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Chicken Burrito Bowls

These chicken burrito bowls are flavorful and full of nutrition. They’re easy to make and perfect for meal prep. High protein (37 g), gluten-free, and dairy-free with dairy-free sauce.

This Chicken Burrito Meal Prep Bowl has all the taste of takeout. And it is way healthier for you.

On the menu is tender, shredded chicken with spicy rice. All are accompanied by sweet corn, creamy black beans, juicy tomatoes, and fresh arugula.

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How to Make Chicken Burrito Bowls

Step 1. Place chicken breasts in a pot. Season with salt and black pepper and cover it with a good 1 inch of water.

Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat. Let the chicken simmer for around 15 minutes or so until it’s fully cooked.

Step 2. Let it cool down, and shred it with two forks.

Step 3. Rinse the rice. Cook it according to instructions and add in the paprika, cumin, cayenne, and black pepper 5 minutes before it’s fully cooked. Mix and let it cook for the remainder of the time.

Step 4. Fluff before serving!

Step 5. Divide arugula, sliced grape tomatoes, drained corn, and black beans into four glass containers. Add in chicken and rice. Finally, drizzle with a bit of Ceasar dressing or any dressing of your choice.

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Are Burrito Bowls Healthy?

These Burrito Bowls are pretty healthy. That’s because they’re loaded with veggies, lean meat, and beans!

Do You Eat Burrito Bowls Cold?

Yes, they can be eaten cold. So, you can skip the line-up for the microwave at work.

However, if you prefer them warm, just heat them in the microwave for about 2 minutes.

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

These healthy chicken burrito bowls are flavorful, nutritious, and delicious. Filled with Mexican flavors, they're a perfect high protein lunch or meal prep to bring to work. Can be made in just 30 minutes!
4.51 from 71 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Meal Prep
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 meal prep bowls
Calories 520 kcal


Cold Ingredients:

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 7 ounce can corns drained
  • 14 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained

Shredded Chicken:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 4 tbsp Caesar dressing use dairy-free option if dairy-free



  • Place chicken breasts at the bottom of a pot. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover the chicken with 1 inch of water.
  • Place the pot on the stove, bring to boil. Then, reduce the heat, and let it simmer until the chicken is fully cooked (no longer pink in the center) or reaches the temperature of 165 F. It will take around 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the water. Let it cool down before shredding.


  • Rinse your rice using a mesh strainer.
  • Place rice and water into a saucepan. Bring to simmer without the lid on, and once the surface is bubbling, place the lid and lower the heat. Cook for another 7 minutes. Now mix in paprika, cumin, cayenne, and black pepper. Cover the rice and cook for another 5 minutes. (Or just cook your rice according to instructions and mix in the spices 5 minutes before the rice is fully cooked).
  • Remove from the stove and rest for 10 minutes. Fluff before serving.

Meal Prep Assemble

  • Divide the cold ingredients, rice, and chicken between 4 food containers. Drizzle with Caesar dressing.


Serving: 1 meal prep bowlCalories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 37gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1013mgFiber: 9.5gSugar: 4.2g
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Monday 22nd of August 2022

I think I’m going to add shredded cheese, instead of grape tomatoes. Looks delicious!


Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Wow so excited to try .looks good .thank you

Macy Werner

Monday 11th of April 2022

I love this so much! I felt stuck trying to plan lunch for the week. This was the perfect meal-prep item. It's super fresh and flavorful, and it was filling without being too much. I used a chipotle ranch dressing and some fresh lime as well. You could also do an avocado dressing. I'm definitely going to make this again!!!