A weeknight meal solution

Slow cooker burrito bowls can be a weeknight meal solution.

During the hustle and bustle of the school year, it can be difficult to find time to sit down for dinner together as a family. However, on weeknights filled with extracurricular activities, homework, meetings and more, it’s still important to put delicious and nutritious meals on the table that can be served whenever your family members can find a few minutes to grab a plate.

Recipe provided by Family Features

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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls 

Recipe courtesy of Lori Yates of Foxes Love Lemons on behalf of Milk Means More 

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 4 to 8 hours 

Servings: 6 

1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa 

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs 

2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 

2 teaspoons chili powder 

1 can (15 1/2 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 

2 cups instant brown rice 

1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen 

Chopped avocado, for garnish  

Chopped cilantro, for garnish  

Chopped red onion, for garnish  

Chopped tomatoes, for garnish  

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Lime wedges, for garnish 

Sour cream or Greek yogurt, for garnish 

Shredded colby jack cheese, for garnish 

In slow cooker, stir together salsa, chicken, broth and chili powder. Cook 3 1/2 hours on high or 7 1/2 hours on low. 

Transfer chicken to cutting board and coarsely shred; return to slow cooker. Stir in beans, rice and corn. Cook 30 minutes on high, or until rice is cooked through. 

Serve garnished with avocado, cilantro, onion, tomatoes, limes, sour cream and cheese.