Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Ground Chicken burrito bowl meal prep is perfect for planning weekday lunch or dinner. Loaded with cilantro lime rice, chicken taco meat, black beans, corn, salsa, avocado, jalapeño slices, shredded cheese and cilantro, this ground chicken meal prep is easy, make-ahead, customizable, mega flavorful  and amazingly delicious! 

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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.

And, it’s all prepped and ready to go for the rest of the week. 

This has been a family favorite for a very long time, why wouldn’t be? 

Amazingly delicious as is!!! No sauce required. Honestly, I could eat this all every day. So DANG GOOD! 

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Why are you gonna love this Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl? It is

  • Easy
  • Quick
  • Healthy
  • Family favorite
  • Customizable
  • Make-ahead
  • Flavorful
  • D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S

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.

If you are interest in a vegetarian burrito bowl, then this Chickpea Taco Meal Prep Bowl is perfect for ya or more dinner recipes here.

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What are Burrito Bowl ingredients:

Cilantro Lime Rice – I used this amazing Cilantro Lime Rice made in instant pot recipe 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 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 on ground chicken, but also chicken thighs ( try this Spicy Mexican Chicken) and 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 chipotle bowl 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 – Optional

Cilantro  – Not optional

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. 

If you are craving take out food, then check out this 30 Take Out Recipes you can make at Home

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How to make ground chicken meal prep? 

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 chicken burrito bowl meal prep – Layer homemade cilantro lime rice, ground chicken taco meat, black beans, corn, avocado, salsa/pico de gallo, cheese, jalapeño, cheese and cilantro into meal prep containers.

How to meal prep ground chicken burrito bowl? 

Assemble healthy chicken bowl recipe (except avocado) and refrigerate for up to a week. Top with avocado just before eating.

Alternatively, prep all components separately and refrigerate for up to a week. Assemble chipotle chicken bowl just before eating.

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma Wraps / Instant pot BBQ Chicken<—– More delicious weeknight chicken dinner ideas

Love ground chicken recipes? Check out Healthy Chicken Burger Patties

More Mexican meal prep ideas like this Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep:

Cheesy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

4-Ingredient Salsa Chickpeas Meal Prep

Spicy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Really Good Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich with Avocado 

Chickpea Taco Meal Prep Bowl

Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Baked Fish Tacos with an Amazing 2-Ingredient Fish Taco Sauce

Spicy Chicken Ranch Quesadilla + Meal Prep

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Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Chicken burrito bowl meal prep are perfect for planning weekday lunches (or dinner) ahead. Loaded with flavor this chicken burrito bowl recipe is healthy and amazingly delicious! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Burrito bowl meal prep, chicken burrito bowl, chicken burrito bowl meal prep, ground chicken burrito, ground chicken meal prep, Mexican chicken bowl
Servings: 4
Author: Maria Doss


  • 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, refer notes
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar or Mexican cheese blend, optional
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans, optional
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn, optional
  • 2 tablepsoons chopped cilantro, optional


Cook chicken

  • 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. 

To assemble

  • Divide the rice, chicken, salsa, cheese, beans and corn (if using) into meal prep containers. Add sliced avocado just before eating. 


If your salsa is watery, then either store salsa in small 2 ounce jello shot cups with lid or top salsa before eating. 
May sub pico de gallo instead of salsa
If you don’t have an instant pot or don’t have time to make cilantro lime rice recipe then here is quick version with leftover white rice that will work great – In a non-stick skillet, saute finely chopped garlic in some vegetable oil, until golden (don’t let get dark in color). Stir in rice, lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt. Mix until combined and take off heat and let cool. 
Guacamole may be used instead of sliced avocados. 

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  1. When eating a meal that is prepped like this, do you heat it up again? Do you eat it cold? Do you take it apart to heat it, so the meat and rice are hot? I never really understood.

    1. Great question Anna. It is meant to be eaten room temperature (stored in the refrigerator at home) , which is most school or work lunch situations. Hope it helps:)

  2. 5 stars
    Omg this was Amazing! Compares to the Mexican joint down the road. The lime rice was the kicker! I did my rice in the instantpot. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Took no time at all. I can save myself $10 I would spend on take out cause this is definitely comparable.

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