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Better For You Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Nutrition Per Serving Includes: 3.5 oz. cooked chicken breast, ¼ recipe of rice, ¼ recipe of bean mix, ¼ cup of sauce and optional cheese garnish. Serves 4.

Better For You Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Whatever the occasion, this better-for-you take on the traditional burrito is an easy way to enjoy south of the border flavor guilt free! This is the same recipe that the bistroMD chefs prepare for thousands of bistroMD home delivery program members every week, so you can rest assured you're doing your body, and health, a favor.

Calories: 430
Net Carb: 30g
Protein: 34g

Ingredients You'll Need:

For the Chicken:

4, 4 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Any other of your favorite spices to season (optional)

Red Burrito Sauce: 

½ tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 tablespoon corn oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon masa flour
1/2 cup low sodium, chicken broth
½ cup tomato sauce
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ jalapeno pepper, diced
1 teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
Pinch of Sea Salt

Bowl Ingredients:

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 Lime, juiced
1 can (15 oz.) reduced sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
2 ears fresh corn OR 1 can (15 oz.) reduced sodium, organic corn kernels, rinsed and drained
1 cup bell pepper, any color(s), diced
1 cup fresh tomato, diced
1 tablespoon Cumin
¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
Jalapeno or other hot pepper, diced (optional)
Garnish (optional)
Reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese
Chopped Cilantro

Cooking Instructions:


1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Season chicken lightly on both sides with sea salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin or any other spices you prefer.

2) Place on a baking sheet and bake approximately 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

3) Allow to cool, and then shred the chicken with a fork.

Red Burrito Sauce:

1) In a medium skillet, heat the corn oil and unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and jalapeno and saute until onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.

2) Sprinkle the masa flour and whisk together. Allow to cook 2 minutes.

3) Gradually add the chicken broth; constantly whisk to ensure no clumps of flour.

4) Adjust heat to medium-low. Add tomato sauce, granulated garlic, lime juice, chili powder, paprika, oregano and pinch of sea salt. Stir together, cover, and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.

Burrito Bowl:

1) While the sauce is simmering, add lime juice and fresh chopped cilantro to the cooked brown rice and blend together.

2) Add the blacked beans, corn, bell pepper, tomato, cumin, garlic and jalapeno to a medium sized bowl and mix. 

3) Divide the rice into 4 portions. Divide the black bean and corn mixture into 4 portions..

To Assemble: 

Add a layer of ¼ of the rice to a bowl, top with ¼ of the bean and corn mixture. Add a shredded chicken breast and drizzle approximately ¼ cup of red burrito sauce over the entire dish. 

If desired, add 1 tablespoon of shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese and garnish with fresh cilantro.