Friday, March 7, 2014

Chipotle Chicken Burrito or Rice Bowl

When we head south on holidays one of our favourite places to have lunch out is Chipotle. This is my copycat recipe of their Chicken Burrito. You can omit the wrap and serve it as a rice bowl. 

Spice Rub:
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 1 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 3 cups water
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  1. Combine rice, water, lime juice and salt in a pot. Cook according to directions on rice package.
  2. Once rice is cooked, stir in butter and cilantro.
  3. Set aside to keep warm.
Option: You can replace brown rice for the white or do some of both. 

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • spice rub (above)
  1. Rinse chicken under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  2. Cut into bit size pieces.
  3. Rub meat with oil and then coat with above spice rub.
  4. Heat a non stick pan and lightly coat with olive oil. Cook meat, stirring every few minutes until cooked through. This will only take about 6-8 minutes. 
  5. Set aside where it will keep warm.
Black Beans:
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  1. Drain and rinse beans. Stir in olive oil which will keep the beans from sticking when heating.
  2. Stir in spices and heat over low heat in a small pot, or heat in microwave. 
  3. Set aside to keep warm.
Pico de Galo:
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced fine
  • 1-2 tbsp cilantro, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a small serving bowl.
Extra fillings:
  • avocado slices or guacamole
  • canned corn
  • black olives
  • shredded lettuce
  • jalapeno peppers
  • cheddar cheese, or Mexican blend cheese
  • salsa or other hot sauce
  • chipotle pepper ....for those who like some real heat!
  • sour cream
  • flour tortilla shells, (the largest ones you can find work best to roll up all the filling)
To serve, let everyone fill their warmed flour tortilla with the fillings they like...and enjoy!


  1. awesome! you always have great recipes... thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh Kathy - I knew right away that this was one of your recipes! It sounds wonderful. Sounds like a great RVing recipe too!

  3. YUM! Making this for supper tonight! Keep up the good cooking and thank you!