Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

This healthy chicken burrito bowl recipe is only 399 calories and has 34.8 grams of protein!

Plus, these Mexican bowl recipes are great meal prep recipes. You can make several at a time and have lunches (or dinners) ready for the entire week in just 35 minutes (start to finish!)

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

This recipe for burrito bowl is packed full of healthy ingredients and rivals the burrito bowl Chipotle has become so popular for.

We were able to cut 261 calories from the chipotle burrito bowls in making this healthy chicken bowl recipe! And you can double check that math in their nutrition calculator here. The same bowl (with chicken, rice beans, cheese, salsa, and lettuce) is 660 calories!

This healthy chicken burrito bowl recipe is only 399 calories and has 34.8 grams of protein!

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

In the sections below you will find everything you’ll need to make this healthy chicken burrito bowl recipe.

From a shopping list to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find low calorie cooking tips for making this burrito bowl chicken recipe extra healthy and low calorie.

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

These Mexican rice bowls recipe (also known as taco chicken bowls) are easy to make and ideal meal prep meals. Below you will learn how to make them, and find helpful sections to save you time and effort.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Chicken Burrito Bowl Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Burrito Bowls
  • Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Burrito Bowl Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin these healthy burrito bowl recipes to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for chicken bowls recipes…

Chicken Burrito Bowl Ingredients

Our chicken burrito bowl recipe is low in calories and extra healthy thanks to these low calorie cooking tips…

Low Calorie Tips for Making Mexican Chicken Bowl Recipes:

  • Olive oil spray… Instead of cooking the chicken in butter, or a lot of oil, use olive oil spray instead! It will let off a fine mist (instead of a heavy drizzle) and save you 100’s of calories and lots of fat!
  • Lime Juice… Lime adds so much flavor, and so we pack the rice recipe with lots of it. It boosts the flavor for almost 0 calories!
  • Homemade Pico De Gallo… Know what goes into your chicken burrito bowl recipe, and make your own Pico de Gallo (or buy the fresh Pico de Gallo in the produce section!) canned salsa is yummy, but packed full of sugar and extra calories. Plus this Homemade Pico De Gallo is just like Chipotle’s!
Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Shopping List for Mexican Bowl Recipe:

Chicken Burrito Bowls:

Optional Toppings for Mexican Rice Bowl:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of these recipes for chicken burrito bowl you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for “copycat” Chipotle burrito bowl recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make a burrito bowl healthy, and easy…

How to Make Burrito Bowls

This burrito bowl recipe chicken meal is easy and fast… and I highly recommend making extras for meal prep!

Helpful Tip: Love Barbacoa Beef? Make this low calorie recipe and make 1/2 of the meal prep chicken burrito bowls with chicken and 1/2 with beef!

Equipment Needed to Make Mexican Chicken Bowl Recipes:

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

How to Make a Burrito Bowl:

How to Make the Rice:

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the rice and water.
  2. Cover and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, then lower the temperature to low and simmer until all the water has been absorbed.
  3. Use a fork to fluff the rice, then add in the lime juice and cilantro.
  4. Mix well, and cover while you work on the rest of the recipe.

How to Make the Chicken:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with olive oil.
  2. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the corn and cook 10 more minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

How to Assemble the Chicken Burrito Bowls:

  1. To 4 bowls (or meal prep containers) add 1/4 of the rice, 1/4 of the chicken and corn, 1/4 of the beans, 1/4 of the pico de Gallo, and 1/4 of the lettuce.
  2. Top each bowl with 1/8 cup of cheese and serve with desired additional toppings.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for homemade Mexican bowls…

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

This low calorie chicken burrito bowl recipe is great for meal prep lunches and dinners!

Plus, these healthy burrito bowls are 100’s of calories less than Chipotle, for all the same toppings!

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Healthier “Copycat” Chipotle Burrito Bowl Recipe

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These healthy chicken burrito bowls are just 399 calories and super filling!
Skip the high calorie Chipotle burrito bowls, and try this healthy Mexican bowl recipe instead.
Comes with lots of toppings, and tips on how to make this a meal prep recipe too.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Assembly Time: 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Burrito Bowls:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Homemade Pico De Gallo
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar

Optional Toppings:

Instructions
 

How to Make the Rice:

  • In a small sauce pan, combine the rice and water.
  • Cover and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, then lower the temperature to low and simmer until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Use a fork to fluff the rice, then add in the lime juice and cilantro.
  • Mix well, and cover while you work on the rest of the recipe.

How to Make the Chicken:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with olive oil.
  • Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the corn and cook 10 more minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

How to Assemble the Chicken Burrito Bowls:

  • To 4 bowls (or meal prep containers) add 1/4 of the rice, 1/4 of the chicken and corn, 1/4 of the beans, 1/4 of the pico de Gallo, and 1/4 of the lettuce.
  • Top each bowl with 1/8 cup of cheese and serve with desired additional toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 48.3gProtein: 34.8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 660mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 2.2gCalcium: 122mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bowls, burrito, lunch, Main Course
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Nutrition and Calories in Burrito Bowl Recipes

We were able to cut 261 calories from the chipotle burrito bowls in making this healthy chicken bowl recipe!

You can double check that math in their nutrition calculator here. The same bowl (with chicken, rice beans, cheese, salsa, and lettuce) is 660 calories!

These are just 399 calories and cost much less as well!

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

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