Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Chicken Burrito Bowls combine deliciously seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, and your favorite toppings for a delicious meal. Great for meal prepping!

Chicken Burrito Bowls freshly made.

Chicken Burrito Bowls Are…

  • Super Quick: Whip them up in no time, especially when you grab prepared store-bought toppings.
  • Customizable: Everyone can make their bowl just how they like it.
  • Great for Meal Prep: Prep once, enjoy all week.
  • Deliciously Seasoned: The chicken’s spice mix is a game-changer!
  • Picky Eater Pleaser: A hit with kids and adults alike.

Chicken Burrito Bowls Ingredients

  • Chicken: Choose small to medium breasts for even and quick cooking.
  • Spices: Combine onion powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, & chili powder for the most flavorful blend.
  • Olive Oil: Or use butter if preferred.
  • Rice: Try bone broth rice for even more protein! Or meal prep a big batch of white rice.
  • Black Beans: Use from a can or try these from-scratch.
  • Corn: Use fresh or sauté frozen. Or a spoonful of corn salsa adds loads of flavor.

Seasonings being mixed together and added to the meat.

Topping Ideas

Choose your favorite toppings for your Chicken Burrito Bowls:

  • Avocado: Choose ripe ones for a nice creamy addition.
  • Guacamole: Homemade is the best, or try these individual packs.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Or try our easy Pico De Gallo.
  • Cheese: Sharp cheddar, Pepper Jack, Cotija, or your fave.
  • Jalapeños: Fresh or pickled for heat.
  • Lime: Freshly squeezed juice brightens flavors.
  • Cilantro: Adds freshness and vibrancy.
  • Pickled Red Onions: Tangy and flavorful.
  • Sauces: Try our famous Taco Sauce or creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce.

How To Make Chicken Burrito Bowls

  • Prep Chicken: Trim any fat, slice for even thickness, and pound to be even.
  • Season Chicken: Mix spices together and toss chicken evenly with oil and spice mix.
  • Cook Chicken: Heat oil in skillet, cook chicken, then let rest.
  • Prepare Rice: Cook cilantro-lime or plain rice.
  • Assemble Bowls: Layer rice, then add chicken, and any toppings of choice. Enjoy!

Chicken Burrito Bowls with all the toppings.

STORAGE

  • Chicken: Cool, store in airtight container, refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • Rice & Toppings: Keep separately in containers in the fridge. Avocado, guac, and pico best eaten fresh.

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

5 from 8 votes
Chicken Burrito Bowls combine perfectly seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, and your favorite toppings for a delicious meal.
Chicken Burrito Bowls freshly made.
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Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls freshly made.
5 from 8 votes
Chicken Burrito Bowls combine perfectly seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, and your favorite toppings for a delicious meal.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken burrito bowls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 555kcal
Cost $14.92

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 medium) (Note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon each: onion powder, salt, oregano
  • 2 teaspoons each: cumin and paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, separated

Rice & Toppings

Instructions

  • RICE: Follow your chosen recipe for cilantro-lime or plain rice, making enough to yield 3-4 cups (1 cup dry rice).
  • CHICKEN PREP: Trim chicken and cut each breast in half widthwise to create four thin filets. Pound lightly for even thickness. Pat dry and place in a large bowl.
  • SEASON: Stir together all seasonings in a small bowl. Drizzle 1 tbsp oil over chicken, toss, sprinkle with seasonings, and toss again.
  • COOK CHICKEN: Heat remaining oil in a skillet over high. Cook chicken in a single layer (not overlapping) for 2-4 minutes each side until it reaches 165°F. Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Rest 5 mins then dice or slice.
  • ASSEMBLY: Divide rice evenly into bowls. Divide chicken, black beans, corn, avocado, and tomatoes evenly among bowls. Divide any optional toppings. Enjoy!

Video

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Chicken: Recipe timing and seasoning quantities are based on using two small to medium- sized chicken breasts, each weighing ½ pound, for a total of 1 pound of chicken.
Note 2: Corn: Sauté frozen corn in butter or oil before adding. See Black Bean Burrito Bowls recipe for detailed instructions.
Note 3: Toppings: For quicker toppings, grab store-bought salsa or pico, store-bought guacamole packs,  and store-bought cilantro-lime sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Thank you! I actually found them at Smiths just by the paper goods (paper plates, plastic cups, plastic wrap, tin foil, etc.) They are made by Reynolds and great disposable tupperware!

  2. 5 stars
    This is just amazingly tasty. Everyone devoured it and I loved the dressing because we are all cilantro lovers.

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