Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you are still looking for something to make, look no further than these easy Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls!

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls

These burrito bowls are packed with perfect, grilled chicken, nicely charred veggies and plenty of additional vegetables and desired toppings like sour cream and avocado.

I realize that the ingredient list on this recipe is a bit longer than I would normally post, but the ingredients are all simple to find, and the nice thing about these bowls is that you can totally customize them to your liking. If you want, you can skip the rice and serve it over lettuce instead. Feel free to skip the crispy corn strips, although you can make them in advance and they may just be my favorite part.

The nice thing about these bowls is you can easily feed a crowd by prepping everything in advance, tossing some chicken and corn on the grill, and letting people assemble the bowls to their liking!

Cilantro Rice

To dress up the rice a bit, I just cook normal white rice but then toss in some lime juice, cilantro, and salt to make the flavors a bit more unique.

The Cilantro Lime Rice part of this recipe is also terrific served on its own with other dishes!

Crispy Tortilla Strips

And the crispy corn strips are simply cut up tortillas tossed with spices and baked quickly in the oven.

You could always toss in some plain, crumbled tortillas chips instead… but I fully recommend making these.  They’re so good!

Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

On the grill, I like to add the chicken, corn, and a few jalapenos for extra spiciness. Again though, make it your own!  These are all great additions to the Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls.

 

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls

Making the bowls are fun and easy once you have the pieces together. Add a rice base, add some chicken strips and corn and top with any and all veggies your heart desires! Drizzle on a little sour cream and/or salsa and you are in for the perfect Cinco de Mayo Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl!

Cheers!

Here are a few other Tex-Mex Recipes you Might Enjoy:

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Bowls
Calories: 881 kcal
Author: RecipeGirl.com

These easy burrito bowls are a simple way to add some Tex-Mex flavors to your grilling game!

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Ingredients

CILANTRO RICE:

  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch salt

CRISPY TORTILLA STRIPS:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

GRILLED TEX MEX CHICKEN:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

OTHER BOWL TOPPINGS:

  • 2 ears sweet corn
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 medium jalapenos
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro

Instructions

PREPARE THE RICE:

  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions. Drain when cooked and add lime juice, cilantro, and a pinch of salt to rice. Let steam for a few minutes and then fluff with a fork. Set aside.

PREPARE THE CORN STRIPS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice corn tortillas into thin strips and spread out on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and spices. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned and crispy. Stir once halfway through to ensure even cooking.

PREPARE THE CHICKEN:

  1. Drizzle with olive oil and toss with spice mix (salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano). Grill over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes until cooked through. I recommend grilling the sweet corn and jalapeños at the same time!

ASSEMBLE THE BOWLS:

  1. Add rice to each bowl. Top with a few chicken strips, crispy corn strips, veggies, and a drizzle of sour cream. Garnish with fresh cilantro! Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 881 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 1101mg 46%
Potassium 1397mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 103g 34%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 8g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 42.6%
Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 13%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nick Evans

Nick has been writing delicious recipes for the home cook for almost a decade! He lives in Denver, CO and lives a delicate balance of diaper changing, trail running and beer drinking. You can find more of Nick's recipes on his blog: Macheesmo.

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Comments

  1. postedMay 6, 2018 10:57 AM

    I love the recipe! Love the mix!

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