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Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowls are such a great lunch or dinner option. This recipe is fantastic because you can use it for meal prep, making a whole week of lunches with one recipe.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: lunch recipe, meal prep, packed lunch
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

Chicken Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 cups white rice rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 Plum tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeds and ribs removed and diced small
  • 1/4 large red onion diced small
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Other Ingredients

  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 2 avocados sliced



  • Mix together the ingredients for the chicken marinade. Marinate the chicken for 2 to 24 hours.
  • When ready to make the recipe, preheat a grill to 350 degrees. Cook the chicken for 7 minutes on each side or until it reaches 165 degrees.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and then slice into strips.

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Rinse the dry rice until the water runs clear.
  • Bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
  • Stir in the lime juice and the cilantro.

Pico de Gallo

  • Combine all of the ingredients. Taste and add more salt as needed.

To Put Together Bowls

  • Divide the rice and chicken between four bowls.
  • Serve warm, and allow guests to top with remaining ingredients.

As Meal Prep Bowls

  • If you are packing these to take for lunch throughout the week, refer to our notes in the post with all the tips and tricks.