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Monday, April 7, 2014

Recipe: Chicken Burrito Bowl

Healthy Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowl - Gluten free, low fat recipe

Loves, I have to admit.. lately when it comes to dinner I've been really really lazy. 

We've been so busy that once dinner time rolls around all I want to do is relax - so I whip up something as quick as humanly possible so that I can sit on my bum sooner ;P 

Luckily for me, I've come up with a few ridiculously quick and healthy weeknight dinners that taste really really good - so Jesse doesn't realise that I'm indeed being supremely lazy ;P 

Jesse loves mexican flavours and we always have rice cooked and ready to go in the fridge (usually it's brown, but this time SIL Mama had some white rice cooked up that I snatched ;P).

This chicken burrito bowl was actually a "use up what's in the fridge" meal as we were running pretty low on produce - but it totally worked and Jesse loved it! It can work with any vegetables or protein and is so simple to mix up and create a new dish every time.

I love all of the different colours and textures and it's even better when topped with creamy avocado or a dollop of plain greek yogurt or sour cream. Feel free to sprinkle on some cheese too, if you so desire!

As I said, this is often a "use up what's in the fridge"/lazy meal for as - and you can use whatever vegetables you have or love. Feel free to switch up the grains, we use whatever is leftover in the fridge, whether it be brown rice, white rice or quinoa and other grains. 

But let's get onto the recipe! >>>

Healthy Rice and Chicken Burrito Bowl - Gluten free, low fat recipe

Chicken Burrito Bowl serves 1, easily multiplied
 gluten free, low fat, clean eating friendly

1 serve cooked rice or grain of choice 
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small tomato, sliced into wedges 
1/2 capsicum/bell pepper, sliced into strips 
Ground cumin 
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Ground oregano 
Ground cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Other vegetables/ingredients you might like to use: corn, onion, beans, etc  

Now this is hardly a recipe as I never measure anything when cooking, so bear with me! 
Heat a grill pan or fry pan over a medium-high heat, spraying lightly with oil. 
Grill your vegetables until browned, flipping and grilling the other side. 
Meanwhile, cook your chicken in a small pan with the garlic, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper and cayenne. I just use a dash of each - but a little bit more cumin. 
Heat up your rice and place in a bowl or on a plate. 
Add on your grilled vegetables and cooked chicken, topping with avocado or Greek yogurt/sour cream if desired. 

But tell me, what cuisine do you like best? Italian? Mediterranean? Asian? Mexican? 
I have to say, I'm too much of a flavour mixer to like any one cuisine - I guess you could call my way of eating SIL Cuisine? :P 


  1. I have been making Mexican bowls like crazy the last few weeks! Just give me a huge bowl of salsa avocado greens veggies and black beans and I am a happy girl!
    Although my heart will always go to Indian cuisine ;)

  2. Kristy @ Southern In-LawApril 8, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Indian is the one cuisine I never got into - but that is probably due to a bad food poisoning experience when I was a kid!

  3. Kristy @ Southern In-LawApril 8, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I think it's because you have the extra satisfaction of using things up too! Haha ;P

  4. Mmmmmm I love simple bowls like this! And I think we're too similar, lol! I have a hard time choosing cuisine style. Hmmm....I'd have to say anything sushi and Mexican!!!!

  5. Erin @ The Almond EaterApril 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Oh my gosh this looks SO GOOD! I'm all about the "lazy" dinners haha unless I prep over the weekend but during the week I prefer anything and everything easy peasy.

  6. Kristy @ Southern In-LawApril 10, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Mexican I can always do - but I totally don't get the sushi thing. Mind you, I've only ever had sushi that I've tried to make - seaweed just doesn't do it for me ;P

  7. Kristy @ Southern In-LawApril 10, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Haha, lazy dinners are always the best! I never have the energy to slave over a stove ;P


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