If you’re like me (and millions of other people), you can’t get enough Chipotle. Unfortunately, I can’t afford to eat Chipotle every day, let alone every week, so we have instituted a “Taco Tuesday” theme into our menu. Every Tuesday we have some sort of “Mexican” food. My favorite are the burrito bowls we have been making for a few years now. When I go to Chipotle, I always order the same thing. A chicken burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, medium green salsa, cheese, and lettuce.
Now this is in no way a copy cat of Chipotle’s chicken bowl, but it sure helps me keep my cravings at bay! I have even started to double the amount of chicken I make on Tuesday night so that I can have burrito bowls for lunches throughout the week.
Also, this recipe is flexible. You can alter it according to your needs. Choose the kind of rice and beans you like. Buy your favorite kind of salsa. Choose your own toppings. The possibilities are endless! Right now my husband and I are cutting down on carbs, so we’ve been omitting the rice. It’s still just as filling with all of the protein packed in there!
This is so easy even I can do it!
Garlic Lime Chicken Burrito Bowls
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
2 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (divided)
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. lime juice (from 2-3 limes)
2 cups cooked rice
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Romaine lettuce, shredded
- Cook rice according to the directions on the package.
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and parsley. Sprinkle this spice mixture on both sides of the chicken.
- Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and lime juice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat with the sauce, or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, be prepping your toppings. Heat the black beans according to the directions on the can. Shred your cheese and lettuce, and chop up any other ingredients you chose, such as avocado.
- Put your rice in the bottom of a bowl and top with chicken, beans, cheese, salsa, avocado, lettuce, and sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips if you like to dip.