Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken burrito bowls are loaded with healthy fresh flavors that are to make at home.

Mexican rice topped with spicy chicken, black beans, corn, lettuce and/or any toppings you like.

There is no need to go to Chipotle! Stay in, save money and enjoy a way more flavorful meal at home.

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken shredded in the crock of the slow cooker

Plan ahead and use our Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken recipe. It’s an easy dump and set recipe you can use in all sorts of Mexican recipes. This chicken is chock full of flavor!

Rub the boneless skinless chicken breasts with olive oil and place in the bottom of your slow cooker. Feel free to use chicken thighs as well.

Add the salsa, brown sugars, green chilies, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, oregano, adobo sauce, salt, and pepper to the crock pot.

Mexican Rice on a white platter garnished with parsley and lime wedges

Prepare a batch of our easy Mexican Rice.  

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

Add onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add rice and cook until golden brown.

When rice is golden brown, add the stock, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and pepper to the pan.

Stir and cover the pan. Let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Until rice is cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste.

Or try it with our Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe!

Prep all the other toppings.

To make the sour cream sauce: mix sour cream, lime, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Chicken Burrito Bowl in a white bowl garnished with sour cream and cilantro

To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls; top with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. Drizzle the cream sauce over the top and serve.

Mix it up, try some pico de gallo, shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, a squeeze of lime juice, etc.

This easy Chicken Burrito Bowl is healthy and fresh tasting. What’s great about it too is you can choose your own toppings.  

This would be perfect for a crowd.  Just set it up buffet style and let everyone build their own bowl.

Our Strawberry Shortcake would be great for dessert!

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

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4.8 from 5 votes

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowls – Mexican rice, spicy chicken and loads of healthy fresh toppings make this burrito bowl Ah-Mazing!
Prep Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: bowl, burrito, chicken, easy
Servings: 6
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe


  • Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
  • Mexican Rice
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 15.25 oz whole kernel corn, drained 1 can
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced (we used orange bell pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Sour Cream Sauce:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare the slow cooker Mexican chicken.
  • Prepare the rice about 40 minutes before mealtime.
  • To make the sour cream sauce: mix sour cream, lime, and salt. Set aside.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls; top with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. Drizzle the cream sauce over the top and serve.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3483IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Reply

    This looks pretty good! I’m thinking I could make this if I have leftover rice and chicken, which usually happens. Perfect for when i don’t feel like cooking much because it’s hot outside! lol ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned, stumbled and shared on G+

    -Fabi at My Heart Of Mexico4 stars

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      Thank you, Fabiola! Yes, it’s perfect for hot weather!

  2. Reply

    This would be a big hit with our family. It has everything they love in one bowl. Yum! Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the #InspirationSpotlight party.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Theresa! My family loves this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Reply

    I love Chipotle as much as the next girl, but there are none near me and it can get expensive – fast! I love these at home versions of burrito bowls. It’s so comforting and flavorful but also healthy if you load it up with veggies!

    1. Reply

      I totally agree, Jessica! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. Reply

    Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real Friday Party. #LetGetRealSocial. Makes me hungry. Haven’t had Mexican Rice for a while. Pinned

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Karen! It’s wonderful!

  5. Reply

    perfect summer meal!

    1. Reply

      I agree, Jenna! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Reply

    I’m always a fan of burrito bowls – so easy to throw together and scrumptious too! That slow cooker Mexican chicken looks like it’s so wonderfully delicious in this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Reply

      Me too, CJ! Thank you for coming by!

  7. Reply

    This recipe looks so good! I wanted to pop by and do some extra sharing and also let you know I’ll be featuring it this week on #FoodieFriDIY – stop by and share again soon!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, Debra! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Reply

    Yum, yum, yum! My husband and I both would love this dish; I gotta add it in into our recipe rotation ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Emily!

  9. Reply

    This looks like the perfect summer dish. Especially since you can use the crockpot! My favorite. I love Mexican food and then we can always have the left-overs for lunch. Love it even more!5 stars

    1. Reply

      We love this recipe! And, yes, I always send the leftovers with my husband to work. My daughter enjoys this because she can easily make it vegetarian. Thanks so much, Nikki!

  10. Reply

    These sound great and I still need to try that rice! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It – Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April! Dropping by the linky shortly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Reply

    Your Chicken Burrito Bowls look amazing – homemade is so much fresher and tastier than Chipotle! Thank you for sharing this deliciously wholesome recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.5 stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April! Love visiting your party!

  12. Reply

    We are going to just love your Chicken Burrito Bowls looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Miz Helen! I definitely will! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Reply

    This looks great! Questions – cream sauce (sour) – what is that?5 stars

    1. Reply

      The cream sauce is sour cream mixed with lime juice. Thanks so much for coming by!

  14. Reply

    I love Mexican and this dish is perfect for my taste!

    1. Reply

      Me too, Katerina! Thank you so much for coming by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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