Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl #RevoTake

The snaps and pictures on the gram obviously started to get overwhelming, and we took it upon ourselves to create a slightly healthier version of the authority in Burrito Bowls. If you don’t eat meat, your choice of pinto or cubano beans do just as much justice.

We recommend brown or red rice, plain greek yogurt in lieu of sour cream, and a quality cheese will do you no harm. All aboard?

Nutrition Facts
Energy 538 kcals
Protein 42 grams
Carbohydrates 49 grams
Fiber 11 grams
Sugar 13 grams
Prep Time- 20 Minutes
Cook Time- 20 Minutes


For the chicken

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 Tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • Juice of ½ a lime

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

For the guacamole

  • 3 avocados

  • Juice of 2 limes

For the salsa (pico de gallo) 

  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced

  • 1 small sweet white onion, finely diced

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely minced

  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime

Add-ons 

Greek Yogurt (Sour cream- if you’re an unhappy camper)

Cheese (Monterey Jack or Cheddar, in that order)

Hot Sauce (I keep some in my bag, like Queen B)

Shredded or cut iceberg lettuce per preference

Put your Chef’s hat on in 3..2..1

  • Puree chipotle peppers, cumin, oregano, garlic, lime and salt. Pour over chicken thighs, and mix to coat. Marinate in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight. (We did the latter with no regrets)

  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 4–5 minutes a side, until browned and cooked through. Chop into bite-sized pieces, and set aside.

  • Rinse red rice and cook in pressure cooker or stove top for 45 minutes, allowing it to cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with lime juice and coriander- optional.

  • It’s guac time. Mash avocados, lime juice and salt together.

  • Combine all the ingredients for salsa (pico de gallo) in a bowl, and season with salt to taste. Add jalapenos, as per tolerance.

    Ah this is the fun part.

To assemble, place rice at the base of a bowl. Top with chicken, pico de gallo, guacamole, greek yogurt, cheese and a splash (or 5 splashes) of hot sauce.

So next time your friends try to inject you with FOMO, you know what to make. And don’t forget to tell them about the calories saved. Jokes on them quite frankly.

 

Diva

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