Chicken Burrito Brown Rice Bowl – Gluten Free Recipe

by Sharon on May 15, 2016

This Chicken Burrito Bowl is a healthy, homemade version of the popular Chipotle’s dish. Light, crisp and bursting with fresh, natural flavour.

Copycat Burrito Bowl

OK, so after I share this ah-mazing Chili Lime Chicken Burrito Bowl, I swear I will put a cap in the Chipotle’s knock-off meals for a while. I went on such a Mexican food kick, what with all of the delicious fresh flavours and all, but I’m sure it will start to get boring and you guys like a bit of variety, I’m sure.

But, for now, indulge me one last time with this super yummy Burrito Bowl.

Copycat Burrito Bowl

This meal is a combination of  three Honour System recipes rolled into one. What a group effort! 😉

The base was my new favourite side dish –> Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Followed by —> the popular Chili Lime Chicken. This was from a-waaay back in 2013 and I’ve been making this chicken for years before that. Great hot, cold and in everything. Especially in this Burrito Bowl. Boom.

Copycat Burrito Bowl

Next up, some salsa. Can you believe I don’t have a salsa recipe on the Honour System? Confession time. I’ve never made salsa. Never. I buy Herdez salsa at Whole Foods and have forever. Perhaps its time for new copycat recipe?

Dollops of guac top the salsa. You pay extra for guac at Chipotles. I used my Easy Guacamole for One and it topped all four bowls.

Shred some romaine and sprinkle on a bit o’ cheese and you have yourself dinner.
Copycat Burrito Bowl

Enjoy friends!

Yields 4

Chicken Burrito Brown Rice Bowl - Gluten Free Recipe
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  • 4 cups cooked cilantro brown rice (link in post)
  • 2 large cooked chili lime chicken breasts (link in post or use whatever cooked chicken you have)
  • 1 small can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • other toppings:
  • salsa
  • guacamole (link in post) or sour cream
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • shredded cheese


  1. Pop the chicken in the oven to cook, if you don't already have cooked chicken
  2. Meanwhile, make the guac , and toss it in the fridge. Also, while the chicken cooks, you can make the cilantro rice.
  3. Get your toppings assembled: grate cheese, shred lettuce, spoon out a bowl of salsa, etc.
  4. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  5. I layer my plates/bowls in this order: rice, beans, chicken, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, cheese

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen May 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm
There's no such thing as too much Mexican food in my world - so I say keep the Mexican recipes coming! ;)
Sharon May 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm
Yay! Thanks Chelsea! Maybe I will. ;)
Karly May 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm
Is it lunchtime yet? Cuz after seeing this I cannot stop daydreaming. Looks amazing!
Sharon May 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Right?! I'm feeling the same looking at it too! :) Thanks Karly!
Esther June 16, 2016 at 11:57 am
Hi Sharon. Just stumbled on your blog and thought I say hello. Everything looks so amazing, I want to start cooking about 20 things right now.😄 You are so generous to share these beautiful recipes. Greetings from the UK. ☺️
Sharon June 17, 2016 at 11:18 am
Thank YOU Esther! Greetings right back. :) I appreciate the encouraging comment as my blogging has stagnated a bit in the last year after many changes in my personal life. I hope you love every thing you try!! Have a great weekend. :)

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