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Chipotle Chicken Bowl Recipe (VIDEO)

# Chipotle Chicken Bowl Recipe (VIDEO)

This homemade **Chipotle Chicken Bowl** **Recipe** is packed with delicious grilled chicken and all the toppings you love in a burrito bowl. It’s a perfect meal for the summer.

You can make your own Homemade Pico De Gallo Recipe instead of the salsa shown, or even add some authentic guacamole for a fresh twist!

## Recipe Details

If you’re a fan of Chipotle, then this recipe is just for you! This Chipotle Chicken Bowl is incredibly tasty. The grilled chicken is so good that you could enjoy it on its own because it’s that delicious!

– **TASTE**: The chicken in this recipe is smoky, savory, and spicy, thanks to the adobo sauce that gives it a deliciously smoky heat.
– **TEXTURE**: Tender, juicy chicken paired with fluffy rice, creamy sour cream, avocado, and refreshing salsa make this Chipotle Chicken Bowl truly delightful.
– **TIME**: It takes 30 minutes to prepare and 3 hours to marinate.
– **EASE**: This recipe is simple to put together with basic ingredients and a quick cooking time.

## What You’ll Need

![Ingredients for Chipotle Chicken Bowl: cumin, salt, avocado, garlic, adobo peppers, black beans, sour cream, brown rice, lettuce, salsa, olive oil, and chicken thighs.](

## Ingredient Notes

– **Boneless skinless chicken thighs**: Chicken breast can be used for a leaner option.
– **Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce**: Can usually be found in the ethnic foods aisle in a can.
– **Cumin**: A crucial spice for this recipe.
– **Garlic cloves**: Adds fantastic aromatic flavors to the juicy chicken.
– **Olive oil**: Prevents the chicken from sticking to the grill.

## Add-ins and Substitutions

– **Add vegetables**: Enhance your bowls with fresh avocado, lettuce, fajita vegetables, onion, or guacamole.
– **Substitute the chicken**: Use chicken breasts, ground beef, steak, or pork.
– **Add sauces**: Top with salsa, pico de gallo, corn salsa, Mexican roasted salsa, sour cream, or salsa verde.
– **Substitute the rice**: Use cooked brown rice, cilantro-lime rice, wild rice, or plain white rice.

## How to Make Chipotle Chicken Bowls

1. **Marinate the chicken**: In a bowl, combine the chicken thighs, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cumin, pressed garlic, salt, and olive oil. Marinate in the fridge for a few hours.
2. **Cook the chicken**: Grill the marinated chicken for 3-4 minutes per side on medium-high heat.
3. **Assembly**: Let the chicken rest, then chop it into pieces and serve with your favorite burrito toppings.

*Pro Tip:* Allow the meat to rest before serving to ensure juicy chicken.

![Steps for making Chipotle Chicken Bowl: grill the chicken and then let it rest before cutting it.](

## Recipe Tips

– **Pat the chicken thighs dry**: Dry them with paper towels to ensure the marinade sticks.
– **Marinate for at least 2 hours**: Longer marination enhances flavor and moisture.
– **Check doneness**: Use a meat thermometer to verify the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

## FAQs

– **How far ahead of time can you make it?** The chicken and rice can be prepared up to 4 days in advance and stored in the fridge.
– **How do I keep my chicken moist?** Marinate for at least 2 hours, avoid overcooking, use a meat thermometer, let the chicken rest, and reabsorb the juices before cutting.

Chipotle Chicken Bowl with chicken, sour cream, avocado, black beans, brown rice, salsa, and lettuce.

Serving Suggestions

This Chipotle Chicken Bowl is packed with flavor and incredibly tasty. It pairs well with salads, sides, or meats, and is perfect when followed by a delightful dessert.

  • Meats: Enjoy this delightful dish with Grilled BBQ Meatballs, BBQ Chicken Wings, Smoked Ribs, and Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Sauce.
  • Salad: It complements perfectly with cold salads like Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad, Avocado Corn Salad, Cucumber Radish Salad, or Tomato Garlic Salad.
  • Sides: Pair it with Potato Salad with Baked Salmon, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, coleslaw, or macaroni salad.
  • Desserts: Conclude your meal with a delectable dessert such as Fruit Pizza, Lemon Pound Cake (VIDEO), Strawberry Bundt Cake, or Blueberry Pie.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Make ahead: If you’re short on time when preparing these burrito bowls, marinate the chicken the night before. Grill the chicken and cook the brown rice when ready.

Storing: Store any leftovers with the chicken separate from the fresh vegetables. Place the chopped chipotle chicken in an airtight container, which should stay fresh up to 4 days. When reheating, warm the chicken in a skillet with a bit of olive oil until heated through, or microwave just the chicken and rice.

Freeze: Freeze the chicken in a freezer-safe container once completely cooled for up to 3 months.

More Tasty Chicken Dishes!

  • Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Thighs
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce
  • Easy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
  • Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Watch a video on how to make it

Full Recipe Instructions


Chipotle Chicken Bowl Recipe

This Homemade Chipotle Chicken Bowl is loaded with juicy grilled chicken and all of your favorite burrito bowl toppings. It’s such a perfect summer meal.

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Details about the recipe:
– Course: Main Course
– Cuisine: Mexican
– Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinate time: 3 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Dina


  • 3 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 7 oz chipotle peppers in adobo sauce roughly chopped
  • 1 tso cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

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