Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl is just as delicious as those at the restaurant, but much cheaper and easy to meal-prep! Cilantro rice is combined with seasoned chicken, corn salsa, black beans, and all of the toppings!
One of our favorite healthier options for takeout has always been Chipotle. All the way back to when we first met in graduate school, we have always loved going to Chipotle, Marc getting a big chicken burrito and me choosing a vegetarian or chicken burrito bowl. Unfortunately, the cost of burrito bowls add up so I have taken to making our Chipotle Copy Cat Chicken Burrito Bowls own at home!
While this burrito bowl recipe has quite a few components, many of them can be made ahead of time. For one, you can prep the corn salsa a day in advance, as well as marinate the chicken. I prefer making the rice the night-of, as it really is so good fresh! You can also drain and rinse the black beans in advance.
What You’ll Need for Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls
Cilantro – cilantro is found in the cilantro rice, corn salsa
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, Avocado – for topping
Copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowls Tips
These are great for meal prep! You can prep all of the individual components of these burrito bowls and then assemble once you’re ready to eat. When I prep my own little individual burrito bowls in Tupperware, I store my “cold” ingredients like the salsa and avocado slices, in separate containers. This way I can heat up the burrito bowl part and then top with the cold toppings.
These chipotle chicken burrito bowls can easily be made with other proteins. You could use tofu (like I did in this taco bowl recipe), shrimp, or steak, or just add some roasted sweet potatoes and peppers!
These chicken burrito bowls are delicious with the toppings suggested – avocado, sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese, but we also enjoyed them topped with my all-time favorite cilantro green sauce!
Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are just as delicious as those at the restaurant, but much cheaper and easy to meal-prep! Cilantro rice is combined with seasoned chicken, corn salsa, black beans, and all of the toppings!