Hi Everyone! So we have gone from dead of winter to pretty much summer temperatures (well, at least compared to the past couple of months!) within a matter of days! The weather is most definitely very confused, which is just fine with me, because I’ll happily trade in my winter jacket for a sweatshirt! Yesterday I had the windows wide open because it was so nice and warm outside, while there was still snow on the ground! Yep, the weather is most definitely confused. But it finally feels like spring is around the corner, putting me in the mood for some lighter dinners after all the comfort food we’ve been devouring for the past couple of weeks! These homemade burrito bowls are so fresh, filled with lots of good ingredients – grilled chicken, brown rice, lots of vegetables (and cheese and sour cream, but that’s your dairy, right?!) and are such a quick and easy dinner to throw together on a busy week night! You could even prepare the chicken and rice beforehand, and then simply heat up and assemble everything when you’re ready for dinner. It’s also completely customizable, you can use other vegetables, add steak slices instead of chicken, make some fresh salsa…. the possibilities are endless!
YOU WILL NEED
2 chicken breasts, skinless & boneless
1 avocado (or store bought guacamole)
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
1 – 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 tbs chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
Dash of pepper
1. First, prepare your chicken. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and dash of pepper. Butterfly your chicken breasts and rub each side with the chili powder mix. Then, grill them, let them rest for about a minute, and cut into medium sized slices.
2. Next, prepare all your toppings, you want everything in bite size pieces; so quarter your cherry tomatoes and shred the lettuce. You can either use store-bought guacamole, or make your own (I make it by simply mashing up a ripe avocado, seasoning it with salt and pepper, and adding a squeeze of about 1/2 of a small lime). Shred your cheese, and mix together the corn and black beans (make sure you drain the cans of the liquid and then thoroughly rinse the corn and beans).
3. Lastly, assemble your burrito bowls! Start with the rice on the bottom (I use brown rice to keep things healthy! You can add some cilantro to it, I leave it out, but if you like the flavor of it add it to the rice), then add the corn and bean mixture, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sprinkle with the shredded cheese, top with the slices of grilled chicken, then add a dollop of sour cream and guacamole, topping the whole thing off with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the top!
Happy Cooking, Everyone!
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