Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is packed with seasoned ground Mexican chicken, cilantro lime rice, black beans along with your favorite burrito bowl toppings. It is customizable and perfect for meal prep for the week ahead.
Winner winner chicken dinner (or lunch)!!!
If you love chipotle chicken burritos or tacos or just anything Mexican, then this is your ultimate comfort food. Some of our other popular Mexican recipes include Air Fryer Nachos, Mexican Skillet Chicken, Mexican Chickpeas or Avocado Crema.
Amazingly delicious as is!!! No sauce required. Honestly, my family could eat these ground chicken bowls with rice and beans every night of the week. So DANG GOOD! We love to make it for dinner or make double batch and meal prep the leftovers.
Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl
- Family favorite
What is a Burrito Bowl?
A burrito bowl is a deconstructed burrito minus the tortilla. It consists of all your favorite ingredients – Any protein, cheese, beans, corn, salsa, sour cream, guacamole or avocado all served on a bed of rice or lettuce. My favorite burrito bowl from Chipotle is with chicken, so I had to find a way to make a homemade version. Saves money and calories!
Burrito Bowl ingredients:
Cilantro Lime Rice – I used this amazing cilantro lime rice made in instant pot that is really good. If you don’t have an Instant Pot or wanna make a quick cilantro lime rice, then simply saute some chopped onion and garlic in vegetable oil, stir fry cooked, cooled rice and salt. Finish with lime juice and chopped cilantro. This cilantro lime rice can be used to make many Mexican burrito bowls.
Chicken Taco Meat – Ground chicken is sautéed with the Best Chicken Taco Seasoning. It is super flavorful blend of spices like chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, paprika, cayenne, ground black pepper, oregano and salt and does not come close to any store bought ones. This homemade taco seasoning is good not only with ground chicken, but also chickpeas (Chickpea Taco Bowls).
Black beans – Drained and rinsed canned black beans
Corn – Leftover grilled corn or defrosted frozen corn works well
Salsa – Use your favorite kind of salsa or pico de gallo.
Avocado – Ain’t a homemade burrito bowl with chicken without avocado or you could use this avocado crema instead
Cheese – Shredded cheddar or Mexican blend works well
Lime – A squeeze goes a long way
Jalapeno – A must in my opinion
Cilantro – Optional but highly recommended
It may seem like a huge laundry list but, each and every component is easy to prepare and can be refrigerated separately to make ground chicken burrito bowl anytime.
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Step-1: Make Cilantro Lime Rice
Step-2: Make ground chicken taco meat. Saute ground chicken with Best Chicken Taco Seasoning in vegetable oil until cooked.
Step-3: Prep black beans, corn, avocado, salsa/pico de gallo, cheese, jalapeño, cheese and cilantro.
Step-4 : Assemble bowls —> Layer rice, ground chicken taco meat, black beans, corn, avocado, salsa/pico de gallo, cheese, jalapeño, cheese and cilantro into meal prep containers.
Can I substitute white Rice? Absolutely! Brown rice gives you a solid dose of healthy carbs and fiber or cauliflower rice for a carb free version.
Make it vegetarian – Use spicy skillet chickpeas instead of ground chicken.
Make it carb free – Use chopped lettuce instead of rice.
Make it low carb – Use cauliflower rice instead
Wrap into a burrito – Wrap all components into a large flour tortilla.
Use guacamole instead of avocado
How to meal prep?
- Cook chicken and rice, allow to cool and divide into meal prep containers.
- Have all fresh ingredients divided into containers.
- Save avocado until ready to serve.
How long does burrito bowl last in fridge?
They will last approximately 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Cooked components like chicken, rice, black beans and corn can be stored together. Salsa or pico de gallo can be stored in seperate container.
Love tacos? We have a huge collection of tacos
- Potato Tacos
- Spicy Chicken Tacos
- Shrimp Tacos
- Chickpea Tacos
- Tilapia Tacos
- Buffalo Shrimp Tacos
- Fish Stick Tacos
- Cauliflower Tacos
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely! They are well balanced with protein, carbs and vegetables. For a low carb version, swap out the cilantro lime rice with cauliflower rice or chopped lettuce or use brown rice instead for a more nutritous boost.
Dinner ideas with ground chicken:
- Chicken Burger Patties
- Chicken Burgers in the Air Fryer
- Ground Chicken Stir fry
- Loaded Chicken Nachos with Cheese
- Baked Ziti
- Tacos with Ground Chicken
- Chicken and Green Beans stir fry
Mexican Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or corn or olive oil
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 recipe homemade chicken taco seasoning
- 3 to 4 cups Cilantro lime rice refer notes
- 1 and 1/2 avocados, sliced
- 3/4 cup salsa or pico de gallo, refer notes
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar or Mexican cheese blend, optional
- 1/2 cup cooked black beans
- 1/2 cup cooked corn, optional
- 2 tablepsoons chopped cilantro, optional
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add chicken and taco seasoning. Saute (breaking lumps) for 4-5 minutes until chicken is cooked and browned. Transfer and let cool.
- Divide the rice, chicken, salsa or pico de gallo, cheese, beans and corn (if using) into meal prep containers. Add sliced avocado just before eating.
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