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Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

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

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

 Serves: 4 servings


  • 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


  1. Combine rice, lime juice, and cilantro in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Evenly divide lettuce between 4 serving bowls.
  3. Top evenly with rice mixture, beans, chicken, cheese, salsa, and avocado.
  4. Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp. of yogurt; serve immediately.

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  • Reply
    Sarah Althouse
    May 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) 🙂

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      May 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Oh no, lol! My husband will eat it minus the beans.

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    Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    May 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    This looks so good – now I’m wanting this for MD! haha

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    Brittany Putman
    May 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

    This looks so good! I love just about any mexican food!

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    Amanda Frazier | The Light Owl
    May 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Looks delicious! I love the idea of subbing the sour cream for yogurt.

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    May 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This looks delish! I really want to eat this right now…<3

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    Lynn Woods
    May 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!

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    May 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Mmm. Looks very tasty! I like that you included yogurt as the dressing to keep it light weight.

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    May 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!

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    Danielle Fairhurst
    May 30, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! Burritos are one of my favourite cheat snacks so a healthier option sounds perfect!

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    Jennifer Corter
    June 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 Ripley
    April 24, 2019 at 11:12 am

    This is a recipe that my whole family would love!

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