Chicken Burrito Bowls have everything a delicious burrito bowl should - tender spiced chicken, black beans, rice, and lots of veggies - but are made in one pot in under 30 minutes making for an easy weeknight dinner or perfect weekend meal prep.
One of my favorite things to make on the weekends for meal prep is chicken burrito bowls but I hate how many dirty dishes I end up with after all the prep. So many dirty pots and pans. Since there is nothing I hate more than dishes, lately I have been experimenting with a one pot version where everything is cooked together for easy clean up. After lots of testing, I finally came up with a version I love that is packed with veggies, plenty of chicken, black beans, and brown rice. Plus it only takes about thirty minutes to cook making it perfect for both meal prep and a quick weeknight meal.
It all starts with an easy homemade spice blend that mimics traditional taco seasoning. You can easily adjust the level of spice fit your needs adding extra chili powder and cayenne for a spicy dish or using just a touch for a milder dish. That spice mixture is used to cook the chicken and also season up everything else in the burrito bowl. Then there are cooked peppers and onions, black beans, and either white or brown rice. Everything is cooked in a combination of chicken broth and diced fire roasted tomatoes until the rice is tender and has absorbed the broth. Then finish things off with your favorite toppings - cheese, cilantro, salsa, avocado, sour cream, fresh lime juice, and anything else that you would throw onto a taco. Delicious and easy.
Here are some things to keep in mind when making these Chicken Burrito Bowls:
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For brown rice, you may need to adjust the amount of liquid.
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