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Chicken Burrito Bowl

This Chicken Burrito Bowl has become a favourite for packed lunches in our house and is also an easy dinner especially on the nights we are home at different times.  I leave the rice in the rice cooker on warm, other bowls and toppings are kept in the fridge and everyone loves making their own combination.


Chicken & Marinade

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice approximately 2 limes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Bowl Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice white or brown
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn drained
  • shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • sour cream
  • chopped lettuce
  • thinly sliced avocado

Pico de Gallo Salsa

  • 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes approximately 3 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions


  • In a medium bowl or large ziplock bag add all marinade ingredients - oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and spices. Add chicken and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. (If chicken is thick you can use a meat tenderizer to create even thickness 2 cm).
  • While Chicken is marinating you can prepare your rice in the rice cooker or on the stove. Prep beans and corn. I like to mix a little seasoning (1/2 teaspoon chili powder, possibly salt) and lime juice to the black beans.
  • Preheat Grill to high heat. Clean the grates. Reduce heat to low and place the chicken on the grill for 7-10 per side until cooked through and internal temperature reads 170 degrees.
  • While the chicken is grilling you can prepare the other toppings and in a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the pico de gallo.
  • Let your family create their own bowls starting with rice, beans, corn and finishing with pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream, avocado, chicken and cheese.