Whenever I make a tasty Mexican style meat like chicken carnitas I like to make extra to ensure leftovers for things like quesadillas and burrito bowls! Burrito bowls are essentially burritos that are served in bowls minus the tortillas and they are super easy to make! Typically a burrito bowl will start off with rice, but a lighter alternative is a cauliflower rice, followed by beans, vegetables like lettuce and tomatoes, and then finished off with things like guacamole, sour cream, salsa and cheese. Although you can go overboard filling out a burrito bowl it is pretty easy to keep them nice and light, healthy and satisfying and this burrito bowl does it with style! Forget waiting for leftovers! I am going to make another batch of chicken carnitas for more burrito bowls now!
Just look at that bowl full of goodness!
Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Healthy chicken carnitas burrito bowls with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, bean, tomatoes and guacamole.
- 6 cups lettuce
- 1 pound chicken carnitas
- 2 cups cilantro lime cauliflower rice
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup guacamole
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- salsa to taste (I like a salsa verde here)
- Assemble the burrito bowls as desired and enjoy!
Option: Use your favourite Mexican style meat or even simple shredded chicken in these burrito bowls.
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We Are Not Martha says
Beautiful photos!! And cauliflower rice is SUCH a good idea!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
This is a perfect complete meal in one beautiful bowl!
Matt Horbund - @mmwine says
I love the delicious but healthy spin on Mexican food. Of course, I'd have to pair with it with a nice, crisp white wine. My Sommelier sense says "Albarino" from Rias Baixas, Spain!
Couscous marocain says
Thanks for these wonderful ideas of kitchen that you share with us.Keep sharing!
Pamela Luna says
This recipe would also match well with nachos.
Pamela Luna: The ingredients in this would make for some really nice nachos!
Sara C's it - @saracsit says
Made this last night, was great and light!! Yummy goodness. Thank you!
Jack Jensen says
Thanks for the recipe(s)! Fyi, though, your site causes huge cpu and memory issues, at least in chrome. which is usually a lot better than FF. Caused by flash, I'm thinking.
My husband and I had this for dinner tonight, and it was SO delicious! We LOVED it! I made your homemade salsa verde–so easy and good. Loved that the chicken was easy to do, and could get it started early and let it sit in the crockpot all day. We added cotija to our bowls, which was our only addition. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers! Your recipes are always amazing! Thank you!