Chicken Burrito Bowl
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Chicken Burrito Bowls are a delicious and fun way to mix it up at dinner time. The best part? You have minimal cooking time, and each person can customize it! Sounds lik
e a win-win right? Well find out here how to get delicious Mexican Style Chicken done in your crock pot! It’s perfect to make on a Sunday so you have delicious shredded chicken for tacos, salads, and this simple and delicious burrito bowl.
You can serve this warm or cold… I prefer it cold since it’s pretty warm around here in the summer months, and the thought of heating up my kitchen on a 35 degree day makes me want to cry. To top off your burrito bowls, there is an added recipe for Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dressing. It adds freshness to these bowls, and is also a total bonus if you’re making salad at the end of the week.Print
Chicken Burrito Bowl
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 6-8
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Mexican
Use left over rotisserie chicken, or even left over turkey! These delicious bowls come together quickly, and let you get dinner on the table in minutes!
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 5 cups cooked rice (I use basmati)
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup corn, if frozen, defrost
- 1 1/2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 large tomato diced
- Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dressing (recipe below)
- Cook the rice as per directed.
- If you want a warm burrito bowl: In a small pot add 1/2 cup water, corn, and black beans. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve on warm rice.
- Skip step 2 if you want a cold dinner (our favourite). In your bowl add about 1 1/4 cup of rice, about 1/3 cup of black beans, 1/4 cup shredded chicken, 1/4 cup of corn, 1/4 cup diced tomatoes.
- Top with fresh cilantro, hot sauce, avocado slices & Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dressing.
Keywords: chicken, turkey, burrito, bowl, rice, avocado, dip, lime
And there you have it! Quick and easy… another filling, delicious and healthy meal in the books. If you’re looking for added health benefits, try switching out the basmati rice for brown.
We can’t forget about the added bonus of this tasty Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dressing. This is just the thing to make this meal come together!Print
Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dressing
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 5-8 servings
- Category: Dip, Dressing
- Cuisine: Mexican
This simple dressing comes together in minutes and is bursting with fresh flavour! Want to lighten it up a bit? Swap out the mayo for greek yogurt, add a tad more salt & pepper, and reduce the olive oil to 5 tbsp. Thin out with water for desired consistency.
- 7 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 5 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
- salt & pepper
- Place everything into a food processor. Pulse until well mixed.
- Add water if you would like it to be a bit thinner.
Keywords: avocado, cilantro, dip, dressing, lime
And that’s it my friends. I hope this series has inspired some easy meals, some quality time with your family and hopefully a little organization in the chaos of new routines, back to school and all of those new schedules and changes that are on the verge of appearing.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have yourself a wonderful week and check back often!
Healthy comfort in a bowl. Best dinners ever!!!
That looks amazing! I’d love that for lunch or dinner, yum!
I just LOVE THIS! I love one-bowl meals and have made something like this before, but you’ve added some things that make it look better than what I made. Well done! I’m pinning this for later!
I love recipes like this! For some reason, I’ve become addicted to “bowls”. Maybe it’s because they are so easy to throw together and repurpose.
Don’t you also find you can always use left overs with out making the “same thing” again? Any veggies left in your fridge and TADA it’s a whole new meal!
I love this series! It is so awesome you made three different meals out of the same chicken! Looks delicious!
Thanks so much!!
Looks delicious! That sauce sounds wonderful!
I love this series! We always try to cook extra in weekends for lunch leftovers but rarely incorporate them into dinners. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Mmmm… I could never turn down a good burrito bowl! And that sauce is spot on.
Your burrito bowl looks delicious, I bet that avocado dressing brings it to another level, love it!
This looks fantastic – I’d love to do something like this for a casual dinner party, too – set out all the fixings and let everyone go to town. Like a personal Chipotle, ha!
That dressing looks fantastic! Chicken burrito bowls are always a fab treat and I love that they’re healthy too
I love easy, quick and healthy meals for a busy weeknight! I also love popping a chicken in the slow cooker on Sunday and then reaping the benefits all week! Lovely looking meal!
Food just tastes better in a bowl, doesn’t it? I love that zesty dressing, too, I can’t wait to try this recipe. Where did you get that adorable spoon?
Another great recipe to add to my wheelhouse! I love to have bowls for lunch.
This would be perfect to meal prep for lunches throughout the week. So healthy!
Chicken burrto bowls are the absolutely best! A dinner favorite of mine and I actually made a similar avocado sauce last night to top my quinoa lentil bowls!
This burrito bowl looks delicious, that avocado dressing brings it to another level!