Deliciously Simple Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls {Gluten Free – Grain Free – Paleo Friendly}

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who never gets tired of Mexican food?!

Pretty sure I’m not

I mean I can’t possibly be?!

It’s so quick and easy to throw together, the flavors are light, fresh and insanely delicious and um . . . hello tacos?!!!!!

I know, I know we just had Cinco De Mayo last week and if you’re anything like me you totally ate your body weight in Mexican food over the weekend #iregretnothing but, I figure one can never have too many quick and easy Mexican inspired recipes up their sleeve now can they?!

Plus, when I shared a pic of the original version I made of this dish on Instagram over the weekend you guys were pretty vocal about the fact that you wanted the recipe, asap.

So here I am, bowing to the masses . . .

The things I do for you 😘😘😘

So, without further ado, allow me to present you with my ridiculously simple, yet insanely delicious, quick and easy DYI – grilled chicken burrito bowl.

Looking at these photos I can’t help but feel like they don’t really come close to doing this dish the justice it deserves.

As easy as they are to throw together and as humble as they look, believe me when I say they pack a serious flavor punch!

So many colors, so many flavors, so many textures, so much deliciousness your pretty little head my just explode!!!!!!!

Succulent, juicy, Mexican spiced chicken is pan seared served on a mountain of light a fluffy cilantro-lime cauliflower rice then topped with a light, fresh, tomato salsa, a few slices of avocado, a drizzle of the most amazing, creamy, dreamy, cilantro-lime crema and a few dashes of your fave hot sauce.

Hello flavor-town!!!! 😍😍😍

Not only are these quick and easy DIY burrito bowls super simple to throw together and “get out of town” delicious, they get bonus points in my book because they also happen to be naturally gluten free, grain free and paleo friendly , they come together in less than 30 minutes are 100% meal prep friendly so you can make a double, triple, quadruple batch ready to have on hand ready to grab and go for the busy week ahead, and they are happily devoured by the whole family!

Deliciously winning on so many levels

All natural, quick and easy, deliciously simple, seriously flavorful, grilled chicken burrito bowls . . .

It’s like a little Mexican fiesta in every single bite! β€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

Deliciously Simple, Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls
{Gluten Free – Grain Free – Paleo Friendly}

Makes 2 all natural, quick and easy, deliciously simple, seriously flavorful, grilled chicken burrito bowls

Ingredients –

For the chicken –

2 medium sized chicken breasts (could sub thighs if you prefer)

1 Tablespoon of Mexican seasoning

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

For the cilantro lime cauli-rce –Β 

3-4 cups of cauliflower, riced ( if you are unable to get pre-riced cauliflower it’s easy to make your own – just grate up cauliflower either using a trusty old box grater or process in your food processor for a couple of seconds. You could also sub regular rice or quinoa if you prefer)

1 teaspoon of coconut oil (or cooking fat of choice)

2 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro (coriander)

A squeeze of fresh lime juice (approx 1 teaspoon)

Salt and pepper to taste

For the cheats pico –

1/2 cup of baby tomatoes, diced

1 Tablespoon of finely chopped red/Spanish onion

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

For the cilantro lime crema –

1/4 cup coconut cream (could sub coconut or Greek style yogurt)

2 Tablespoons of cilantro (coriander)

1 teaspoon of lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

For serving –

1 large avocado, sliced

1 Jalapeno, sliced

A few shakes of your fave hot sauce

A handful of your fave plantain or tortilla chips

Method –

First let’s make the cilantro lime cream –

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until deliciously creamy and well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed then transfer into a small bowl, jug or mason jar and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Next up let’s make our quick and easy, cheats pico –

Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Place in the fridge until your ready to assemble your delicious little burrito bowl.

Now, onto the chicken –

1 – Sprinkle both sides of your chicken with Mexican seasoning and give it a nice little massage to make sure its nice and evenly (and thoroughly) coated.

2 – Place a fry pan over medium high heat, drizzle with a little coconut oil (or cooking fat of choice) and cook chicken for 3-4 minutes each side until deliciously golden and cooked through.

3 – Once your chicken is cooked, squeeze over your lime juice and transfer to a plate (or chopping) board, cover to keep warm and allow it to rest while you cook your “rice” then chop it up into bite size pieces to serve.

Lastly, let’s make our rice –

1 – Place a fry pan over medium-high heat, add coconut oil (or cooking fat of choice) andΒ  cauliflower rice and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally (do not over-stir or it will go mushy) until cooked through.

2 – Once your rice is cooked, add cilantro (coriander), lime juice and season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Build your bowl –

Divide cauli-rice between two serving dishes, add chicken, avocado, pico + a generous drizzle of our dreamy, cilantro lime cream, a little extra cilantro (coriander), some sliced jalapenos’, a few dashes of your fave hot sauce and crumble over your plantain (or tortilla) chips if desired.

Enjoy xo


Question of the day –

Are you a fellow Mexican food lover? What’s your favorite dish?

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Do it, do it You know you want to πŸ™‚


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