Chicken Burrito Bowl

Say goodbye to boring meal prep: introducing this super healthy and flavorful spiced chicken burrito bowl that is absolutely PACKED with protein! This is also really simple to make so it’s a great option if you have a lot going on but want to ensure you have healthy and delicious food on hand! The spice blend for the chicken is incredibly tasty, and the avocado lime crema adds the perfect freshness to tie the whole dish together.

In terms of storing this dish in the fridge, you can mix everything together (without the avocado lime crema) and then top with the crema right before serving. OR you could store the ingredients separately and assemble when you’re ready to eat and top with the crema. Totally a personal preference – my husband loves the “choose your own adventure” aspect of assembling separately.

Avocado Lime Crema: this stuff is seriously addicting. It’s a great salad dressing, dipping sauce – truly so versatile. You can also add some fresh cilantro if you’re feeling fancy. If it gets a little too thick when you’re blending it up, add a tbsp of cold water and blend again (repeat until it’s the consistency you like). On the opposite side, if it’s too thin to start, you can always add a bit more avocado to thicken it up. This will last in the fridge about 4 days. Seriously, I love this stuff so much.

I intentionally left out measurements for the roasted corn, cherry tomatoes and lettuce because some people like more or less of each. For the roasted corn you can buy frozen bags from most grocery stores and heat up right before serving, or you can use canned corn! OR you can toast up some canned corn in a skillet with a bit of lime zest if you want to! No rules. Also for the lettuce you can use romaine, spinach, butter lettuce – whatever your heart desires.

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Chicken Burrito Bowl

Say goodbye to boring meal prep: introducing this super healthy and flavorful spiced chicken burrito bowl that is absolutely PACKED with protein!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1.5 lbs chicken breast/tenders chopped in cubes
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper use less if you don’t want it as spicy
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • olive oil
  • 2 cups rice quinoa, farro, barley (or any grain you like!)
  • 4 cups water or broth
  • cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • lettuce chopped finely
  • roasted corn I use a frozen bag from Trader Joe’s - can also use canned corn

Avocado Lime Crema:

  • 1 large or 2 small avocados
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Cube up the chicken breast and add the spice blend with some olive oil. Stir and let sit for at 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook quinoa or grain of your choice and set to the side.
  • Sautée the chicken breast over medium heat until cooked through and set to the side.
  • Blend up all of the ingredients for the avocado lime crema (option to store in a squeeze bottle)
  • Prep your vegetables and beans and then assemble everything together!

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