Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl for #SundaySupper

When I saw that today's Sunday Super theme was all about sharing recipes great for packing lunches and meals on the go, I knew j.u.s.t. the dish I would share with you all!

You see, even though I have gotten more into habit of meal planning this year,  I still have to make  myself do the work. If not, I'll eat out every single day for lunch; I'm not even kidding. I mean who wants to cook and clean every day, after work. I just want to eat and enjoy, and then be on my way. Thankyouverymuch.

But since I am the personal "chef" at Casa de Crews {and coincidentally the maid, but I digress}, no one is cooking for us, except yours truly, and with Jason in school, I have to get creative in advance since we're both always on the run.

Usually, in our weekly rotation, I make a bulk amount of prepped salad, brown rice, or pasta, and chicken breasts. I'll usually add one or two other big staples and these generally serve as lunch and dinner, so we can just grab and go.

Lately, my fave protein is ground chicken. It is a buck cheaper than ground turkey at my grocery store, and 30 calories less per serving. I like a good deal, and so I began to experiment. I had all the ingredients for a burrito or taco, sans a tortilla, and not quite enough veggies for a decent salad. I did however, have a batch of brown rice, a can of black beans in the pantry, an avocado that had to be used, and so a star was born. And then promptly inhaled. This tasty lunch almost makes up for the fact that I only get thirty minutes for my lunch, Monday-Friday. I said, almost.

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl
{serves 4}


chicken mixture:
16 oz package ground chicken
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon garlic salt, or 1 garlic clove, fresh
non-stick cooking spray

2 cups brown rice
1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and heated
1 cup shredded cheese
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

optional garnish:
sour cream
salsa, or pico

To make:

Season chicken with cumin, coriander, and garlic salt. Heat a non-stick skillet and spray. Add chicken to hot skillet and brown. Once brown, add salsa and mix with chicken.

Assemble bowl with brown rice, black beans, and cilantro. Mix well. Add ground chicken mixture and top with cheese and any additional garnish, desired.

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  1. Hi Nicole! I've never thought of using ground chicken? Always ground beef, turkey, or pork. This is a perfect way to enjoy lunch without having to 'eat out '!

    1. Hi Roz! I had always ever used ground beef or turkey, myself so when I started to use chicken, I was surprised at how GOOD it was!

  2. Hi Nicole! I've never thought of using ground chicken? Always ground beef, turkey, or pork. This is a perfect way to enjoy lunch without having to 'eat out '!

  3. that sounds delicious! I may have to make that this week, quick and easy is always the best kind!

  4. That sounds yummy. I didn't realize ground chicken was healthier and cheaper. Come make it for me? I'm too lazy to move right now.

  5. Oh, my...what an amazing lunch idea! What a delicious topping for brown rice...healthy and irresistible!!

  6. I love ground chicken and use it all the time.Your Burrito bowl seems like a great idea and packed with so much flavor and texture!Will definitely be adding it to my lunch list :)

  7. I could eat this for dinner, breakfast AND lunch the next day, so I'm thinking, Double the recipe, right? And it seems like it's pretty healthy too. This one's a keeper, Nichole! Pinned on my Recipes to Try board!

    1. Enjoy, Stacy! Let me know what you think :)

  8. These burrito bowls look so delicious and healthy!! A fantastic lunch for sure!