Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Welcome to day TWO of Mexican food week.  If you missed day one, here is the recipe for my Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas from yesterday.
My husband and I simply LOVE Chipotle restaurant and our favorite thing to order is the burrito bowl.  I created them at home this week and I’m so proud of this recipe!  They were so easy to make and tasted very similar to the original and amazingly delicious Chipotle bowls… and even my husband agreed (sometimes he can be a tough customer 😉 ).  The chicken turned out super tender and was seasoned perfectly to our taste.
This is a great fix for a Chipotle craving and has all of our favorite flavors, including the cilantro lime rice that I posted in the past.  I used homemade guacamole on to top off these bowls which made them even better.  This will go into my regular menu rotation!

P.s. I forgot to add the cheese before I took my pictures, but you get the point! 🙂

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe


*serves 4 as main course*

1 recipe for Cilantro Lime Rice

1 pound chicken tenderloins or breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons Adobo seasoning (red top)
1 pinch paprika
salt and pepper, to taste

1 can (14 oz. or so) black beans, drained, rinsed, and seasoned with salt & pepper

1 small can sweet corn

shredded lettuce

1 tomato, diced (can also use can of diced tomatoes with chiles)

1-2 cups fancy shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Other Toppings Of Choice:

sour cream



pico de gallo

plain sliced avocado


Cook cilantro lime rice according to directions.

In a large saute or frying pan on med-high heat add 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Add diced chicken.  Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and Adobo seasoning.
While chicken is cooking, peel avocados and make your guacamole if you are doing this step (or just slice avocado for adding on top later).
Open cans of black beans and corn and put in small bowls. If you’d like, you can warm, the can of beans and corn (not together).
Once chicken and rice is done, you can start plating.
To Assemble: Spoon the rice into each bowl, followed by the chicken, then the toppings you choose.  End with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro on top of each bowl!
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25 Responses to “Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl”

  1. August 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM #

    Yum! This burroto bowl sounds and looks delectable!

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:26 AM #

      Shashi, thanks so much! I appreciate your nice comment and that you stopped by 🙂

  2. August 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM #

    Looks delicious! And I love your bowls!!

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM #

      Thanks! I love them too! They are pampered chef.

  3. August 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    You’ve inspired me to make

  4. August 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

    I love recreating restaurant food at home! It’s so much healthier and you know exactly what’s in it. This looks like a great, flavorful dinner!

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM #

      Me too! It’s my favorite thing lately 🙂

  5. August 6, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

    One of my favorites at Chipotle, pinning and making!

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM #

      Mine too! Well, I love it all 🙂 But the burrito bowls are my latest addiction.

  6. August 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM #

    Such a great idea of eating burrito without the tortilla. This sounds so good for lunch right now. Thanks for the recipe Ashley! 🙂

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:23 AM #

      It saves loads of calories!

  7. August 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM #


    • August 7, 2013 at 12:23 AM #

      You are too kind!! And I will keep ’em coming, don’t worry 🙂

  8. August 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM #

    I love Chipotle, but I have to admit I never had their burrito bowls. Will have to try next time I go, great recipe 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • August 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM #

      They are awesome and save like 300 calories from eliminating the tortilla!

  9. August 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM #

    Nice burrito bowl! I have to say I’m loving Mexican week!

    • August 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM #

      Aww thanks, John!

  10. Christy
    October 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM #

    Where did you get your adobo seasoning??

    • October 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM #

      Hi Christy! I found it in the international section of my grocery store (Wegmans).

  11. K. Jackson
    March 19, 2015 at 8:37 PM #

    Just made this bowl for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! Adding it to our dinner rotation!

    • March 19, 2015 at 9:53 PM #

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let me know! So glad you enjoyed it!

  12. August 3, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    My husband loves Chipotle, and we always get the bowls. Will definitely have to try this at home!


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