Easy and Healthy Burrito Bowl Dinner

I prefer easy to make meals during our busy weeknights. I’ve written about tips for making weeknight dinners easy many, many times. I think as a busy working mom, my goal is to help other busy working parents make mealtime as easy and healthy as possible. Personally, I’m always scouring Pinterest, looking for new recipes. Some become a family favorite and others, not so much. This meal, however, is one of my favorites, One Pan Burrito Bowl! For my children, I adapt the recipe to leave out the chili and cumin. For myself, I add extra! I like a spicy dish! I like to complete the meal with fresh pineapple, steamed broccoli, chips and salsa. Heavenly! Scroll all the way down for the printable version of this One Pan Burrito Bowl recipe.

 One Pan Burrito Bowl

Ingredients*:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces In Process 1 (1)
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of uncooked extra-long grain rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 1/2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups of Colby jack, Monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • freshly diced tomatoes
  • diced green onions
  • sour cream – optional as a garnish
  • guacamole – optional as a garnish

Directions:

  • Sauté onions in 2 tablespoon of olive oil until they start to soften.
  • Season diced chicken with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.  Add chicken to pan and cook over medium high heat until chicken has started to brown.One Dish Burrito Bowl #EasyDinner #Healthy
  • Move chicken to one side of pan, in the other side of the pan add an additional tablespoon of olive oil and sauté uncooked rice for about 2 minutes or just until grains start to turn golden brown. Stir in black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder and cumin.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook about 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Sprinkle with cheese, add lid back on and let set for 2-3 off heat to melt cheese.
  • Garnish with fresh tomatoes, green onions, sour cream and guacamole.

*Whenever possible Green and Clean Mom recommends using fresh ingredients and organic produce and vegetables if possible, otherwise rinse well. Free range or organic meat if possible. It’s always good to find a local farmer, if possible.

Easy One Pan Burrito Bowl Recipe
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Cuisine: Mexican
 
An easy and healthy dinner recipe from https://greenandcleanmom.org
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of uncooked extra-long grain rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2½ cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups of Colby jack, Monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • freshly diced tomatoes
  • diced green onions
  • sour cream – optional as a garnish
  • guacamole – optional as a garnish
Instructions
  1. Sauté onions in 2 tablespoon of olive oil until they start to soften.
  2. Season diced chicken with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Add chicken to pan and cook over medium high heat until chicken has started to brown.
  3. Move chicken to one side of pan, in the other side of the pan add an additional tablespoon of olive oil and sauté uncooked rice for about 2 minutes or just until grains start to turn golden brown. Stir in black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with cheese, add lid back on and let set for 2-3 off heat to melt cheese. Garnish with fresh tomatoes, green onions, sour cream and guacamole.

 

 

 

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