Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowls

I was in the mood for burritos so I made them.

Minus the wraps and in a bowl.

I actually prefer my burritos in a bowl so I can can load them up with veggies, avocado, black beans, cheese, and not have to worry about my wrap breaking. Plus I think they’re healthier this way.

It’s an easy recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights or a quick lunch.

The chicken is sautéed and coated with the new Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Salad Dressing®. It gives it so much flavor and helps the chicken stay tender and juicy.

There are four new Hidden Valley Ranch® flavors and the others include Honey BBQ, Sriracha, and Cilantro Lime. I think either the Sriracha or Cilantro Lime would also work great in the recipe. The new dressings and the ingredients you need for the recipe are available at Walmart and here is a coupon for the dressing for $0.75 off any 12 or 16 ounce bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch®.

The chicken is nestled in bowls alongside my favorite burrito fixings including Spanish rice (I used a convenience packet of pre-cooked rice to save time), black beans, tomatoes (or sub pico de gallo or red bell peppers), corn, topped with cheese, avocado, a squeeze of lime juice, and cilantro.

It’s a flexible recipe and if you prefer certain ingredients over others, add more of what you like, and omit what you don’t.

You’re going to love how much flavor and texture is packed into one bowl.

Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowls

I was in the mood for burritos so I made them. Minus the wraps and in a bowl. I prefer my burritos in a bowl so I can can load them up with veggies, avocado, black beans, cheese, and not have to worry about my wrap breaking and I think they’re healthier this way. It’s an easy recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights or a quick lunch. The chicken is tender, juicy, is nestled in bowls alongside my favorite burrito fixings. It’s a flexible recipe and if you prefer certain ingredients over others, add more of what you like, and omit what you don’t. You’re going to love how much flavor and texture is packed into one bowl.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • about 1.25 pounds thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Salad Dressing® (the Sriracha or Cilantro Lime dressings may be substituted)
  • two 8.8-ounce packets Spanish rice (or about 4 cups cooked rice; white or brown rice may be substituted), divided
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced small and divided (pico de gallo or red bell pepper may be substituted)
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, divided (from about one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups corn, divided (I used frozen)
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced thin; divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used queso fresco)
  • juice of 1 lime, divided
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, divided

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, chicken, evenly season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and lightly golden browned. Stir and flip intermittently to ensure all sides cook evenly. I used thin-sliced chicken breasts which cook quickly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken.
  2. Evenly drizzle the salad dressing over the chicken, stir to coat evenly, and cook for about 3 minutes or until dressing has thickened slightly. Remove chicken from skillet and equally divide it between 4 bowls.
  3. To each bowl, add rice, tomatoes, black beans, corn, top with avocado slices, cheese, lime juice, cilantro, and serve immediately. Bowls are best fresh but extra chicken will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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