Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

16 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl recipe is even better than takeout and just as fast. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthy dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 4 servings
US
Metric
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup prepared pico de gallo or other salsa
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Lime wedges for serving

Preparation

  • Active

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler.
  2. Combine chipotles, oil, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip) or a rimmed baking sheet, if broiling. Season chicken with salt. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes or broil it on the prepared baking sheet for 9 minutes. Turn, brush with the chipotle glaze and continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 3 to 5 minutes more on the grill or 9 minutes more under the broiler. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  4. Assemble each burrito bowl with ½ cup quinoa, ½ cup chicken, ½ cup lettuce, ¼ cup beans, ¼ avocado, 1 tablespoon pico de gallo (or other salsa) and 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve with a lime wedge.
  • To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burrito bowl, about 2½ cups
  • Per serving: 452 calories; 19 g fat(4 g sat); 9 g fiber; 36 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; 160 mcg folate; 90 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,274 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 111 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 462 mg sodium; 995 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (45% daily value), Folate (40% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 3½ lean protein, 2 starch, ½ vegetable

Reviews 16

January 28, 2018
profile image
By: Kathy Antaya
Came across this recipe while searching for heart healthy meals and man was this a winner! Quick, easy, and delicious! Very versatile as you can adjust the spices and ingredients to your tastes. I used black beans instead of pinto beans, and also added some onion, garlic, & cayenne pepper to the beans. I didn't have any lettuce on hand but it was fine without it. I put some corn in the bowl too. This will be going into our regular meal rotation! Yum!
January 14, 2018
profile image
By: Deanna Willis
Super easy and quick. Full of flavor and no guilt! Made it just like the recipe.
January 10, 2018
profile image
By: MissCook
Why have I been spending $12/bowl at Chipotle when I can make it myself?! This was an awesome recipe and my family absolutely loved it! Planning to make this a regular meal each week to cut costs on eating out. Best part... the guac isn't extra. :P
August 18, 2017
profile image
By: SBuck
We make this at least once every two weeks. Sometimes we swap black beans for pinto and brown rice for quinoa. Always delicious.
August 09, 2017
profile image
By: cristyrp2005
Delicious!
July 28, 2017
profile image
By: I love Lemons
This is a great recipe! I will definitely make it again.
June 03, 2017
profile image
By: tdono4
Very tasty and healthy alternative to fast food. The chipotle sauce recipe is a keeper. I substituted cilantro lime rice for the quinoa and black beans for the pinto and added some sautéed fresh corn.
June 02, 2017
profile image
By: Laura ManDevil
This was AMAZING!!! I will definitely be adding this in to my summer meal rotation.
May 13, 2017
profile image
By: Rachelle0409
DELICIOUS!!
More Reviews