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Chicken Burrito Bowl


Chicken burrito bowl

When you get that craving for some good Mexican food, avoid the heavy sauces and whip up this healthy burrito bowl at home!



For the quinoa and chicken burrito bowl, you’ll need:

  • Quinoa
  • Chicken broth
  • Spices (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Frozen corn
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream


And for the avocado salsa, you’ll need:

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Garlic
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Cilantro



  • Cook the quinoa.
  • Preheat grill. Season and grill the chicken. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Make avocado salsa while the chicken is resting.
  • Divide quinoa among 5 serving bowls. Top with chicken, corn, black beans, cheese, avocado salsa and Greek yogurt.


Can I Prep These Burrito Bowls in Advance?

Everything but the avocado salsa can be prepped in advance. These chicken quinoa protein bowls are easily meal prepped and keep for a few days if stored in an airtight container.


Can I Use Chicken Thighs for This Recipe?

Of course! Just note that the grilling time may be different than what the recipe states.


Tips for the Best Burrito Bowl

  • Substitute quinoa with brown rice or cauliflower rice if desired.
  • To pick good avocados, they should be fairly firm and not mushy. They should also be free of bruises or marks.
  • Try these chicken burrito bowls with grilled fresh corn too!

Chicken Burrito Bowl nutrition label