DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl. I think so. I’m a sucker for Chipotle. It’s hands down my favorite fast food restaurant and their guacamole is to die for. I mean, it doesn’t even come close to mine, but for a quick fix… it’s the best on the market.

The Chipotle Burrito Bowl is a way of life for us. Any time we’re on the road and don’t have much time or a solid rec for a place to start, the answer is always Chipotle.


DIY Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

But sometimes you want all the goodness of a Chipotle Burrito Bowl but you don’t actually want to leave your house. So I’m making a DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl so we can all enjoy these little bowls of heaven on a regular basis.


DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl Recipe

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Ingredients

    For the Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • For the Rice
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • kosher salt to taste
  • For the toppings
  • 1 cup pinto beans (warmed)
  • 1 cup frozen charred corn (warmed)
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup finely shredded monterey jack cheese

Instructions

    For the Chicken
  1. Combine the vegetable oil, chopped chipotle peppers in adobo, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Place the chicken in a large zip top plastic bag and add the marinade. Zip the bag and mix the chicken into the marinade. Place it into the fridge and let it marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Heat an indoor or outdoor grill to about 400 degrees F (medium high heat). Place the chicken onto the grill and grill 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces and use as needed.
  4. For the Rice
  5. In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the white rice and lime juice and sauté for 60 seconds to toast the rice.
  6. Add the water and bring the rice to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low and cook until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed.
  7. Add in the cilantro and fluff rice with a fork.
  8. To assemble
  9. Arrange equal parts of the white rice and chopped grilled chicken in 4 bowls. Top with equal parts of the pinto beans, corn, guacamole, pico and cheese. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve immediately.
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49 Comments

  1. Another must try as soon as possible, even if I have to leave the chicken out as I’ve given up meat for Lent!

  2. this was to DIE for. such easy steps to follow and almost no EFFORT needed. made a lil bowl myself tonight. Thought it was just SO fun. A++ recipe. Keep on doing you, gaby.

  3. Okay im going to try this like right now, And I will tell you guys how much I love it I do believe this will be a completely awesome meal !

  4. Made this for my two teen boys (who are addicted to Chipolte) and they LOVED it! Bravo and thanks, will make this often.

  5. Am I supposed to include the adobo sauce in the marinade? Or am I just using the peppers and discarding the sauce?

  6. This recipe was great & easy to follow, I substituted a few of the ingredients and still came out with a delicious meal that my guests & I enjoyed. Thanks for posting!

  7. Hi. Stupid question here.
    “2 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped”
    Does this mean two cans of Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?
    I’m struggling with the measurement as my marinade is coming out more of a meal.
    Thanks!

    1. Each can of chipotle peppers has about a dozen or so peppers in it – so the measurement just means 2 individual peppers. You’ll have some leftover so you can pop them in a container and keep them in the fridge.

      1. Thanks Gaby!!!!!!!! Now I can make my own chipotle without going to the place and buying it. This is really helpful, even my family likes it

  8. And also, unlike Chipotle, your Burrito Bowl is guaranteed to not contain any food poisoning bugs!

  9. This is great! The marinade is so amazingly aromatic that I almost couldn’t wait the full hour lol

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