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Mexican grilled chicken on top of quinoa and veggies, garnished with cilantro, cheese and sour cream in a white bowl.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Quinoa Burrito Bowls are packed with chicken, plenty of fresh veggies, and of course nutritious quinoa! They're super easy to make and way better for you than take out. A perfect delicious weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 494kcal
Cost $8


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 Avocados, sliced or diced
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • cilantro for garnish
  • plain Greek yogurt or Sour Cream for garnish


  • Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Combine chile powder, garlic powder and cumin together. Rub on the chicken breasts.
  • Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Cook chicken breasts about 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then cut it into slices or bite size pieces, set aside.
  • Warm black beans on the stove top.  
  • Divide the quinoa, beans, chicken and remaining ingredients into 6 bowls. Top with plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, cheese and cilantro


  • For a shortcut, purchase a rotisserie chicken from your local store, pull the meat off and season it with the spices.
  • These healthy burrito bowls are the perfect make-ahead lunch idea. You can divide everything into 5 containers, throw them in the fridge, and grab one on your way to work each day.
  • Rice can be substituted for quinoa.
To make this Trim Healthy Mama Compliant:
  • Leave off cheese and avocado to keep it in E mode
  • Use nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 1154mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1370IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 4mg