Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice Ever since my husband started medical school, he’s been very cautious about us eating healthier. After moving to Philadelphia and discovering a Chipotle nearby, it became our go-to place for “fast food”. It’s so much healthier, tastier, and fresher than any other fast food place I can think of. Once you try it once you seriously become hooked!

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

 After eating like a million burrito bowls I decided to start making it at home. It soon became a family favorite and now I find myself making it every week. When you are a food blogger and you make something even twice, you know it’s good! My husband usually opts in for the steak version and I usually go for the chicken. This recipe works well for any cut of meat you have.

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

I love veggies so I add a whole bunch of just about everything. I used red, yellow, and orange-red bell peppers, tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, cilantro, and scallions. If your the type of person that doesn’t like veggies so much, you can play around with the combination to suit your taste. Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Recently I started preparing a big batch of everything (marinated chicken, cooked rice, diced salad) and leaving it in the fridge. Whenever we are hungry I just throw some chicken on the grill and arrange it on some rice and top with the salad. It’s a great way for moms to prepare a healthier meal.

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

4.39 from 26 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Layla


For the Chicken Marinade

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Halves
  • 1/2 a Lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 packet taco spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste optional

For the Rice

  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 lime
  • bunch of cilantro

For the Burrito Salad

  • 3/4 cup sliced bell peppers any color combo
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup of canned corn
  • 1/2 cup of canned black beans
  • 1 cup chopped Romain lettuce
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • small bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Wash rice in a large bowl under cold water for 2-5 minutes until the water runs clear. Soak for at least 5 minutes. Boil 3.5 cups of water in a large saucepan, pour rice and let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes or until the water has dried into the rice and the rice is soft. Place 2 tablespoons of butter on the rice to melt with the heat off, Cover and set aside.The cilantro and lime will be added later before serving.

  • In a medium bowl Mix the halved chicken breast with the olive oil, tomato paste, taco spice mix. Squeeze half of a lime into the mixture and mix. Cover the chicken and allow to marinate in the fridge for anywhere from 15 minutes-3 days.
  • Heat a grill, griddle or pan over medium-high heat, place chicken on grilled and cook for 5 minutes on each side. remove from heat and set aside.

  • While the chicken is on the grill, chop all of the veggies and salad.
  • After the chicken has finished cooking and the rice is ready, In a medium bowl toss the rice with minced cilantro, salt and the juice of half a lime. Spoon the rice into bowls, top with salad mixture (beans, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, cilantro). Place chicken on top and top with 1 teaspoon of sour cream and chopped scallions.
  • Enjoy cold or warm!

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice


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    Carama Robinson

    This was excellent, we will make it again.

    Ariana Sullivan

    Wow! That is the ultimate comfort food. I haven’t had chipotle chicken in a long time. I think I’ll be making this soon. My heart goes out to you. Thanks!

    Latoya Stewart

    I made this with a few changes aNd even the kids was impressed


    Hi. Making this soon and never made rice the way you do. Do you cover the rice while it is boiling for the 10 mins?

    Thank you.

    Lani Sigel

    I didn’t feel like going to the good ol Chipotle tonight for dinner for 2 Adults – so I went to the grocery store instead and bought all the main ingredients, plus avocado. Some differences were that I used ‘Ortega Taco Seasoning’ instead, since I have a big jar handy already. I bought thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breast halves and used 7 for this recipe. My chicken breasts sat in a double freezer bag in the fridge for a few hours before cooking. SO good. I diced them before serving.

    I bought Organic Long Grain rice at Vons, the instructions are so easy. I am used to boiling water first, then inserting rice, then after cooked and cooling added the butter. One thing I noticed was it says ‘lemon’ in the rice instructions, and ‘lime’ in your post cooking/ serving instructions. Either way, I used both citruses. Yum. This was worth the wait, I bought more than needed so I’ll have some tomorrow and maybe even the next day. Truthfully, I scrolled down to the recipe itself first before reading your story insert. I was impressed by the recipe and instructions how easy it was. Then I scrolled up and read the story behind your dish. Anyway, Love this recipe, way better than Chipotle! Thanks for sharing!


      I find myself in the same position as you all the time, Lani. Debating if I should go grab chipotle for the millionth time or make my own and honestly, homemade is always better and much more flavorful! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the dish and thanks for all the tips 🙂