Hi friends! Weeknights are rushed in our house, and I’m always looking for quick and easy meals to serve my family. I’ve gotten creative with leftovers, but with a table full of picky eaters, the food has to taste good. Luckily, these easy chicken burrito bowls can be made in a matter of minutes, and best of all, my family loves them!
Burritos are frequently on the menu here, and my kids devour them in a matter of minutes. In fact, I’m pretty sure that they’ll eat almost anything if it’s served in a wrap.
Personally, I’m a fan of burrito bowls. You get all of the tasty filling, and it’s just a little bit lighter. I usually order a burrito bowl whenever we eat out at Chipotle’s, but it’s just as flavorful and a lot cheaper to make our own.
The key is to start with cooked chicken. You can use leftovers or pick up a rotisserie chicken, or you can even use some precooked frozen meat. It’s a huge time saver, and that’s what we’re going for here. Add a can of black beans, some frozen or canned corn and instant rice, and you’re good to go!
Ingredients for Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls
- 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 6 cups cooked rice
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup yellow or white onions, chopped
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 Anaheim pepper or jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Arugula, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream for garnish
This makes enough for the seven of us, and sometimes, we even have a little bit left over for lunch, especially since the younger kids have smaller bowls.
Do you have any kitchen shortcuts or time-saving meal ideas to share? I’d love to hear them.
Have a super day!
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