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Meal Prep Burrito Bowl

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

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A deliciously simple meal prep burrito bowl made with ground chicken, quinoa, sauteed veggies, and your favorite burrito-inspired toppings.
Course Lunch, Lunch & Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken burrito bowl, chicken burrito bowl recipe, homemade burrito bowl, how to make a burrito bowl, meal prep burrito bowl
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2 people
Calories 419

Ingredients

Meal Prep Burrito Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (or rice)
  • 6-8 oz cooked ground chicken (~1½ cups or more, to taste)
  • drizzle of oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • ½ cup salsa

Topping Ideas

  • lime wedges
  • avocado sliced
  • jalapeños sliced
  • cherry tomatoes chopped
  • fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

On Meal Prep Day:

  • Cook quinoa( or rice) over the stove.
  • Separately, cook ground chicken with simple seasonings (i.e., salt & pepper).
  • Allow components to cool, then transfer to separate airtight containers and store in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  • Chop onion if desired and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Wait to chop bell pepper until the day of eating.

On the Day of Eating:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper for 1-2 minutes, until tender.
  • Add cooked ground chicken to heat through. Season to taste with taco seasoning, then stir in salsa.
  • Remove from heat and assemble burrito bowls.
  • Reheat quinoa in bowls, then add taco chicken mixture and any desired toppings. Serve and enjoy!

For a Fully Prepped Meal on Prep Day:

  • Cook quinoa and ground chicken.
  • Saute veggies in oil in a pan, then add cooked ground chicken. Season to taste with taco seasoning and salsa.
  • Store quinoa and chicken mixture in separate containers. Or, portion and assemble everything into individual meals that are ready to reheat and eat.
  • Store in airtight containers in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g