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Easy chicken burrito meal prep bowls are perfect for planning weekday work lunches ahead! They are super tasty, gluten free and a healthy way to make sure you have home cooked lunch boxes ready to go.

Easy Chicken Burrito Meal Prep Bowls


  • Author: Richa
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Lunches 1x
  • Category: Main Course, Salad
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Easy chicken burrito meal prep bowls are perfect for planning weekday work lunches ahead! Four lunches ready in 60 mins – tasty, gluten free and healthy!


Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 5 Chicken Thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 1/4 cup Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

For the Pico de Gallo

  • 2 cups Tomatoes (finely diced)
  • 1 cup Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Jalapenos (finely diced, seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed, chopped Cilantro ((or coriander))
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Juice of 1 Lime

For the Corn

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 2 cups Corn Kernels ((Fresh or Frozen))
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Other Ingredients for the Chicken Burrito Bowls

  • 3 cups Cooked Rice ((White or Brown))
  • 2 cups Cooked Beans ((Black Beans or Kidney Beans))
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Cucumbers (sliced)
  • 1 Lime (cut into four wedges)

Instructions

  1. Start by marinating the chicken: In a ziplock bag, add all the ingredients mentioned under chicken, squash together, seal and set aside for 15-20 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Next prepare the pico de gallo by mixing all the ingredients mentioned under ‘pico de gallo’. Refrigerate while you prepare everything else.
  3. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the fresh or frozen corn. Cook for 5-6 minutes on high till the corn is slightly blistered. Season with salt and pepper. Remove in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning once or twice till the chicken is slightly brown and cooked through. I like to toss it on high heat towards the end to get some charred bits.
  5. Let everything come to room temperature before assembling the meal prep boxes. To assemble, divide chicken, rice, corn, beans and pico de gallo in each box. Top with sour cream, sliced cucumbers and place a lime wedge in each bowl. Shut the lid and refrigerate for up to four days.

Notes

  • These meal prep containers work great, are freezer friendly, food safe and can be microwaved
  • Please remove the lid of the boxes before microwaving
  • Avocados and Guacamole work great with this recipe but I recommend buying them separately and using them fresh