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Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls are perfect for a 30-minute weeknight meal. They’re made with chicken breasts, corn, pinto beans, rice, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. These bowls are great for lunch or dinner during the week or an easy make-ahead freezer meal. 

Chicken Burrito BowlsEasy Chicken Burrito Bowls

You’ve probably had a burrito before, but have you ever had a burrito bowl? This chicken burrito bowl recipe is simple to make and oh-so-delicious! You most likely already have the ingredients in your pantry or fridge which means you can get dinner on the table right away. Everyone in your family will love this no-frills dish!

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Season both sides of the chicken breasts with taco seasoning.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the chicken until cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside to cool.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Add the corn to the pan and sauté until warmed.

Chicken Burrito BowlsRemove the corn from the pan and add the beans, sauté until warm.

Allow the chicken to cool slightly, then slice it thinly.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Spread the lettuce evenly in the bottom of each bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Top with the chicken, corn, beans, rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Tips and Variations for easy chicken burrito bowls 

Burrito bowls are delicious and easily adaptable to fit your tastes and preferences by changing the ingredients. 

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

Meat: This bowl is delicious with seared or grilled chicken breasts, but you can substitute it with ground beef, sausage, pork, chicken, or turkey. 

Rice: Try using cilantro lime rice for added flavor or brown rice to make these bowls even healthier and more filling. 

Beans: Black beans, red kidney beans, or white Great Northern beans are also great options. You can also leave out the beans altogether. 

Vegetables: Sliced red bell peppers, zucchini, red or white onions, lime wedges, avocado chunks, and cilantro work well in burrito bowls.   

Salsa: You can use store-bought salsa or make some yourself using onions, lime juice, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro.   

Seasoning: If you don’t have taco seasoning, you can use chili powder, chipotle powder,  cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper to make your own seasoning. 

How to Serve these burrito bowls 

Chicken burrito bowls are perfect for lunch or on their own, but you can also serve them with a side dish for a more filling meal. 

Some options to eat with your dinner are oven-roasted garlic parmesan asparagus, sheet pan roasted broccoli, or oven-roasted sweet potatoes and bacon.  

How to Store chicken bowls 

Store any leftover chicken burrito bowls with the ingredients separated, if possible. This will keep the lettuce from wilting. 

You can keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days. 

Freeze the rice, beans, and chicken in separate containers in the freezer for up to three months to easily make burrito bowls whenever you want a quick meal.   

FAQs

Can burrito bowls be healthy? 

They can definitely be healthy depending on what you put in them. Keeping it healthy is easy with these easy chicken burrito bowls.  

How do you eat burrito bowls? 

Since these burritos are in a bowl, you can eat them with a fork. They are much less messy than eating a burrito wrapped in a tortilla.  

What is the difference between a burrito and a burrito bowl? 

A burrito is usually filled with rice, beans, meat, and vegetables and is wrapped in a flour tortilla. A burrito bowl is all of those ingredients piled into a bowl instead of wrapped up in a tortilla. 

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls are perfect for a 30-minute weeknight meal and are made with chicken, corn, beans, rice, salsa, and cheese.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or canned
  • 1 cup canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup white rice, prepared
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with taco seasoning.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the chicken until cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside to cool.
  4. Add the corn to the pan and sauté until warm.
  5. Remove the corn from the pan and add the beans, and sauté until warm.
  6. Allow the chicken to cool slightly, then slice it thinly.
  7. Spread the lettuce evenly on the bottom of each bowl and top with the chicken, corn, beans, rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 595mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

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Chris David

Monday 13th of June 2022

Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It's really awesome. Will surely try this.

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