Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls Recipe

Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls Recipe

How To Make Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls

These quinoa burrito bowls are a lighter version of a Mexican-inspired dish. It has seasoned chicken, guacamole, corn, tomatoes, and many others!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Burrito Bowl:

  • 2cupsquinoa,cooked
  • 1batchchicken,taco-seasoned
  • 1batchveggies,sautéed
  • 1batchcorn salsa
  • cupguacamole
  • ¼cupcotija cheese,crumbled or any preferred cheese
  • lime wedges,for serving

For Taco-Seasoned Chicken:

  • 2chicken breasts,small, boneless, skinless, pounded to even thickness
  • 4tspOld El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1tbspolive oil

For Sautéed Veggie:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1red bell pepper,small , stem and core removed then thinly sliced
  • red onion,half of a small, peeled then thinly sliced

For Corn Salsa:

  • 15ozwhole kernel corn,drained
  • ¼cupred onion,finely-diced
  • 2tbspcilantro,finely-chopped
  • 1tbsplime juice


  1. Rub 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning evenly over each chicken breast (on both sides).

  2. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add chicken breasts and cook for about 5 minutes per side, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer translucent.  Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes.  Then cut into bite-sized cubes.

  3. Return the same sauté pan to the heat and add the oil.  Heat over medium-high heat, then add peppers and onions.  Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the veggies are cooked and softened.  Remove from heat.

  4. Toss all ingredients together until combined.

  5. Portion quinoa evenly between two serving bowls, spreading it out so that it covers the bottom of the bowls.  Divide the chicken, peppers and onions, corn salsa and guacamole evenly between the two bowls, and add them on top of the quinoa.  Sprinkle each bowl with some crumbled cheese.  

  6. Serve immediately, garnishing each bowl with a lime wedge if desired.


  • Calories: 2772.06kcal
  • Fat: 152.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 36.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 58.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 31.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 165.03g
  • Fiber: 18.87g
  • Sugar: 17.73g
  • Protein: 185.57g
  • Cholesterol: 576.36mg
  • Sodium: 1549.74mg
  • Calcium: 304.04mg
  • Potassium: 3737.16mg
  • Iron: 16.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 441.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 106.62mg
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