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One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl

This easy and flavorful One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl is one of my favorite Mexican-style recipes. Customizable and perfect for meal prep or busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheese, Chicken, Meal Prep, Rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast (Boneless, Skinless)
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil (Divided)
  • 1 cup White Rice (Uncooked)
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes (1 Can, Undrained)
  • 15 oz Black Beans (1 Can, Drained and Rinsed)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Chicken Base/Bouillon
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Grated Cheese (Cheddar, Colby Jack, or Pepperjack) (8 oz)
  • 1 tsp Salt (Plus More to Taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper (Plus More to Taste)

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 small Roma Tomatoes (Diced)
  • 1 medium Avocado (Diced)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (Diced)
  • 3 sprigs Green Onion (Diced)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream


  • Using a sharp knife and a cutting board, dice chicken into 1/2 inch pieces. Also, dice onion finely.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chicken, onion, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and chicken base. Cook until the chicken is browned on the outside, but not cooked all the way through.
  • With the spatula, move the chicken to one side of the pan. In the empty side of the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the uncooked rice on top of the oil, and saute for 3-5 minutes until the rice grains begin to brown and smell nutty.
  • Add the tomatoes, black beans, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and water, and stir everything together. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the skillet, and cook the mixture until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, and sprinkle the cheese on top of the mixture. Cover the skillet once more, and let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Portion into individual bowls, and top with any of the optional ingredients, and serve!


Estimated Nutrition, Per Serving: Calories 379, Fat 15 g, Carbohydrate 26 g, Dietary Fiberg, Protein 34 g, Sodium 1128 mg
*Nutrition estimate does not include optional ingredients.
–Recipe adapted from No. 2 Pencil.