Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl

 Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl
One of my favorite places to eat is Chipotle. I absolutely love their Chicken and Rice Bowl. I could stand there and add as many toppings as they have to give me and love every single bite. But I certainly do not love the guilt that comes with indulging in such a meal. Which is where this Mock Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl recipe comes into play. I am always looking to healthify any of my favorite comfort foods and this was certainly smack dab on the money in comparison.

For healthier options, I recommend using plain Greek yogurt in substitution for the sour cream. I chose to combine the Greek yogurt with a bit of Sriracha to bring my dish some heat, but feel free to leave out the Sriracha if you’re not a fan.
Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl
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Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 8 oz. chicken breast cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garlic Sriracha Cream Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp.Sriracha more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 small lime

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • Juice of 1/2 small lime
  • 1/2 cup brown rice uncooked

Optional Toppings:

  • 1/2 avocado sliced

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to the package. While the water is boiling for the rice, place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients (minus olive oil) for the chicken into a medium mixing bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Add the olive oil to the heated pan, allow to heat slightly and then add the chicken mixture.
  4. Cover and allow to cook 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, combine ingredients for the Sriracha cream sauce into a mixing bowl and stir well. Set aside.
  6. During the last few minutes of cooking the chicken, add the bell peppers and cook until they have softened.
  7. Remove from heat, add the black beans to the pan, cover, and set aside.
  8. Once the rice is done cooking, squeeze 1/2 small lime over the top and stir well.
  9. Layer your "bowl"- rice, chicken and veggie mixture, followed by the cream sauce & a dash of dried basil (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g 11%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 54.6g 18%
Dietary Fiber 9.9g 40%
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 52.7g 105%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Comments

    Maha

    Looks delicious and simple. Could you tell me what kind of chips those are in the picture? It all looks so good. Thank you

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Maha! If I remember correctly, they are by the company Food Should Taste Good. They have a wide variety of flavors and chips, from tortillas to kettle cooked chips. Absolutely delicious!