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    Chicken Burrito Bowl

    Skip the Chipotle, our Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is going to satisfy all your cravings!

    Just combine perfectly marinated chicken with rice and the fixings of your choice, and you have a hearty and nutritious one-bowl meal.

    This burrito bowl is super customizable, so you can easily make it your own. And it’s ideal for meal prep, so you can chow down all week long!

    This Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is a hearty and nutritious one bowl meal. Inspired by Chipotle, it's much more customizable and budget friendly!

    Raise your hand if you love Chipotle. I know that we sure do. Whether you go the burrito way or the bowl way, you’re always in for a tasty and filling treat.

    But as with most things, homemade is always better!

    Why You’ll Love this Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

    1. Flavorful and Fresh: This chicken burrito bowl recipe is packed with a variety of flavors from fresh ingredients. The chicken is seasoned to perfection, giving each bite a burst of flavor.
    2. Customizable: One of the best parts of a burrito bowl is how customizable it is. Don’t like beans? Leave them out. Love avocado? Add extra. It’s your bowl!
    3. Nutritious: Filled with lean protein, fiber, and a rainbow of vegetables, this is a meal you can feel good about.
    4. Great for Meal Prep: This chicken burrito bowl is ideal for meal prepping. You can make a batch at the beginning of the week, then enjoy easy, delicious meals for days.
    5. Economical: Making your own burrito bowl is much more budget friendly than eating out.
    6. Fun: Kids and adults alike will love customizing their own burrito bowls.
    This Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is a hearty and nutritious one bowl meal. Inspired by Chipotle, it's much more customizable and budget friendly!

    Ingredients

    This chicken burrito bowl can totally be customized with your favorite toppings. Here is what we are using today:

    • Chicken – We love boneless, skinless thighs for these kind of meals. If you prefer breast, that works too.
    • Chicken Marinade – Olive oil, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, red chili flakes, salt and pepper.
    • Cilantro lime rice – Rice, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt.
    • Beans – Black or pinto.
    • Pico de gallo – Tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt.
    • Other veggies – Avocado, corn, lettuce.
    • Garnishes – Lime wedges and sliced jalapeno.

    Chipotle Burrito Bowl Recipe

    1. Marinate the chicken: Cut chicken into bite sized strips, against the grain. Mix together all marinade ingredients. Toss chicken pieces with marinade in a large bowl. Cover with cling wrap and marinate at least 2 hours. Remove from fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking.

    marinating chicken in a bowl

    2. Make cilantro lime rice: Cook rice according to directions on package. Fluff with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then toss in cilantro lime mixture.

    TIP: While rice is cooking, continue on to the next steps.

    cilantro lime rice

    3. Make pico de gallo: Chop onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeño. Mix everything together in a bowl, then chill.

    pico de gallo in a clear bowl

    4. Heat the beans and corn: Warm them up on stove top or in the microwave.

    5. Cook the chicken: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken in a single layer (cook in batches if needed). Cook, stirring from time to time, until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

    cooked chicken on a plate

    6. Assemble your burrito bowl: Fill the bottom of a wide bowl with rice. Add chicken, beans, and all other toppings of your choice.

    This Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is a hearty and nutritious one bowl meal. Inspired by Chipotle, it's much more customizable and budget friendly!

    Variations

    • Change up the protein. Craving pork? Give our Barbacoa Pork or Pernil a try in your bowl. Want some beef? Ropa Vieja or Vaca Frita go great here. If you’re in the mood for grilling, try our Peruvian Chicken, it makes great burrito bowls.
    • Make it vegetarian. Use the same marinade with tofu or portobello mushrooms.
    • Swap out the white rice for brown rice, or even quinoa.
    • Replace the rice with cauliflower rice and omit the beans for a low-carb version of the burrito bowl.
    • Try some extra add-ins like shredded cheese or sour cream.
    • Amp up the flavors with a sauce or salsa. Some easy homemade recipes that are great for drizzling on these burrito bowls are Salsa Taquera, Peruvian Green Sauce or Chipotle Mayo.

    Leftovers and Storage

    This is one of our favorite meal prep options. We prefer to store the rice, chicken, corn and beans in individual serving containers, and refrigerate for 3-4 days. Heat these together in the microwave, then add the remaining cold ingredients.

    Though you can refrigerate the pico de gallo for a few days, it can become watery so we like to make it fresh. Similarly, the avocado is best cut only when ready to eat.

    This Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is a hearty and nutritious one bowl meal. Inspired by Chipotle, it's much more customizable and budget friendly!

    Give our easy homemade chicken burrito bowls a try in your kitchen. Make a big batch, so you can have quick lunches all week long. We bet you won’t get tired of them!

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    chicken burrito bowl atop the Gypsy Plate

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    Chicken Burrito Bowl

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes

    This Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is a hearty and nutritious one bowl meal. Inspired by Chipotle, it's much more customizable and budget friendly!

    Ingredients

    Chicken

    • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
    • 2 Tbsp lime juice
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
    • 1.5 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

    Burrito Bowl

    • 1 cup pico de gallo
    • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1 cup shredded lettuce
    • lime, for serving
    • jalapeno, for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Marinate the chicken: Cut chicken into bite sized strips, against the grain. Mix together 2 Tbsp olive oil, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Toss chicken pieces with marinade in a large bowl. Cover with cling wrap and marinate at least 2 hours. Remove from fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking.
    2. Make cilantro lime rice: Cook rice according to directions on package. Fluff with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, lime juice and cilantro. While rice is cooking, continue with remaining steps.
    3. Make pico de gallo: Chop onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeño. Mix everything together in a bowl, then chill.
    4. Heat the beans and corn: Warm them up on stove top or in the microwave.
    5. Cook the chicken: Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken in a single layer (cook in batches if needed). Cook, stirring from time to time, until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
    6. Assemble your burrito bowl: Fill the bottom of a wide bowl with rice. Top with chicken, beans, corn, pico de gallo, avocado and lettuce. Garnish with sliced jalapeno and serve with lime wedges.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 580Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 115mgSodium 1893mgCarbohydrates 62gFiber 10gSugar 4gProtein 35g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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      2 thoughts on “Chicken Burrito Bowl”

      • Hi Alpana! I really like the sound of the recipe! But i’m having a little trouble finding the nutritional value to it. Can you please post it? Much appreciated!

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