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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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.”


    • 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


  • 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.)
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