Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are so tasty and you can easily make them at home. You may never buy them at a restaurant again.

oblong white bowl with rice with cubes of chicken, slices of red and yellow bell pepper, lettuce, and white and orange shredded cheese; white, yellow, and beige striped cloth under bowl; cilantro, lime, yellow bell pepper, and fresh salsa in condiment bowl

This is a great way to enjoy your favorite dish without leaving the house. We love burrito bowls, and this copycat of one of our favorites, the Chipotle Burrito Bowl, is sure to be a favorite.

Simply bake the chicken in the oven, cook the rice, add your favorite toppings like beans, cheese, lettuce, corn, pico de gallo, and enjoy! If you’re looking for a recipe you can start in the morning and have mostly ready when you walk in the door, you’ll want to try our Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls.

How to Marinate the Chicken

First, you need to slice the chicken so it cooks in the same amount of time as the bell peppers. You don’t want overcooked mushy bell peppers. To make the marinade, put garlic cloves, oil, cumin, oregano, salt, adobo chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce in the blender. If you don’t own a blender mince the garlic cloves and adobo chipotle pepper, then mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator for best results. If you would like to spice it up, add more adobo sauce or one more chipotle pepper.

How to Bake the Chicken

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper so the chicken doesn’t stick to the pan. Put marinated chicken breast slices on the sheet pan and surround with slices of bell peppers and onions. Bake on a sheet pan at a high temperature until the chicken is cooked through. The best way to know if your chicken is cooked through is to check it with an instant read thermometer. The chicken is cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

What’s in a burrito bowl?

There are many ingredients you can add to a burrito bowl to make something fresh and new each time. Having a variety of topping options also means everyone can assemble their burrito bowl just the way they like. While this is a Chipotle Burrito Bowl feel free to add whatever Tex-Mex toppings you’d like.

  • Rice: white rice, brown rice, or cilantro lime rice
  • Meat: chicken, barbacoa, steak, carnitas or vegetarian sofritas
  • Beans: black, pinto, or refried beans
  • Salsa: mild or spicy tomato salsa, pico de gallo, corn salsa with red onion, salsa verde, or red chili salsa
  • Toppings: roasted bell peppers, sauteed onions, sour cream, corn, lettuce, shredded cheese, green onion, avocado, guacamole (or go a little different with a Ranch Guacamole)

How to Assemble Your Burrito Bowl

You’ll want to use a deep bowl to assemble your meal. Start by adding rice in the bottom of the bowl, then add beans, cubed baked chicken, and sliced bell peppers with onions. Top it with pico de gallo, corn, Mexican cheese, lettuce and a dollop of sour cream. If you want to substitute the sour cream for something healthier, Greek yogurt makes a great substitute.
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Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

oblong white bowl with rice with cubes of chicken, slices of red and yellow bell pepper, lettuce, and white and orange shredded cheese; white, yellow, and beige striped cloth under bowl; cilantro, lime, and fresh salsa in condiment bowl

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are so tasty and you can easily make them at home. You may never buy them at a restaurant again.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, from the can
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce, from the can
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, slices
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced

Rice

  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 beefsteak tomato, diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lime, small

Extras:

  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 and 1/2 cups black beans, heated through
  • 1 cup frozen corn, cooked
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Mexican cheese
  • 6 Tbsp. sour cream

Instructions

  1. Put chicken in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a blender, put garlic cloves, oil, cumin, oregano, salt, adobo chipotle, and adobo sauce. Blend until well combined.
  3. Pour over chicken and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange marinated chicken, bell peppers, and white onion on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Cut chicken into cubes.
  6. To make rice, in a medium pan, combine water, rice, butter, and salt. Cut lime in half and juice one half. Stir it into to the rice. Bring rice to a boil then lower the heat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Once the rice is cooked, juice remaining half of the lime then add it to the rice and mix in the cilantro.
  8. To make pico de gallo, in a medium bowl combine tomato, jalapeño, red onion, and cilantro. Season with salt.
  9. Cut the second lime in half and juice it then add it to the pico de gallo.
  10. To make your burrito bowl, start with a scoop of rice in the bottom of the bowl. Add black beans and cubed pieces of chicken with bell peppers and onion. Top it with pico de gallo, cooked corn, lettuce, Mexican cheese, and sour cream.

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are so tasty and you can easily make them at home. You may never buy them at a restaurant again. #burritobowls #chickenrecipes
Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are so tasty and you can easily make them at home. You may never buy them at a restaurant again. #burritobowls #chickenrecipes

Ilona Orzechowska

Ilona blogs at Ilona’s Passion where she focuses on sweet and savory party recipes. She believes in making recipes from scratch and not very sweet desserts. She likes to experiment with flavors while cooking in her Canadian kitchen. She has lived in three countries and loves to explore the world with her two boys and a husband. While not cooking or traveling she designs printable invitations and party decorations.