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Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Inspired by the popular Chipotle dish, this Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is bursting with color, flavor and nutrition - the ultimate dinner!

Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

We’ve all tried the burrito bowls from Chipotle by now, and there’s just something so delicious and comforting about them. While I think Chipotle holds its own in being relatively healthy for a fast food company, I always, like always dude, opt to re-make stuff at home with more fresh ingredients and being mindful of the nutritional content. This Mexican-style Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is loaded with mixed greens, beans, corn, tomatoes, pan-seared chicken, Greek Yogurt and out-of-this-world homemade guacamole! I mean look at tall those beautiful colors.

Inspired by the popular Chipotle dish, this Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is bursting with color, flavor and nutrition - the ultimate dinner!

 

This burrito bowl is totally customizable, so you can make it your own. Don’t like red onions? Don’t use them. Have store-bought avocado? Throw it on there. Want to use brown-rice instead? Do it. Wanna try it with shrimp instead of chicken? I strongly encourage it! Bottom line is, you just need a burrito bowl in your life asap one way or another.

Inspired by the popular Chipotle dish, this Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is bursting with color, flavor and nutrition - the ultimate dinner!

 

The Recipe

Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice
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Serves: 2
 
Inspired by the popular Chipotle dish, this Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is bursting with color, flavor and nutrition - the ultimate dinner!
Ingredients
Cilantro Lime Rice
  • ½ cup long grain rice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
Guacamole
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small ripe green tomato, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice of half lime
  • 1 tbsp red onions, minced
  • ¼ jalapeno pepper, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Burrito Bowl
  • 2 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, marinated in taco seasoning (I used SpiceologistRaspberry Chipotle) and olive oil and pan-fried
  • About 2 cups mixed greens
  • 2 oz black beans
  • 2 oz frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Red onions minced, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Jalapeno pepper, sliced for garnish
Instructions
For Cilantro Lime Rice:
  1. Wash the rice under cold water for a few minutes until the water runs clear.
  2. Heat the butter in a small sauce pan, then add the cilantro and the rice to the mixture and stir to blend for a minute. Add the boiling water to the small sauce pan, then let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. When the water is dried and the rice is soft, add the lime juice and stir the rice to blend everything together.
For the Guacamole
  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork to your desired consistency.
  2. Add the green tomatoes, mined garlic, cilantro, lime juice, red onions, jalapeno, cumin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and mix again until all the flavors are well blended.
To Arrange the Burrito Bowl
  1. In medium size bowls, divide everything in half and layer in the bowls, starting with the mixed greens. Then, add the black beans, corn, cooked rice, tomatoes, pan-seared chicken, guacamole and Greek yogurt.
  2. Garnish with red onions, fresh cilantro and jalapeno, if you desire
  3. Enjoy cold or warm!

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Faten
    April 5, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Hi Yumna,

    What do you use to marinate the chicken? I want to try to make this today.

    • Reply
      Yumna
      April 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Sorry for the delay! For the chicken, I used a type of taco seasoning that I have from Spice Cave. You can use any taco seasoning of choice or keep it simple with salt, pepper, olive oil, cumin and paprika.

      • Reply
        Faten
        April 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

        Thank you! 🙂

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