Easy DIY Burrito Bowl

You know what I love? Food! You know what else I love? When food is easy and healthy! Enter the DIY Burrito Bowl.

Before we get cooking, it may look like a lot but this recipe allows you to prepare one thing at a time. For this recipe, I started the chicken marinating. While that was marinating, I started the rice. While that was cooking undisturbed, I got the veggies going and mixed the burrito sauce. Then the rice will be ready to be removed from the heat. Get the chicken cooking and finish the sautéed veggies. Then assemble your bowls!

This is also a great meal prep recipe! Make this ahead and just assemble your bowls as needed.

Easy DIY Burrito Bowl

Servings 4


Chicken (or other protein)

  • 1 kg chicken (or other protein)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 1 ½ cup basmati rice
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Burrito Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • tsp chipolte powder (or more to taste)

Sautee Veggie Mix

  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Burrito Mixins (pick and choose)

  • romaine
  • pico de gallo or salsa
  • sour cream
  • green onion
  • black beans
  • corn
  • guacamole
  • cheese
  • anything your heart desires


Chicken Marinade

  • Toss all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix well to coat chicken. Place in the fridge while you prep the other ingredients. This can be done up to 2 days prior.
  • After the chicken has marinated. Cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes per side (or until the internal temperature has reached 165°F).

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Add rice and olive oil to sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until the rice starts to brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook one more minute.
  • Add the lime zest and water. Salt as desired.
  • Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 min.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 10 min. Fluff with fork.
  • Mix in lime juice and cilantro. Either you like cilantro or you don't. If you don't, just omit it.

Burrito Sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients together. Set aside

Sauteed Veggies

  • After you get the rice started. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and peppers and sautee until soft.

Bowl Assembly

  • Put this together however your want. I like rice, chopped romaine, chicken, pico, sauteed veggies, guacamole, burrito sauce and sliced green onion.

What do you put in your bowl?

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