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Chicken burrito bowl with fresh cilantro, diced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream on top.

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls

A healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone! It’s packed with flavorful grilled chicken, black beans, brown rice, and all your favorite taco toppings.

Yield: 4-6 1x
Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes


Bowl Base:

Optional Toppings:

  • 12 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce (I like Romaine)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 12 limes, cut in quarters (squeeze over the top of the bowl)

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Make It Now:

Add a scoop of rice, grilled chicken, and beans to a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings. Toss to combine. Enjoy with tortilla chips on the side.

Freeze for Later: To create a meal kit, place each of the following ingredients in separate quart-sized freezer bags and seal tightly:

  • 2-3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 batch of marinating Southwest Chicken Tenders (1.5 pounds chicken)*
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup salsa

Put all the smaller bags into a plastic grocery sack or a large freezer container. Seal, label and place in the freezer together.

Prepare from Frozen: Thaw the meal pack in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Grill the chicken and chop into bite-sized pieces. Warm the beans and rice in the microwave (add a little water or broth to the rice, if it’s too dry). Set out all the ingredients, including the salsa and fresh optional toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and lime wedges. Build your bowl and enjoy!

*You can go ahead and grill the chicken, chop, and freeze it, if you want.

© Author: Thriving Home
Cuisine: Southwest Method: Mix