Chipotle Style Chicken Burrito Bowl
- 1-2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2-3 Tbsp fajita or taco seasoning
- 1-2 cups cooked white or brown rice
- 1 can black beans cooked & drained
- 2-3 tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup cooked corn, fresh or frozen
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 small cucumber, finely diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely diced
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced remove seeds
- 1 lemon or lime, juiced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
- Optional Toppings: Cheese, Sour Cream, & Hot Sauce
1. Finely dice all tomatoes, onions, cucumber, jalapeno, & cilantro. I cook a whole corn & BBQ it then cut off the core, but frozen corn works too, just cook it, strain it, & let it cool. I also use only 1/2 a jalapeno cause I don't like it too spicy, but add what you like.
2. Combine tomatoes, onion, corn, cucumber, jalapeno, & cilantro in a bowl. Coat with fresh lemon or lime juice, salt, & pepper. Mix well & let sit to collect flavors.
3. Coat all chicken evenly front & back with seasoning. BBQ chicken thighs on a hot grill or in a nonstick pan for 3-4 minutes on each side. Make sure chicken is fully cooked & all juices are clear.
4. When chicken is done let it sit covered for 1-2 minutes then chop all chicken into small pieces. Build your bowl with rice, black beans, chicken, cheese, some corn/cucumber salsa, & top with fresh avocado or sour cream.
Plate Finished Product
STORY BEHIND THE DISH
Over the summer I visited a good friend who moved from California to Brisbane, Australia. Those who know the two areas well know that Brisbane's selection of Mexican food products is slim to none! During our stay she made a Chipotle style chicken bowl that reminded me of the burrito bowl I get at Chipotle, easy, simple, & delicious. This dish is a crowd pleaser, it has beautiful colors, & it's fun to make!
For whole30 or Paleo remove the roasted corn from the salsa & remove the rice, beans, cheese & sour cream. Serve the chicken with salsa & fresh avocados or guacamole over some chopped romane. This is a very versatile dish. You can really add or takeaway what works best for you. If you really want to make it more Chipotle authentic you can add some lime juice & chopped cilantro to the rice when you cook it & it will infuse more flavors. If you want a more spicy dish as some more jalapeno or hot sauce.