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.
Easy 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!
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.
Add the corn to the pan and sauté until warmed.
Remove the corn from the pan and add the beans, sauté until warm.
Allow the chicken to cool slightly, then slice it thinly.
Spread the lettuce evenly in the bottom of each bowl
Top with the chicken, corn, beans, rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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 it aside to cool.
- Add the corn to the pan and sauté until warm.
- Remove the corn from the pan and add the beans, and sauté until warm.
- Allow the chicken to cool slightly, then slice it thinly.
- Spread the lettuce evenly on the bottom of each bowl and top with the chicken, corn, beans, rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 595mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g