Now that the weather is finally warming around here, it’s time to think about changing up the way I cook for the summer. Like most people, I try to avoid the oven at all costs so we can keep the house somewhat cool. The slow cooker and the grill are my friends, as well as anything I can make without an appliance. That is why this recipe is perfect!
Who needs Chipotle??? You can make your own Mexican-inspired chicken burrito bowl with cilantro-lime rice and all the fixins’. This recipe uses black beans, but you can substitute pinto beans if you prefer. With fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime, and creamy Greek yogurt on top of crisp romaine lettuce, you really don’t need any other dressing.
Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl
- 2 cups cooked brown rice, warm
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 cup cooked black beans, warm
- 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken breast, warm
- ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
- ½ medium avocado, sliced
- 4 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
- Combine rice, lime juice, and cilantro in a medium bowl; mix well.
- Evenly divide lettuce between 4 serving bowls.
- Top evenly with rice mixture, beans, chicken, cheese, salsa, and avocado.
- Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp. of yogurt; serve immediately.
Sarah AlthouseMay 29, 2017 at 8:19 am
Terryn – this looks like my perfect kind of meal! (Now if only i could get my husband to eat it) 🙂
terrynMay 29, 2017 at 11:02 am
Oh no, lol! My husband will eat it minus the beans.
Summer @ Coffee With SummerMay 29, 2017 at 9:23 am
This looks so good – now I’m wanting this for MD! haha
Brittany PutmanMay 29, 2017 at 11:29 am
This looks so good! I love just about any mexican food!
Amanda Frazier | The Light OwlMay 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm
Looks delicious! I love the idea of subbing the sour cream for yogurt.
JessieMay 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm
This looks delish! I really want to eat this right now…<3
Lynn WoodsMay 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm
This looks so good! I’m going to have to add this to my recipes. I love burrito bowls!
ValerieMay 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Mmm. Looks very tasty! I like that you included yogurt as the dressing to keep it light weight.
KristinMay 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm
This looks amazing!!! I love making any kind of bowls for my lunch but these would be great for everyone in the family!
Danielle FairhurstMay 30, 2017 at 6:26 pm
This looks absolutely amazing! Burritos are one of my favourite cheat snacks so a healthier option sounds perfect!
Jennifer CorterJune 3, 2017 at 10:31 am
I’ve never actually heard of burrito bowls before now! But my goodness, do they look good! I am going to need to try this out!
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Kimmy RipleyApril 24, 2019 at 11:12 am
This is a recipe that my whole family would love!