Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl (Easy Chipotle copycat)

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This restaurant-inspired Chipotle bowl features tender chicken and sautéed veggies, layered over a bed of cauliflower rice for an easy, low-carb meal you can feel good about. 

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    What can I expect? 

    Turn bland chicken into a satisfying Mexican meal. We saute vegetables and chipotle peppers in oil and pour it over cooked chicken. Top with guac, sour cream, and pico de gallo for a complete Mexican-inspired dish. 

    With a minimal prep time and cook time of just 15 minutes, it’s ready in less time than it takes to order takeout. Even better, it’s guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds without leaving you feeling weighed down or sluggish.

    Is this Chipotle Bowl Healthy?

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      Let’s look at the main ingredients: 

      • Olive oil 
      • Cauliflower rice
      • Bell peppers
      • Yellow onion
      • Chicken  

      Olive oil, bell peppers, yellow onion, and chicken are all-natural, nutritious food sources. Each has its own list of health benefits. Combine them together, and you’ve got a fiber-packed, nutrient-rich meal. 

      Common white rice is made from milled rice that has had its husk and bran removed which makes it a simple carb, meaning it is nearly equivalent to sugar.

      Add 23g of sugar per serving to this Chipotle bowl, and you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.) 

      Substitute common white rice with cauliflower rice, and this recipe becomes nourishment. The ingredients provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, and quality, whole-food energy. 

      Enjoy this homemade Chipotle chicken bowl knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Chipotle Bowl Tips

      Easy Chipotle Bowl recipe with cauliflower rice

      1. Meal prep

      This recipe makes one serving, but you could easily double, triple, or even quadruple the ingredients, and add this bowl to your weekly meal prep. Store leftovers in airtight containers in the fridge, and warm them up for quick meals throughout the week. 

      2. Make it a wrap or salad

      Thanks to all the fiber, protein, and nutrients, this bowl is incredibly filling on its own. However, you could also add the ingredients to a low-carb tortilla, or serve them over a bed of greens to bulk them up even more.  

      3. Swap out the protein 

      Feel free to replace the chicken with ground beef, turkey, chorizo, or even tofu if you need a vegetarian option. It all tastes great! 

      4. Add more veggies

      If you want to add more nutrients to your meal, mix in any veggies you have on hand such as mushrooms, tomatoes, or zucchini.

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        Chipotle Bowl with Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

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        Chipotle Bowl with Chicken & Cauliflower Rice
        Prep Time:5 minutes
        Cook Time:15 minutes

        Ingredients

        • ½ Tbsp – avocado oil or olive oil
        • ½ Tbsp – cauliflower rice
        • ½ tsp – salt divided into ¼ tsp servings
        • ½ red, orange, or yellow bell pepper sliced
        • ½ small yellow onion
        • ½ cup – cooked chicken shredded or cubed (I used rotisserie chicken)
        • 2 Tbsp – pico de gallo
        • 1 Tbsp – guacamole
        • 1 Tbsp – sour cream or Greek yogurt
        • ¼ cup – taco cheese blend
        • fresh cilantro

        Instructions

        • Heat ½ tbsp of olive oil in a pan.  Add the cauliflower rice and ¼ tsp of salt. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon till the sides are golden brown for about 3-5 minutes. Add to the bottom of a small bowl.
        • Add the other ½ tsp of avocado or olive oil to the same pan. Add the pepper and onion and saute for about 8 minutes or until the vegetables softened. Add to the bowl.
        • In a quarter of the bowl add chicken, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
        • In the center place the sour cream or Greek yogurt.
        • Sprinkle the bowl with cheese and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

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        Recipe from Neutral Eating: https://neutraleating.com/chipotle-bowl-with-chicken-cauliflower-rice
        Servings: 1
        Author: NEUTRAL EATING
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