Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This Chipotle’s chicken burrito bowl made with marinated chicken, sweet corn and beans is my own homemade version of a favorite – made even healthier by using cauliflower rice instead of normal rice.  Add your favorite toppings like guacamole, salsa or shredded cheese and you’re set for an extra delicious meal! Naturally gluten free. 

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #glutenfree #cleaneating #mexican

Have I told you the story of this summer of 2011 I spent in Philadelphia and discovered Chipotle Mexican Grill?! My life was forever changed. And I’m only exaggerating at little. At the time, I was still living in France (because hey! I’m French! did you know?) and Mexican food wasn’t and still isn’t super common there – it’s not rare either but it’s nowhere near as popular as it is in the US.

Anyways! I was living on the Penn Campus, right next to a Chipotle restaurant and discovered the beauty of burritos. It was love at first bite. After that, I couldn’t tell you how many times I ate there during my stay – I just couldn’t get enough. I 100% credit Chipotle for making me discover Mexican food (or the American version of it at least!) and I’m grateful they did because holly molly, that stuff is delicious!

Now, Chipotle has arrived in Paris…but I no longer live there – and I’ve learned how to make delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes in my own kitchen anyway!

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #glutenfree #cleaneating #mexican

This chicken burrito bowl is my own homemade version of a favorite. The whole bowl is a nutritional powerhouse, packing 34 grams of proteins and 8 grams of fiber for only 372 calories per serving. Thanks to the beans and the chicken, you’ll stay full for long, without feeling heavy like after a big meal. Swapping the rice for cauliflower rice not only lowers the carbs, it also adds bonus veggies without compromising on the flavor.

This recipe is pretty forgiving. You can pick and choose your favorite toppings (just like you would at Chipotle’s ????), use different kinds of beans, adjust the spices for the meat marinade and…no one will judge you if you decide to eat “normal” rice instead of cauli-rice! Enjoy! 🙂

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #glutenfree #cleaneating #mexican

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #glutenfree #cleaneating #mexican
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Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This Chipotle's chicken burrito bowl made with marinated chicken, sweet corn and beans is my own homemade version of a favorite – made even healthier by using cauliflower rice instead of normal rice.  Add your favorite toppings like guacamole, salsa or shredded cheese and you're set for an extra delicious meal! Naturally gluten free. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half length wise – (about 2 breasts)

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice:

  • 2 lb. cauliflower cut into chunks (or about 4 cups cauliflower rice)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Sweet Corn & Beans:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 15oz. can pinto beans or black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Dash of cayenne optional
  • Pinch of sea salt

Additional toppings:

  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack optional
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

MAKE MARINADE:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together garlic, chili, paprika, oregano, cumin, lime and salt. Add chicken and toss well to coat. Let marinate for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Prep the rest of the ingredients while the chicken marinates.

MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE:

  1. In a food processor, add grater attachment. Working in batches, add cauliflower and process until all cauliflower is riced. In extra large skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat. Add caulirice & sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, or until tender and softened. Add to a large mixing bowl, then stir in lime juice, cilantro and salt. Set aside.

FOR SWEET CORN & BEANS:

  1. Wipe out same pan used for the cauliflower rice. Add olive oil over medium high heat. Add corn, beans, lime, cayenne and salt. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until mixture begins to brown & char. Add to a mixing bowl and set aside.

MAKE CHICKEN:

  1. In the same large skillet, add chicken and remaining marinade over medium high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked throughout. Remove from heat. Slice on a cutting board.

ASSEMBLE BOWLS:

  1. Divide caulirice, sweet corn & beans, and chicken evenly between four bowls. Then, top evenly with guacamole, salsa/pico de gallo, pepper jack if using, cilantro and season to taste. Add lime wedges and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4th))
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1384mg 58%
Potassium 1405mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 9g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 27.9%
Vitamin C 149.6%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Comments
  1. I love Chipotle too!! Have never made cauliflower rice but these flavors are right up my alley so this sounds like the perfect recipe to try it out!

  2. I love a make-it-at-home takeout recipe! My husband always gets Chipotle’s burrito bowls (I’m a sucker for those crunchy tacos. Eh!) I need to make this for him for dinner some night! I’m pescetarian, so I think I’ll throw salmon onto mine. These bowls are perfection.

  3. Here in Spain mexican food is not as popular as in the US also, but Chipotle is a great place to eat, I used to eat there when I was in California. These chicken burrito bowls sound amazing, I so love the pictures…thank you for sharing this recipe

    1. Thanks so much Albert! I know Mexican food isn’t big in Spain either but OMG you guys have the best food ever. I spent a month in Sevilla a few months ago and each meal was better than the previous one! SO delicious! Loved my trip there a lot 🙂

  4. This is delicious! And healthy. Cauliflower rice tastes just like rice, no hint of cauliflower. This was a great meal, the whole family enjoys it. And so easy to prepare. Thanks for the recipe!

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