Chicken Burrito Bowls

After school time is CRAZY! These Chicken Burrito Bowls are the perfect dinner!

Does anyone have a secret for learning to love vegetables? Especially raw?
I have tried . . . I really have. I am turning 30 years old and still don’t eat enough vegetables. It is very much still a work in progress!

The only way that I can eat all my vegetables is if they are stacked in a big yummy salad, thrown into a soup, or dunked in a creamy dip. Thankfully this recipe falls into one of those categories and I can get all my daily servings of vegetables in one quick fix! And bonus- it tastes amazing! My kids liked it because they could choose what “colors” went on their plates and I liked it because it let them try lots of different vegetables. I added chicken, but this would be perfect for a meatless meal too- you could even add extra beans if you want.

How to cook it all together in the Instant Pot

Here is how I make it, in just one sitting:
2 cups white rice
2 cups of chicken, cooked and chopped
2 1/2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can enchilada sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Dump everything in your Instant Pot. Push MANUAL and cook for 10 minutes. When it is done do a quick release. Serve with toppings: Toppings I like to use: 1-2 cups of your favorite cheddar (depending on how cheesy you want it) Sour cream guacamole Cilantro, for garnish.

Watch how to make the Instant Pot Video Here:

Chicken Burrito Bowls
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  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • Optional toppings: green onions, olives, banana peppers, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.


  1. To make individual servings, layer 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup chicken, lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, avocados and other various ingredients you like. Drizzle with chipotle dressing or your other favorite dressing.

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12 Responses to “Chicken Burrito Bowls”

  1. Kaitlin @ The Garden Grazer
    Oh YAY! So glad you loved it! Your photo is absolutely gorgeous. Great to hear the kiddos had fun assembling and choosing their colors - awesome idea! Burrito bowl bars could totally be a thing :) I'd be all over that! So many possible options and toppings!

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