judy Heffelfinger says:
No print button again? Please fix this problem. I really want to try this dish. I guess I'll have to write I'd down like last time. I'm looking forward to trying a slow cooker recipe!
Ali Maffucci says:
Unfortunately, we're having a few difficulties with our recipe plugin. We hope to have it resolved this week! Thanks for your understanding.
Anonymous says:
Sounds lovely.could you also put instructions for those not using slow cooker. Thanks for all amazing recipes.
KayBeaven says:
Hi i am in the UK and also no print button sounds silly but makes life easier :) keep up the good work Ali i am a big fan XX
Ali Maffucci says:
Unfortunately, we're having a few difficulties with our recipe plugin. We hope to have it resolved this week! Thanks for your understanding.
59cottoncandy says:
All you have to do is highlight the recipe with your mouse and then choose print option :)
Michele DeVinney says:
The format is screwed up if you do that. It's also possible to copy/paste, but even that isn't as clean as the "print" versions she's had in the past. (I.E. when I right-click on the recipe, it's 8 pages!)
lisa perrella says:
Anonymous says:
what do you do if its too soupy/watery after cooking for 4 hours?
Teresa says:
Mine turned out like that today I scooped as much broth out as I could and let it cook uncovered for another 30-40 mins
Kelly says:
I took the lid off and let it cook longer
Teresa says:
I made this today. CANNOT wait for more slow cooker recipes! Thank you Ali!❤️
Annie says:
This looks very tasty. That said, what is the advantage of spiralizing? I get the same tast and look of food when I give it a light chopping in my chopper!! . Just wondering why I need this??
Karen says:
The beginning instructions say 6-8 hrs cook time but the detailed instructions only say 2 and 2, am I missing something? I really want to make this and don't want to mess it up! Looks delish! :-)
Sharon Kuntz says:
I'd love to know the answer to this too! Is it supposed to be 4 and 2?
Teresa says:
Hi Ali, I'm a fellow downtown Jersey City resident (living in Dixon Mills) and was wondering where you get your avocados? I love JC, but I've yet to find a good place for avocados nearby--everywhere I've tried the fruit is either rock hard or already past ripe/mushy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
stacey Campbell says:
Can you put the sweet potato rice in with the chicken from the beginning? Or would it be too mushy? Just thinking about making this on work days and wouldn't be able to start it for 2 hours and then come back to it to add sweet potato.
Jane says:
This looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. You have the best recipes! We haven't eaten rice or pasta in months!
Morgan says:
I made this for my very picky kids tonight and they liked it. I ending up starting the chicken in the crock pot on low for 6 hours. Then i added the other ingredients on high for two hours and was great!!!
anessa says:
do you have any alternative cooking times for a working mom?
Kelly says:
I almost want to say this is my favorite recipe so far! Amazing !
Judy Chevalier says:
Hi Ali. Love the variety of recipes you are offering. So inspiring - and delicious! The problem I am having is with the sweet potatoes. Here our large sweet potatoes are heavier than 1 1/2 pounds - or we can have very small ones! Would you be able to let us know either the volume of spiralized items we should have or give an idea of the weight that, for example, 3 large vegetables should weigh? Thanks so much,
Kayla says:
This says 6-8 servings, but could you specify what amount goes into each serving, in case I am not cooking for 6-8 people? I'm cooking for 2-3. Is it about 1/2 cup? Thank you!
Kayla says:
I should have added that I'm saving the leftovers, so I wouldn't be dividing it into 6-8 servings -- probably 2 or 3 right away. Just trying to calculate my nutrition/points! Thank you
Annie says:
Wonder and tasty recipes, but I would like to see how much Sodium is in the recipes also.? Thank you, Hoping you all have a Happy and Healthy New year
ciara says:
Hi, Thanks so much for all the recipes. Does this one freeze well? Thanks, Ciara
Erin says:
Made this tonight. It was amazing! Will definitely add to my regular line up. Thanks.
tammie says:
Hello! love trying all your recipes but am i missing the nutritional info...all i have been seeing is the ww points but I need calories.....thanks!!
Lori says:
I also would like to know if this would freeze well. Love having meals that I can pull out of the freezer and heat up! So far I have loved all your recipes that I have tried. Thank you!
Maggie says:
Just made these last night to enjoy today... So. Stinkin'. Good. I was a little worried I didn't have enough chicken stock when I poured the rice in, but after it steamed a little it settled nicely once I gave it a little stir. Like others mine turned out a little soupy but I just grabbed a slotted spoon and scooped it out and it was totally perfect. Only issue I'm having is with my spiralizer ): From the first use it has refused to stick to the counter with the suction... No matter what. It takes 2 people to spiralize anything. 1 to hold it down and the other to crank. Not super happy about that. Reached out but haven't heard anything back from customer service.
sam says:
Do you apply pressure from the top when fixing to the table, i realized after using 2 people for a few days. that If you push down on the whole items whilst fixing to table with suctions it makes for a perfect grip whilst spiralising.
Suhailah Sallie says:
Excited to see more slow/pressure cooker recipes has that is my fav way to get a number of different hearty healthy meals done.
Johannie says:
Absolutely delicious!!!
Anonymous says:
Just made this for dinner tonight and it was SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe! I also was worried about the amount of liquid and ended up using 2 cups of broth total. I did not rice the sweet potato. When I went to get the chicken out to shred, it fell apart so I just stirred it to break up the chicken which also riced the sweet potato. Saves a step! Delicious!
Anonymous says:
YUM. I do not use my slow cooker very often but tried this yesterday and fell in love. I thought it would taste similar to the Foil Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Chicken Fajitas but slow cooking made it so much more flavorful. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch this week.
Linda Cantwell says:
I just printed this beautifully. I love all your recipes, Ali. Thanks for changing my life. You are a jewel...
Joan, mother of 4 says:
Just made this and it is a hit! Even the kids are gobbling it up. Great blend of flavors. I didn't plan ahead and cooked the chicken in the slow cooker and when I got home, added everything else and cooked it on high for 1 hour. I didn't have the frozen corns so added two cans of black beans. Delicious! Thank you Ali!
Kelly says:
What is the serving size?
Meaghan says:
This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings!
Kelly says:
I saw that, but how big is a serving size? 1 cup, 3/4 cup? I have a big batch of it and want to be able to portion out of there and not have to divine it up into 6-8 containers....
Meaghan says:
We don't have an exact measurement - the individual serving size will depend on how much you are wanting to eat in one serving. This is why we say this recipe will make between 6 to 8 servings. It just depends on how much you'd like a serving to be!
Colin says:
There is no reason to cook this on high. I dried out four pounds of chicken in less than two hours.

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