Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls

by Lauren on March 26, 2014

This doesn’t exactly qualify as a bowl since it is on a plate, but regardless of the serving measures, it was still delicious!

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There really is nothing to this dish and it’s way more affordable then shelling out cash for the price of a burrito these days.  Since when did guacamole cost more than a Big Mac?

Now, I can’t say my gauc is quite as good as the acclaimed Chipotle guac, but mashed avocado is good no matter how you spin it.

So back to this recipe, it’s simple, like 20 minutes from start to finish simple.  I did cheat a bit and used pre-cooked rice, but you can certainly over achieve and spend a lot longer cooking rice from scratch, but I promise you, the pre-cooked version is just as good.

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Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 lb of chicken tenders
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can of black beans, no salt added
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • For the Guacamole
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • Additional Toppings
  • Salsa, Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt), Cheese, Hot Sauce
  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium high. Season the chicken tenders with 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spray the skillet with cooking spray and heat the chicken, about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile place beans in a sauce pan with water. Season with remaining cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Let simmer on low.
  3. Prepare the guacamole by placing avocado flesh in a bowl. Mash with a fork until the consistency is slightly chunky. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
  4. Layer the brown rice, chicken, beans and remaining toppings of choice. Add guacamole liberally.

Doing homemade takeout is a great way to enjoy some of your favorites without spending a ton of money and the extra calories.  This probably took less time to cook than it would to actually wait in a long Chipotle line at 5:30pm.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to stand in a long line for delicious food, but some nights, it’s just not worth it.

What is your favorite takeout meal to recreate at home? 

3 thoughts on “Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls”

  1. c_prompt says:

    “Now, I can’t say my gauc is quite as good as the acclaimed Chipotle guac, but mashed avocado is good no matter how you spin it.”

    You and John can thank me later: http://www.yumsugar.com/Chipotle-Guacamole-Recipe-22129784

  2. Kim says:

    This looks good – I love Chipotle but we don’t get it often – crazy when we can make our own!! I will have to try this recipe!

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