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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl recipe is even better than takeout and just as fast. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthy dinner.


4 burrito bowls

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 1tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 2cups cooked quinoa
  • 2cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1cup canned pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/4cup prepared pico de gallo or other salsa
  • 1/4cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine chipotles, oil, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl.
  3. Oil the grill rack or a rimmed baking sheet, if broiling. Season chicken with salt. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes or broil it on the prepared baking sheet for 9 minutes. Turn, brush with the chipotle glaze and continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 3 to 5 minutes more on the grill or 9 minutes more under the broiler. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  4. Assemble each burrito bowl with 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 cup lettuce, 1/4 cup beans, 1/4 avocado, 1 tablespoon pico de gallo (or other salsa) and 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve with a lime wedge.


Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 burrito bowls)

Calories 452kcal
Carbohydrate Total 36g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 9g
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 4g
Mono Saturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 462mg
Protein 36g
Potassium 995mg
Calcium 111mg
Folate 160mcg
Omega-6 3g
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 12mg

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