Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Who doesn't love a great burrito bowl? Combine all the flavors of Mexican cuisine and the Southwest into a delicious portable bowl you can eat anywhere. Um, yeah, sign me up! A chicken burrito bowl is really easy to make: pico de gallo, chicken, corn salsa, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, cilantro rice, and guacamole. Today I'm going to share how to put together the best burrito bowl you've ever had, adding in limes and garden fresh tomatoes. Let's get started!
RELATED RECIPE: Grilled Lime Marinated Chicken Recipe
Homemade Chicken Burrito Bowl – What's in it?
For this homemade chicken burrito bowl recipe, you'll need the following ingredients, all of which can be found at your local Walmart:
Lime Marinated Chicken
This chicken burrito bowl recipe can be made with leftover chicken, like the lime marinated chicken recipe we shared earlier this week. We usually cook 8-10 chicken thighs and breasts with that recipe which we serve as follows for our family of four:
- 4 pieces of chicken on the day we barbecue, for dinner
- 2-3 pieces of chicken for lunches (1 piece of chicken per burrito bowl. Xaver and I each will eat a bowl. Add 1 if Katie takes a bowl to school.)
- 4 pieces of chicken for another lunch or dinner
We don't always have time to cook every night so this series of recipes really helps our family to eat good home cooked meals, even when we're busy. You can do the same thing with our Mexican Pot Roast recipe, which we make in the slow cooker. Eat that as a meal on day 1 and then on day 2, make that into burrito bowls, replacing the chicken in this recipe with shredded beef leftover from the slow cooker pot roast recipe.
RELATED RECIPE: Mexican Pot Roast
Pico De Gallo
you can purchase this OR make it from scratch by dicing tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeños to taste.
Cilantro Lime Rice
You can also use arroz rojo for this recipe but I like our version of cilantro lime rice that as chicken bouillon for extra flavor.
Forget paying “extra for guac”… this homemade creamy guacamole recipe from Knorr will make you rethink buying pre-made guacamole ever again.
This guacamole gets an extra burst of flavor from Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor and Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, available at Walmart. I shared how to make this guacamole in the post with the lime marinated chicken recipe this week. It's so good on everything!
Homemade Corn Salsa
This is even easier to make than the pico de gallo! Blanche one ear of corn in boiling water for 1 minute. Cool. Cut kernels from the ear of corn. Toss with diced cilantro and purple onions.
You can also add shredded jack cheese and sour cream to your burrito bowl to finish it off. I added a dollop of sour cream to this bowl. Yum!
I don't put beans in my burrito bowls but you totally could if you like. You can also sauté onions and bell peppers to include. I like to add a couple of sliced limes to squeeze over everything just before eating to give it that extra boost of flavor!
RELATED RECIPE: Cilantro Lime Rice
How to put together a homemade chicken burrito bowl
Layer a bed of rice in the bottom of a bowl. Drizzle with corn salsa. Add sliced chicken on top. Add a spoonful of pico de gallo. Add a dollop of sour cream, a dollop of guacamole, and sprinkle with shredded Jack cheese. Add a couple of limes to squeeze over it all before digging in!
Easy peasy, right? This meal is great warm or cold, making a fabulous choice for lunch. Add all the extra guac you want!
Since I don't eat tortilla chips anymore (I know, it's scandalous) I like to eat guacamole with fresh vegetables or in burrito bowls like this one. What's your favorite way to eat guacamole?