Meal Prep Burrito Bowls Recipe

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Lewis Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: October 13, 2021
Meal Prep Burrito Bowls Recipe

How To Make Meal Prep Burrito Bowls

For this low-carb meal prep, we are adding tender grilled chicken, cilantro-spiced rice, salsa, and beans all combined together into burrito bowls.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 50 minutes


For Chicken:

  • ¼lbschicken breastsboneless, skinless
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • â…“cuplime juice
  • 1tsphoney
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcuminground
  • 2garlic clovesminced
  • ¼cupwater
  • 1½tspsmoked paprika
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 2tspchili powder

For Cilantro Lime Rice:

  • 3cupscooked ricebrown or white, or you can use quinoa
  • â…“cupcilantro leaveschopped
  • 1limejuice
  • salt and pepperto taste

Remaining burrito bowl ingredients:

  • 15ozblack beans1 can, drained and rinsed, thawed from frozen or canned
  • 1cupcorn kernels
  • 1cupsalsafresh


  1. To prepare the marinade, pour the lime juice, olive oil, and water into a large resealable bag. Add the garlic, honey, salt, cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, and chili powder.

  2. Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal, and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

  3. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

  4. Chop the cooked chicken into bite sized pieces.

  5. Place the rice or quinoa in a large bowl; add the cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat the rice evenly.

  6. Divide the rice between 4 meal prep containers. Arrange the chicken, beans, corn and salsa on top. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to heat and serve.


  • Calories: 779.67kcal
  • Fat: 19.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 121.12g
  • Fiber: 20.86g
  • Sugar: 8.40g
  • Protein: 35.19g
  • Cholesterol: 18.14mg
  • Sodium: 994.06mg
  • Calcium: 195.56mg
  • Potassium: 2089.05mg
  • Iron: 8.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 73.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.16mg
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