Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center Recipe of the Month – Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Batch cook this balanced burrito bowl for an easy and healthy meal prep! Feel free to add avocado, sour cream, or corn tortilla strips!

Yield: 4 ServingsBurrito Bowl Meal Prep Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (~1 pound)
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free taco seasoning
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Place the chicken, peppers, and onions onto the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning.
  5. Sprinkle remaining tablespoon of the taco seasoning evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts.
  6. Top each chicken breast with ¼ cup of salsa.
  7. Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° (about 45 minutes).
  8. Rest chicken for 10 minutes before slicing into strips.
  9. Divide rice evenly among 4 food storage containers. Top each with a scoop of black beans, sliced chicken, additional salsa, cheese, cooked bell peppers, and onions.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro, tomato, and a lime wedge.
  11. Enjoy day 1 of meal prep while it’s hot! Leftovers can be kept refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving:

Calories – 630

Total Fat – 17 g

Saturated Fat – 4.5 g

Cholesterol – 100 mg

Sugars – 9 g

Protein – 48 g

Total Carbohydrates – 67 g

Dietary Fiber – 13 g

Sodium – 739 mg

Added Sugars – 0 g

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