How to Make Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

 

Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls
Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls a great solution for a weeknight dinner or a simple Sunday recipe to make sure you have a great option for weekday lunches.

Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

Do you just love the burrito bowls that you can get at Chipotle and other restaurants? I do! I’d eat them everyday except for three things. 1) The serving sizes are way to big 2) I barely have time to eat lunch much less go out and get it 3) At $8-$10 a piece it can be quite a hit to our budget.

Hence the quest to create a burrito bowl that would be a great meal on any night or provide 4-5  days of lunches to take to work. I made these on a Sunday and it gave me one bowl to eat and four lunches to take to work. Try these burrito bowls for a tasty meal or a week’s worth of lunches.

Ingredients Needed

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Canned black beans
Canned corn
Tomato
Green Rice (or plain rice if you aren’t into spicy)
Jalapeno
Red Onion
Cilantro
Chili Powder
Cumin
Olive Oil
Avocado dip (or Avocado Dressing)

Tools  Needed

Cutting Board
Knife
Strainer or Collander
Skillet
Containers  (if making lunches)

Method

Begin by gathering all of your ingredients. Cook rice (if making Green Rice click here) Drain and rinse corn and beans. Rinse and dice chicken. Chop red onion, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro.

Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

Add olive oil to skillet. Add chicken be careful to not over crowd the pan. Brown chicken 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

Toss chicken with chili powder and cumin. Mixing well,

Tasty Chicken Burrito BowlsBegin assembling bowls (I made 5 from each) Divide approximately 1/4 cup chicken, beans and corn in each bowl with 1/2 cup cooked rice. Divide tomatoes, Cilantro and jalapeno evenly among the bowls. Add two tablespoons avocado dressing. If serving immediately call everyone for dinner. If serving for lunch store in individual containers. We love these because I could eat them hot or cold. I actually prefer them cold which saves me the time and trip to the microwave.

Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

I hope you enjoy these Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls as much as we do! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!

How to Make Tasty Chicken Burrito Bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1-2 jalapenos diced ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Avocado Dressing
  • t teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Dice chicken, tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos and cilantro. Cook rice (use green rice) or rice of your choice. Add 1/2 teaspoon olive oil to skillet and brown chicken over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes, be careful not to overcook. Toss chicken with chili powder and cumin, Set aside and allow to cool. Assemble individual bowls or to go containers. Add 1/2 cup rice, 1/4 cup beans, corn and chicken. Divide Jalapenos, red onion and cilantro evenly among bowls. Add two tablespoons avocado dip or prepared dressing to each bowl. Serve immediately or cover in sealed containers for lunch throughout the week
http://www.screwyism.com/how-to-make-tasty-chicken-burrito-bowls/

 

 

Simple Spicy and Amazing Avocado Dip

Simple Amazing Spicy Avocado Dip

Simple Spicy and Amazing Avocado Dip

We go to this little Tex-Mex joint by Jeff’s mothers when we go to visit. We discovered the restaurant about a year ago. The day was one of those hot, spring Texas days where the sun felt great and a trip to Round Top had us feeling a little parched. We had stopped in for a margarita and maybe a little snack. Like most Tex-Mex places they served chips and salsa at the bar. Our usual salsa was accompanied by a pale green dip. Simple, spicy and amazing avocado dip. At first we were a bit skeptical. It was thin, even a little runny. Packed with flavor, heat offset by something else. Boy oh boy! Did it pack a punch! We were addicted!

What was it?

We asked the waiter and he was a little vague, avocado, garlic, jalapeno. We visited again this year. Remembering how much we loved the dip. Had we imagined how good it was? Nope, it was even better this time. We were able to get a little more detail. Avocado, garlic, jalapeno, black pepper, lime juice and sour cream. I made a few attempts, it just wasn’t the same. Today, I decided to try it again. The restaurant is a little more than five hours away. If I wanted my Simple, Spicy and Amazing Avocado dip I was going to have to recreate it.

This was followed by a trip to the store and a small batch approach. I bought 5 avocados, 5 jalapeno, a dozen limes, sour cream. After my previous failed attempts, I wasn’t giving up. I’d combed the internet and couldn’t find anything even close, so developing a recipe was all up to me.

Ingredients

Avocado
Lime
Jalapeno
Garlic
Salt
Black peppercorns (whole)
Water

Tools

Knife
Cutting Board
Blender
Measuring cups

To make more or less of the sauce. Use a 1/1 ratio with avocado, jalapeno, lime and garlic. For one avocado, use one jalapeno, the juice of one lime and one garlic clove.

Measuring spoons
Spatula or wooden spoon

Method

Simple Amazing Spicy Avocado Dip
To make more or less of the sauce. Use a 1/1 ratio with avocado, jalapeno, lime and garlic. For one avocado, use one jalapeno, the juice of one lime and one garlic clove.
Simple Amazing Spicy Avocado Dip
Place jalapeno and garlic in the blender with salt and whole black pepper corns. Grind to get as fine as possible. This is a very important step to produce a smooth sauce.
Simple Amazing Spicy Avocado Dip
Add the lime juice and blend to combine. Once fully combined add sour cream and avocado. Stream water into blender until you reach desired consistency. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour to allow flavors to develop.

Simple Amazing Spicy Avocado Dip

For other dips you may like visit these recipes:

Smoked Tomato Salsa

Tzatziki A Healthy Dip

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet. A flavorful dish for a quick weeknight meal or a simple way to wow your dinner guests.

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet

This simple chicken and artichoke skillet is a great solution for busy weeknights. Simple, flavorful it would also be a nice dish for company. I came up with this recently while my husband was out of town. Capers and artichokes fall into those grey areas for him when it comes to food. I made this for dinner last night and I love it so much I’m sure that it will be completely gone by tomorrow after two dinners and two lunches for me.

Ingredients Needed

Boneless skinless chicken breast
Frozen Artichokes
Capers
Garlic
White Wine
Flour
Butter
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Tools Needed

Large cast iron skillet
Meat Mallet
Garlic Press
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons

Get A Free Bottle With Your First Box

Method

Begin by butterflying chicken breasts and pounding to equal thickness so they cook evenly. Season with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. In large cast iron skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter and olive oil. Add chicken and cook until browned on each side.

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
When chicken is browned on each side. Remove from the pan. Deglaze with water and wine and add bouillon. Scrape bottom of the pan to release flavors. Add artichokes, capers and minced garlic.
Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
Cook 3-5 minutes to thaw artichoke hearts.
Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
Add the chicken back to the pan and cook for five minutes.
Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
Remove chicken (I promise this is the last time) Reduce heat and swirl in remaining butter. Add chicken back to the pan. Garnish with parsley and serve

Simple Chicken and Artichoke Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied and pounded thin
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen articholes
  • 1/4 cup capers rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon chicken flavor or one cube
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Butter fly chicken and pound to even thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place flour on a plate and dredge chicken, Set aside
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium/high heat. Add chicken cooking 3-5 minutes on each side until a golden crust is formed. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add white wine and water to the pan to deglaze, scraping up bits from the bottom of the pan. Add bouillon, artichokes, capers and garlic and cover for 3 minutes. Add chicken back to the pan and cook covered for 5 minutes. Chicken should read 165 on a meat thermometer.
  3. Adjust heat to low, remove chicken from the pan with tongs swirl in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter add chicken back to sauce cover with chopped parsley and serve.
http://www.screwyism.com/simple-chicken-and-artichoke-skillet/


Smiley Sunday – Week 1

Smiley Sunday - Week 1

Smiley Sunday Week 1. A collection of beautiful, happy photos and thoughts to start your week off with a smile. Hope you enjoy them!

Smiley Sunday – Week 1

What is it? A collection of posts, pictures, reminders to see the beauty in life. Be sure to page down as it’s truly a collection and not just one theme.  I hope this helps you start your week off with a smile!

Beautiful Scenes

Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/h7tiIuY
Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/zCmoEKN
Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/T55fHd4

Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/LP8fS_A

Get A Free Bottle With Your First Box

Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/qJKDijM

Don’t forget the power of a Smile

Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/dqSTTwE
Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/3yyZwKO
Sunday Smiles - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/dRs7ueJ
Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/OvCHQG3

Thoughts

Smiley Sunday - Week 1
Source: http://pin.it/CpRNFbb%5B/caption%5D [caption id="attachment_2570" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Smiley Sunday - Week 1 Source: http://pin.it/TEZ3NzF

Smiley Sunday Week 1

It’s my hope that these pictures reminded you to see and appreciate the beauty around us. Or that the smiles of the animals made you smile too. May the quotes set the tone for your week and inspire you to choose your friends wisely and live fearlessly!

1 2 3 22