As I sat down to make dinner the other night, I decided to pull a recipe from my "You need to try these recipes" folder and this one was sitting on top. This reminded me of Chipotle's Burrito Bowl so I thought; ok...I'll make it. It should be fast. This one came from one of my trusted favorites, Damn Delicious. After reading the ingredients, I decided to change a couple of things based on my personal preference. It turned out beautifully and passed the kid/hubby test!
This one can be eaten like a burrito bowl, but my son and husband wanted it wrapped in a tortilla and my daughter wanted hers in hard taco shells. Whatever way you decide to eat it, it tastes pretty damn delicious (pun intended)!!
Because you know my stance on protein, I added more chicken than what the recipe originally called for. This one is Gluten Free and your entire family will enjoy it! You've got your healthy carbs, protein and good fat in this dish! Eat it with a side salad and you are pretty balanced!
I made my homemade guacamole to go with this and MAN...that set it over the top! Check out that recipe here: Amanda's Homemade Guacamole
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cups instant white rice
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 teaspoons of lime zest
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken with cumin, garlic salt and some additional salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the large saucepan and cook until golden and done. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in vegetable broth, beans and corn. Bring to a boil; stir in rice and cover. Remove from heat.
Let stand 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Gently stir in the lime juice, lime zest and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately in a tortilla shell, in taco shells or eat it as a burrito bowl.
- Recipe source: inspired by Damn Delicious