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Honey-Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls

Teri & Jenny
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine mexican american
Servings 3
Calories 403 kcal


cilantro-lime quinoa

  • 2 ¼ cups warm chicken stock
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¾ bunch cilantro, divided and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • zest and juice of 1 large lime

honey-chipotle chicken

  • 3 tablespoons minced chipotle in adobe
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 heaping cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts, warm
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • black beans
  • lightly charred sweet corn
  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole
  • sour cream or crèma
  • crumbled queso fresco
  • fried corn tortilla strips/bits, optional
  • hot sauce, optional
  • lime wedges, optional


  • For rice: Place stock, garlic, ½ bunch of cilantro, and salt into a blender and blend for 2 minutes.
  • Pour oil into a medium pot and place over medium-high heat. Add quinoa and toast for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour cilantro-garlic infused stock into the pot with quinoa and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium and bring stock to a hard simmer. Partially cover and continue to simmer until quinoa until the stock has been absorbed and the quinoa has cooked through.
  • Add the lime zest and juice to the quinoa, season with salt and pepper and fluff together with a fork. Set aside.
  • For chicken: Combine the chipotle with adobe and honey into a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Pour mixture over the shredded chicken and toss together until completely combined. Set aside.
  • To assemble: Scoop some of the cilantro-lime quinoa into each bowl and top with desired remaining ingredients. Sprinkle each bowl with remaining cilantro and serve.


Calories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 13gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 840mgPotassium: 508mgFiber: 5gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 784IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
Keyword burrito bowl, chicken
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