Chicken Lime Burrito Bowls

by Daniel Michaels

Chicken burrito bowls, let me just start by saying how deliciously filling yet healthy these bowls are for a weeknight meal.

Especially if you use five homemade recipes to put them together. Those five recipes are homemade smoky lime chili chicken, cilantro lime rice, sweet and spicy Pico de Gallo, creamy guacamole and chili sauce covered beans.

Each recipe is provided below so you can begin making one of the most enjoyable meals at home that you have in a while.

Let’s Start with Smoky Lime Chili Chicken

Ingredients Needed

  • Two to three pounds of chicken tenders
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • Teaspoon of dried cilantro flakes
  • Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Teaspoon of honey

Directions for Smoky Lime Chili Chicken

  1. Dice the chicken tenders up into bite size pieces
  2. Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker and place a lid onto it.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on medium heat and allow the chicken with the seasoning to cook for up to 4 to 6 hours. Chicken will become fork tender and fall apart when it is ready. It should also be super juicy and full of flavor.

Next, Cilantro Lime Rice!

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 cups of jasmine rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Tablespoon of butter
  • Teaspoon of dried cilantro spice
  • Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Directions for Making the Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. In a large saucepan place he water and butter and bring these ingredients to a roaring boil on medium to high heat.
  2. Pour the jasmine rice into the boiling water and turn the stove down to a lower simmer and add and stir in cilantro spice, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the lid onto the pan of ingredients and allow it to simmer until the rice becomes tender and all the water is absorbed.
  4. Once the rice is ready, remove it from the heat and fluff it up with a fork.
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Get Ready to Spice Stuff Up with Sweet and Spicy Pico De Gallo!

Ingredients Needed

  • 12 ripened red vine cherry tomatoes
  • Half of red onion
  • Tablespoon of dried or freshly chopped cilantro
  • The juice of one freshly squeezed lime
  • Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • Tablespoon of honey
  • Tablespoon of sandwich topper ground up hot peppers or 2 finely chopped up hot peppers of your choice
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions for Making the Sweet and Spicy Pico De Gallo

  1. On a cutting board finely dice up the red vine cherry tomatoes. After toss them into a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Now finely chop up the half of red onion and toss that into the bowl with the tomatoes.
  3. Add the juice of lime and add in the olive oil, salt and pepper, honey, hot peppers, onion powder and garlic powder. Give the ingredients a good mix together.
  4. Cover the sweet and spicy pico de gallo with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator so all the flavors can marinate together for about an hour. After, it should be ready to use to create your burrito bowls.

Let’s Get to the Creamy Green Guacamole

Ingredients Needed

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • Teaspoon of cilantro
  • Tablespoon of lime juice
  • Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper

Directions for Making the Creamy Guacamole

  1. Slice open the avocados and carefully from the pit. Scoop out the green flesh of the avocados into a food processor or blender.
  2. Add in the cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper and blender the ingredients other on high speed until you get a smooth and creamy guacamole.
  3. Store the guacamole in an airtight container in the refrigerator into you are ready to use it. If you do not it will turn brown from oxidation.
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It’s Time to Get Saucy with Chili Beans

Ingredients Needed

  • Two 15 ounce cans of drained pinto beans
  • 1 packet of mexican seasoning such as taco or fajita
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Teaspoon of chili powder

Directions for Making the Saucy Chili Beans

  1. Open the cans of pinto beans and strain the juice or water from them. Pour the beans into a pan.
  2. Add in the seasoning, parsley, water and chili powder and mix all the ingredients other.
  3. Turn the pan of saucy chili beans on medium heat and heat them up just until they are hot. This takes about 7 to 10 minutes. After, you are ready to serve the beans up in your burrito bowls.

Making the Chicken Burrito Bowls

To make the chicken burrito bowls you will need to get out some bowls and fill them with the cilantro lime rice to start. Next, add on your saucy chili beans and after your smoky chili lime chicken chunks.

On top of that scoop on some sweet and spicy pico de gallo and creamy guacamole. After, you can add toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream or finely chopped lettuce to top of the chicken burrito bowls.

Then these scrumptious bowls are ready to serve up and eat.

Helpful Tip

Now, if you end up with extra ingredients leftover from making this meal you can make burrito wraps with them for a quick and delicious snack or meal.

To do that simply grab a large burrito wrap and fill it with all the ingredients you would place inside your burrito bowls. Then, carefully fold and roll the wrap up until you get a lovely looking chicken burrito that will be just as delicious.

If you are feeling like going vegetarian you can always leave the chicken out, which I sometimes love doing.

End Thoughts to Keep in Mind

As long as you make these recipes from scratch to create the chicken burrito bowls the meal will remain healthy.

It will provide your body with a good dose of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for keeping the body health and strong.

Most importantly it is figure friendly, and you can premake burrito bowls ahead of time and store them in your refrigerator for quick easy meals to heat up and eat up on those nights when you are super busy, but want to eat something healthier than fast food.

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