If you haven’t already noticed, I love Mexican food! Growing up in Northern CA, I was more of a burrito girl. Now that I’m down south, tacos have become my staple. We literally eat tacos once a week. If it were up to my husband, it would be every day, for every meal.
Are tacos and burritos good for weight loss? That’s a hard NO! Which is why I love burrito bowls! You get lots of protein, and yummy flavors, without all the carbs and fat from the tortillas.
This recipe uses my crock pot chicken. You just throw in 2 chicken breasts, along with some veggies and spices into the crock pot, and 6 hours later you have some deliciously tender chicken that you can use for tacos, enchiladas, salads or….burrito bowls!
For the chicken, place 2 chicken breasts in the crock pot. Then season with cumin, salt and paprika. You can also season with taco seasoning if you have that on hand. Now top with the julienned onion, bell pepper (green and red are my favorite), diced tomato and jalepeno, and then a little bit of hot sauce. I put on low for 6 hours, or you can also do high for 4 hours. Once the chicken is finished, you can shred it with a fork, and mix it all together.
Now we’re going to make cilantro lime rice. Sounds more difficult than it is, but it couldn’t be easier. I love this frozen Trader Joe’s brown rice. I always have it on hand. But you can use whatever rice, or grain of you like.
So start with whatever rice you choose. Then you simply just squeeze a lime and add chopped cilantro to taste. Simple!
Then chop up some lettuce and avocado, and drain a can of black beans, and rinse off. You can serve the black beans cold, or you can heat up on the stove.
Now that all the ingredients are ready, I place the rice on the bottom, lettuce, black beans, and then chicken. I sprinkle with some cheese (optional), cilantro, avocado and hot sauce (optional).
*Let’s talk hot sauce for a moment, because they are all not created equal. The Pepper Plant makes the BEST hot sauce! Just trust me, it’s amazing. You can eat it like salsa…it’s that good. We buy it by the 1/2 gallon.
I love making this for dinner, and then having leftovers for lunch. You can also easily meal prep this for a few lunches.
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