Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

I’m a huge fan of all things Mexican, especially the food, and burritos have always been a firm favourite at my house. This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl recipe is a healthier take on a classic, and is slow cooked in an Instant Pot, making it oh so simple! To keep this super healthy I’ve made it without cheese, but I’ve added that in as an optional extra in the ingredients if you want to add it yourself. 

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

Is This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl Slimming World Friendly? 

If like me you love burritos but don’t want to rack up your syns, this is the perfect Slimming World friendly option! Minus the avocado topping it’s syn free, not to mention the fact that it’s full of speedy veg! If you use a brown or mixed rice, you’ll be sure to get a slow release source of energy, and it’s the perfect meal prep recipe! 

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

As if all of that wasn’t enough, this recipe is also super simple to make and although it takes a bit of time in the slow cooker, only requires the smallest amount of attention! You only have to go back and check on it a few times to ad new ingredients, and at the end of it you have enough to feed even the hungriest family, or to save for leftovers! If you do want to meal prep this recipe you can portion it out and freeze it without the veggie toppings. 

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

Why Use An Instant Pot? 

Before I tell you why you should invest in an Instant Pot, I first want to say that no one has asked me to suggest it to you! This isn’t a sponsored post and no one sent me one to try out. I got an Instant Pot for Christmas a couple of years ago and it’s probably one of the most useful gifts I’ve ever received so I wanted to tell you why! 

I love my Instant Pot because of the sheer number of things it can do! From sauteing to slow cooking and pressure cooking and literally everything in between (including pasteurising milk!!!) so you can truly make a one pot meal. In this recipe I use it to make the main burrito base and to super slow cook the chicken so that it falls apart and melts in the mouth!

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free


Instant Pots save time, washing up and generally make life so much more simple! In the winter I use mine to make soups and stews and throughout the year I use it to cook rice quickly, make tender meat dishes using the pressure cooker and meal prep in bulk! It’s perfect for anyone who’s on a diet or eating healthily and it will turn you into meal prepping royalty! 

 Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

It’s very much a buy well buy once purchase, as it’s not as cheap as other simple slow cookers, but it’s durable and mine has never failed me. Moreover, it means you don’t have to buy a slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker, soup maker and whatever else people fill their cupboards with, saving you so much space. For me that’s ideal as I really don’t have a huge amount of space in my kitchen and I need every bit I can get!  You can find Instant Pots at all kinds of different prices, as well as accessories to go with, on Amazon

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

Making A Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl

When you’re making this Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl don’t be afraid to taste and add more spices as you go. After the initial 2.5 hour slow cook, give it a little taste and if you want more spice or a deeper flavour simply season as desired. Not everyone has the same tastes and learning to cook for yourself involves discovering your own tastes too! You can find the recipe video and printable recipe for this Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl below! 

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

Yields 6

Serves 6

Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl

A delicious burrito bowl recipe slow cooked in an Instant Pot for full flavour!

3 hr, 50 Cook Time

3 hr, 50 Total Time

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  • Fry Light
  • 1x Onion (diced)
  • 2x Large Chicken Breasts (I used frozen chicken breasts from Iceland Foods)
  • 1 Pint Chicken Stock
  • 2x Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 200g Uncooked Black Beans
  • 250g - 300g Rice
  • 2x Bell Peppers (sliced)
  • 2tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2tsp Paprika
  • 2tsp Cumin
  • 3tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Chopped Coriander (to taste - plus extra to garnish)
  • 1x Tin Sweetcorn
  • Fresh Tomatoes - To Garnish (optional)
  • Avocado - To Garnish (optional)
  • Cheese - to taste, mix in with the rice (optional)


  1. Saute your diced onions in Fry Light and then add your chicken breasts.
  2. Add the chicken stock and tinned tomatoes along with the spices and salt & pepper.
  3. Stir and slow cook for 2.5 hours.
  4. Add the black beans and slow cook for a further 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken and set aside to add later.
  6. Add the rice, peppers and coriander and set to slow cook for a further 45 minutes.
  7. Add the sweetcorn and cook for a further five minutes. Add the cheese if desired.
  8. Serve the rice and then build your bowl with the shredded slow cooked chicken, tomatoes, avocado and coriander for an authentic taste.


Syn free on Slimming World. Count syns for avocado if used. If using cheese count as your Healthy Extra A or syn accordingly. Syn values correct at time of writing. Please do not share screenshots of this recipe!


Make this delicious Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl today! It's syn free on Slimming World, slow cooked in an Instant Pot making it the perfect recipe for meal prep, healthy eating or as a big family dinner. It's also gluten free!


  • Ginny

    22/08/2017 at 4:16 pm

    How cool is this. First you get to use the slow cooker and then you get to have a delicious deconstructed burrito in a bowl. Looks great!
  • Hannah Healy

    22/08/2017 at 4:46 pm

    This looks so tasty, I seriously love me some beautiful burrito bowls!
  • Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    22/08/2017 at 5:03 pm

    Mexican flavors rule in our house! This Mexican inspired bowl sounds delicious -- and I really need to buy an Insta-Pot. I think I'm the only person on the planet without one.
  • Valentina

    22/08/2017 at 5:03 pm

    This is such a perfect family meal for my house! Everyone loves all of these ingredients and looks delicious!
  • Ali from Home & Plate

    22/08/2017 at 5:07 pm

    I still need to look into the instant pot. It's become such a new fun kitchen necessity. Your burrito bowl looks delicious and an easy way to use the insta pot to make dinner without to much time prepping.
  • Sue

    22/08/2017 at 11:58 pm

    Could you cook this in an ordinary slow cooker?
    1. Cliona

      23/08/2017 at 4:56 pm

      Yes absolutely!
  • Roxana

    23/08/2017 at 10:33 pm

    That is a flavor packed recipe. Nice that you have a video and its so easy too.
  • Patty @ Spoonabilities

    23/08/2017 at 10:39 pm

    This would be such a hit at our house! Looks GREAT!
  • Dahn

    23/08/2017 at 11:40 pm

    this looks so comforting and filling. I love Mexican flavors and the smell in the kitchen when cooking Mexican food.
  • Brandi Crawford

    24/08/2017 at 12:02 am

    I love how easy it is to make this! Looks so tasty.
  • Rika

    24/08/2017 at 12:07 am

    Looks so tasty! I love buritto bowl and often make my own, customize the ingredients. I love cooking with my slow cooker.
  • Cherry

    30/08/2017 at 11:07 am

    Would you put a normal slow cooker on high or low? Sorry if it's a silly question - I'm new to slow cooking! :)
    1. Cliona

      30/08/2017 at 3:01 pm

      If you can use a medium setting then that would work best, but if not then I'd put it on high :)
  • Sandi

    05/09/2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love using an instant pot for quick and easy dinners
  • Ginny

    06/09/2017 at 12:50 am

    Wow, that is easy and delicious too. We have cravings for Mexican style food all the time around here so I know we'll be taking advantage of this recipe in the near future.

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