Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl

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Thanks for all your well wishes today! I laid on the couch, napped, worked and in general – was a complete LOAF. I’m ready to get better simply so I don’t have to sit around all day!

Call me crazy, but I couldn’t think of anything that sounded better for a “sick-day dinner” than a Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl.

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In my opinion there are 4 key steps and components to any good burrito bowl:

1. The Rice

Cook long grain rice according to package directions. When done, finish with:

  • Small pat of butter
  • Salt
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Sprinkle of chopped cilantro

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This rice is better than Chipotle’s.I swear to you!

2. The Beans

In a microwave safe bowl, heat up 1 can drained and rinsed black beans with:

  • Splash of chicken broth
  • Dashes of chili powder, cumin, oregano & cayenne pepper

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Easy pasy.

3. The Chicken

Cook two chicken breasts in a skillet seasoned with:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano

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Then chop ‘em up.

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4. The Pico

Whip up this easy Pico De Gallo with:

  • 1 tomato (plus some cherry tomatoes I had on hand)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • Sprinkle of chopped cilantro
  • S&P
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

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Assembly = Rice + Beans + Chicken + Pico

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Top this baby off with a dash of green Tabasco sauce, some chopped avocado, corn – whatever you want!

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It’s fun to make your own versions of restaurant dishes because you know exactly what’s going in, and you have control over making your own little tweaks here and there.

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Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Print this recipe!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the rice:
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
2 Tablespoons butter
dash of salt
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

For the beans:
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 cup water
chili powder
cumin
oregano
cayenne pepper

For the chicken:
1lb chicken breasts
chili powder
cumin
oregano
onion powder
garlic salt

Other toppings:
restaurant style salsa
guacamole

cheese

Directions:

  1. For the rice: Bring the water to a boil in a pot then add the rice. Place a lid on top, turn the heat down to medium low and cook until all the water has been absorbed and rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in butter, salt, lime juice and cilantro.
  2. For the beans: Warm beans in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup water on low. Season with chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper to taste.
  3. For the chicken: Chop chicken up into bite-sized pieces, and season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder and garlic salt. Saute in non-stick spray, in a medium-sized skillet until cooked through.
  4. Assemble!

 

This was a great dish to eat today when I was feeling so under the weather. Healthy, satisfying and heart-warming…just what I needed :)

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I’m hoping/praying/crossing my fingers tightly that I feel better in the morning! Burrito bowls cure illnesses, right?! ;)

Have a great night everyone – thanks again for the well wishes today.

~~~~~

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