Chicken Burrito Bowl

body love health and wellness healthy fat nutrition Jan 20, 2023


  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts – prepared with chipotle chicken recipe (see below)
  • 4 cups of cooked rice seasoned with salt, pepper, and lime
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  •  1 ½ cup chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1, 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed, drained and warmed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes or 2 chopped roma tomatoes
  • Fresh sweet corn, cooked
  • 1-2 tbsp. finely minced fresh cilantro

     Avocado Crema

  • 1 medium avocado
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

     Chicken Rub:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

     Optional toppings:

  • Chopped pineapple
  • Mangos
  • Lime wedges
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce


     Avocado Crema:

Add all of the avocado Crema ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth, scraping sides down, as needed. May make 8 hours ahead of time, press plastic wrap against the surface of the crema in an airtight container and refrigerate.


In a small bowl, whisk chicken rub ingredients together and rub evenly all over chicken breast. Time permitting, allow chicken to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate up to 8 hours then bring to room temperature before cooking.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once very hot, add chicken and cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes, or until nicely browned (or blackened if you prefer) on one side. Turn chicken over, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for approximately 5-7 more minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. 


When rice is done, immediately divide it between 4 bowls and top with cheese. Top cheese with chicken, other desired burrito bowl ingredients and finish with a big dollop of Avocado Crema.



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