Going to Chipotle is one of my favorite healthy cheats when I want to eat out. I can go there knowing that the food I am eating is fresh and healthy. But, as a college student, I don’t always want to spend money and eat out all the time. It’s a lot cheaper to cook my own dinners at home, so I decided to make my own Chipotle bowl and save myself the trip, and a little cash too.
This recipe can be super simple, easy and cheap to make. I bought the beans, diced tomatoes, and brown rice at the 99 cents store and on occasion they have fresh cilantro too. To save time, I baked some chicken breast over the weekend that I simply cut into squares for this recipe.
- 1 chicken breast, cut into cubs
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 can S&W Black Beans
- 1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro
- Himalayan Pink Salt and Pepper
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Sharp cheddar cheese (to sprinkle on top)
To get started we need to make our lime and cilantro brown rice. Pour 1 cup of brown rice into a pot and add two cups of water, as well as the lime juice. Bring water to a boil and add in some pink Himalayan salt (or any salt you have) to taste. Turn down heat to medium, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes until water is cooked out.
While your rice is cooking, open the can of black beans and pour them into a pan. Add in the tomatoes and green chilies and stir. Cube the already cooked chicken breast and add to the pan with the beans and tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and the red chili flakes. Turn the heat to low and let simmer for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the rice is done, squeeze some lime juice over it and add in your handful of fresh cilantro. Spoon some rice in a bowl and add your chicken, tomato and bean mixture on top. Sprinkle some sharp cheddar cheese on top and your homemade Chipotle bowl is complete!