Clean Eating Crock-Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free.

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! It's gluten and preservative free.

I LOVE MEAL PREP.

I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT.

Of all of the recipes that I make for FFF each week, many of them are not “meal status”. While sometimes I eat brownies for lunch, often times I crave something much heartier and more meal-like. That’s why this recipe rocks…because it is actually 3 recipes in 1. First, you’ve got the chicken, then the sweet potatoes, and then the rice n’ beans.  

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free.

How gorgeous are these purple sweet potatoes? Thank you Whole Foods! The second I saw them, I knew I had to stock up on them. Why? For the photo….duh! Davida and I always laugh because we do some strange stuff….” for the photo”. If you run a food (or any) kind of blog, I think you can relate.

What’s great about these flavor roasted sweet potatoes, is that this recipe would actually work for the vegans and vegetarians out there. These guys as your main. I’d stock up on the toppings to make sure you get enough protein in there, though!

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Roasted sweet potatoes….I made them twice last week.

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free.

So in addition to your shredded chicken and sweet potatoes, I also put together a limey black beans + brown rice side. It’s sort of a sister recipe to my Copy Cat Chipotle Cilantro Brown Rice.

In case you are wondering…I used short-grain brown rice. It’s my jam…and has a WAY better texture than long-grain. The next time you are at the grocery store, pick some up and try it! I promise you’ll never go back to long-grain.

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free.

Toppings for this bowl included:

You can also top it greek yogurt/sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc!

Recipe

Clean Eating Crock-Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken

For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 large sweet potatoes (or ~5 medium-size)
  • 2-3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Rice

Instructions

For the Chicken

  1. Place 6 large chicken breasts and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic in a large slow cooker and set to high. Cook for 3.5 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
  2. Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and use two forks to shred it. Place shredded chicken back in the slow cooker (leave the liquid that is in there). Then, season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix together tomato paste and water and place on top of chicken. Mix.

For the Sweet Potatoes

  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF. Then, dice sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and pour on about 2-3 tablespoons of EVOO. Place sweet potato pieces on baking sheet. Then, season, and toss with your hands. Roast at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes or until desired texture.

For the Rice

  1. Place 2 cups of brown rice and 4 cups of water in a medium-size pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to low and cover. Let simmer until all of the water has absorbed. Once the rice has cooked, add in black beans, lime juice, and sea salt.

Notes

Feel free to omit the chicken spices and use an all-natural taco spice pack!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 443
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 583
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 33

If you are feeling lazy or don’t have all the taco spices for the chicken, feel free to use an all-natural taco spice pack that has as many real ingredients as possible. I know some of those packs have some preservatives in them, but I’ve also seen some really great brands!

Make these clean eating crock-pot chicken taco bowls at the beginning of the week to meal prep for the days to come! This recipe is gluten and preservative free!
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