Recently healthier Mexican food stands have been popping up around Los Angeles to wild reception. With authentic salsas, perfectly spiced meats, and even aquas frescas. Mexican-inspired dishes can be made healthier and stay just as tasty. The fresh flavors and wholesome ingredients in this Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl make an ideal quickly made lunch or an excellent dish to meal prep.
Make your own healthy Mexican-inspired chicken burrito bowl with cilantro-lime rice and all the trimmings. This recipe uses black beans, but you can substitute pinto beans if you prefer. With fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime, and creamy Greek yogurt on top of crisp romaine lettuce, no other dressing is needed.
Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl
With black beans, fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime, and creamy Greek yogurt on top of crisp romaine lettuce this Chicken Burrito Bowl is an excellent lunch.
- 2 cups cooked brown rice warm
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 cup cooked black beans warm
- 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken breast warm
- ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
- ½ medium avocado sliced
- 4 Tbsp low-fat plain yogurt
Combine rice, lime juice, and cilantro in a medium bowl; mix well.
Evenly divide lettuce between 4 serving bowls.
Top evenly with rice mixture, beans, chicken, cheese, salsa, and avocado.
Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp. of yogurt; serve immediately.
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