Chicken Burrito Bowls

These bowls are not only super easy to make but they are packed full of flavor and as you all know – flavor is an important element of any recipe for me! I’ve been wanting to try these for a while now and I’m so glad I did.

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I made these for the week along with some steak and peppers (which I will post as well) because they use a lot of the same ingredients and by pairing the 2 recipes together this week, I was able to make sure that nothing went to waste.

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The only thing I would change with this recipe is to add thicker chunks of onions as opposed to thin slices because they shrink up in the oven.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 orange pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced into strips (I didn’t have a yellow pepper so I substituted for green)
  • 2 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, divided
  • 1/4 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C. Line a baking sheet with foil (trust me you don’t want to skip this step, it makes a HUGE difference when it’s time to clean up 😉 ) and place chicken, peppers, and onions on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the taco seasoning over the chicken breasts and then turn them over and sprinkle the remaining seasoning over them. Finally, season the veggies with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 30-40min. or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

While the chicken is baking, cook the brown rice and divide it between 4 containers. Once the chicken is done and cooled cut into slices. Top each container with a scoop of black beans, cooked peppers, onions, and sliced chicken. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Enjoy immediately or if meal prepping you can store in sealed tight containers for up to 4 days in the fridge.

*If you are not eating dairy free or lactose intolerant than you can add some shredded cheddar cheese to the bowls as well

**Adding salsa to your bowl is another great way to amp up the flavor in this dish

Nutritional Information (per 1 serving):

Calories=308, Fat=8.8g, Carbs=47.3g, Fiber=3.5g, Sugar=3.7g

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