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Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls

Burrito Bowls from the comfort of your own home that taste even better than Chipotle.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


Chipotle Chicken

  • 2 lbs Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • salt and pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro

Fire-roasted Corn Salsa

  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Salt to taste

Mild Tomato Salsa

  • 6 roma tomatoes, diced and seeds removed
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt to taste


Chipotle Chicken

  • Toss chicken in olive oil, then toss in spices to ensure it is evenly coated. Let sit for 30 min - 1 hour.
  • Grill chicken on medium-high heat on grill pan or outdoors until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165. Allow the chicken to get slightly charred on both sides.

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Combine water, rice, butter, salt, and garlic in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  • After the rice has cooled slightly, toss in lime juice and cilantro.

Fire-Roasted Corn Salsa

  • Shuck corn and remove silk.
  • Place corn on open flame of a gas stove, on high heat of a grill, or on a grill pan.
  • Rotate corn so that all sides are roasted. Remove from heat and cut the kernels off the cob.
  • Toss corn with other ingredients.

Mild Tomato Salsa

  • Combine all ingredients.


  • Serve all ingredients with extra cilantro and lime on the side. I like to keep all components separately and allow people to build their own burrito bowls. Can also be served on top of lettuce for salad or on mini tortillas.
Keyword burrito, chicken, chipotle, rice