This is what I call a “cheater dinner” because all you actually have to cook up is rice. I use a rotisserie chicken from my grocer’s deli to make this super quick meal of Chicken Burrito Bowls for my family. And by saying quick I am not exaggerating at all – the whole thing takes less than 20 minutes to be ready – it takes less than a minute to build each bowl (trust me I filmed it for this video!).
You can make burrito bowls a million different ways – you can use different proteins – like the Shrimp Burrito Bowl you will find in the Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook (available in Paperback or Kindle versions). You can use different types of salsa – like the basic one in this video, or you could do mango or pineapple salsa. Or you can use Black Beans or Pinto Beans. Also you could add cheese or sour cream. You can add lettuce or not. I mean, really, you can do a lot when it comes to burrito bowls.
The basic premise of Chicken Burrito Bowls is that it has everything a burrito has without the tortilla. This video uses a basic salsa mixed with black beans and corn. A simple rice preparation using chicken broth instead of water (it gives it so much more flavor). And rotisserie chicken mixed with a few spices to give it more flavor.
Plating is huge part of this dish. You have to start with the right bowl – I, personally, love these super classic and just white bowls from Corelle. They are the perfect size and depth for all dishes that need to be plated in something more than a plate but not quite a full bowl.
What’s great about burrito bowls is they are a great carb cutting meal and you can totally customize them to each persons likes and dislikes. You will notice in the video that I made two without avocado for myself and my oldest son because we just don’t care for it. If you love to have you dinner all in one bowl – you should check out the Soups, Salads & Bowls section of the Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook.
What do you like to put into your burrito bowls?
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