strips of seasoned chicken, red, and yellow bell peppers in bowl on top white rice with cilantro and black pepper; another bowl with same ingredient in background; 2 limes to left of bowl and yellow bell pepper behind bowl; light lavender cloth under bowl and produce

Air Fryer Burrito Bowl

Contributor: Ilona Orzechowska

Air Fryer Burrito Bowls are made with super simple ingredients but full of flavor and easy to adapt with a wide variety of toppings.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican




  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • 1 and ½ cups water
  • ¾ cup white rice
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 lime
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a large bowl combine sliced chicken breast with bell peppers and onion.
  2. Add oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Toss to combine then place the chicken into the basket of the air fryer. If your air fryer is small, you will need to cook it in batches.
  4. Set the temperature to 360°F and cook for about 16-20 minutes, checking and tossing halfway through cook time.
  5. To make rice, in a medium pan, combine water, rice, butter, and salt. Cut lime in half and juice one-half and add it to the rice. Bring the rice to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, juice the remaining half of the lime and add it to rice. Mix in the cilantro.
  7. To assemble, add a scoop of rice to the bottom of the bowl. Then top it with chicken, bell peppers, and onion.