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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chipotle at Home: Chicken Burrito Bowls

Let’s be honest. Everyone loves Chipotle. You can customize exactly what you want from burrito vs. bowl to virtually any topping you desire. We are such huge fans that I decided to have a “Chipotle at Home” dinner, with all the usual Chipotle toppings and some other favorites!

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
8 ounces fresh mushrooms
4 cups brown rice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
Garnish with guacamole, salsa or any other Chipotle topping you desire!

Begin by season chicken with salt, pepper and a little cayenne pepper. Heat 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and butter over medium heat in skillet (I used my heavy-duty, cast iron skillet). Place chicken seasoned-side down in skillet and season the other side. Cook about 5 minutes on each side until there is a nice brown crust (Mine took more like 6-7 minutes because my chicken breasts were so thick!). Meanwhile, sauté peppers and onion over medium heat. Add mushrooms. Cook until most of the liquid from the mushrooms is gone, roughly 8 minutes. Cook the brown rice according to package instructions. Once rice is cooked, add chopped cilantro and lime juice; stir to combine. Once chicken is finished cooking, cut into bite-sized pieces. To assemble, place rice in bottom of bowl, add sautéed vegetables and chicken. Top with guacamole or any other favorite topping! Serve with tortilla chips, if desired :)

We loved the convenience of having Chipotle in our own home. No waiting in lines and I suspect that it was a little healthier since we knew exactly what was going into that bowl! A great (and slightly healthier!) alternative to your favorite burrito joint.

1 comment:

  1. Yum yum!!!!! This looks and sounds so delicious!!!! Absolutely LOVE guacamole!!!! Thank you for this, Rachel!!!!! :))

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