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Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl

Chipotle-inspired, this Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl is bursting with color, flavor, and nutrients. It's a chicken bowl recipe that is easily customizable!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 768kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


For the chicken

  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce finely chopped, plus 1 ½ tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast cut into strips

For the cilantro lime rice

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • Zest of 1 lime plus 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

To assemble

  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ small red onion chopped


  • To make the chicken, stir together oil, lime juice, chopped chilies, adobo sauce, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, and add to pan. Cook, stirring, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • To make the rice, add salt and rice to a pot of boiling water. Return to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork, then toss in lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and additional salt to taste.
  • To assemble, arrange rice and lettuce in the bottom of a serving bowl and top with the chicken, diced tomatoes, diced avocados, corn, black beans and red onions.



Make ahead: The chicken and rice can be cooked up to 4 days ahead of time.


Calories: 768kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1294mg | Potassium: 1999mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 13969IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 6mg