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!
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!
Why are you gonna love this Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl? It is
- 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.
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.
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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.
More Mexican meal prep ideas like this Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep:
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, 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
- 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, cheese, beans and corn (if using) into meal prep containers. Add sliced avocado just before eating.
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