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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

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

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler to high.
  • Combine chipotles, oil, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl.
  • Oil the grill rack 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.
  • 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.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen, Breana Killeen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 burrito bowls
SERVINGS 4
ACTIVE TIME 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 452 Calories
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Mono Saturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 462 mg
Fiber 9 g
Protein 36 g
Potassium 995 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Calcium 111 mg
Folate 160 mcg
Omega-6 3 g
Vitamin E 5 mg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamin B3 12 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 2 ½

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