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assembled chipotle chicken burrito bowl topped with cilantro and avocado.
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Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls [VIDEO]

These Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls are the perfect easy dinner or meal prep option! They're made with Mexican spiced cauliflower rice topped with juicy chipotle chicken, pico de gallo, fajita veggies, and a homemade chipotle crema.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lexi


Wet Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

Pico De Gallo:

  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 ripe tomatos diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 lime juiced

Sautéed Peppers and Onions:

  • Oil of choice
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 onion sliced

Mexican Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 12- ounce bag cauliflower rice or one head cauliflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Scallions sliced for garnish

Chipotle Crema:

  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime squeezed more to taste


  • 1. Pat chicken dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a bowl and add the rest of the wet rub ingredients. Mix until chicken is well coated in the spice rub.
  • 2. Grill chicken for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until chicken is opaque and fully cooked through. If using a grill pan, cover the pan during the cooking process to make sure the chicken cooks through.
  • 3. While chicken is on the grill, prepare the cauliflower rice. Heat a medium skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add in cauli rice and the rest of the ingredients and saute for 5-8 minutes, until the cauliflower is cooked through. Take off heat and set aside. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • 4. Once chicken is cooked through, let cool, dice and set aside until ready to eat.
  • 5. In a separate medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Add in sliced onions and peppers. Saute until onions begin to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
  • 6. Add pico de gallo ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside until ready to eat. 7. Add chipotle crema ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. 8. Assemble bowl: Place cauliflower rice on the bottom, top with grilled chicken, sauted onions and peppers, black beans if using, pico de gallo, scallions, and a drizzle of chipotle crema.


This is a great meal prep item! Prep all of the ingredients the day before, and then simple assemble the bowl when ready to eat! Simply omit beans and cheese for whole30!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.3g | Protein: 37.8g | Fat: 22.7g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 532mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 10.7g