In the mood for something Mexican, but wanting to keep the calorie count down, I tried making Chicken Burrito Bowls for the first time. The family loved it, as they could custom design their toppings to suit their tastes.
I sautéed marinated chicken and served it over white rice with a mix of both canned and fresh veggies. My only regret is that my cilantro was a little too wilted to use. Other than that, the results were great!
Chicken Burrito Bowls
- 3-4 chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground chili powder (I use Indian chili powder because it’s hotter)
- 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
- ½ tsp Adobo
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 can corn, drained
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 can carrots, drained; or 4 carrots, peeled and cooked until tender
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- hot, cooked white rice
Combine cumin, chili powder, taco seasoning, and Adobo seasoning in large bowl; add chicken pieces and set aside while you prepare vegetables and make rice.
In a large skilled, saute garlic for one minute. Add in chicken pieces, sautéing until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to bowl.
Add drained black beans to skillet, mixing well into remaining cooking juices.
To prepare burrito bowls: Spoon rice into bowl, top with chicken, spooning accumulated juices over rice. Top with black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Serve immediately.