Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Looking for a new lunch to prepare this week? Dive into the smoky flavors and wholesome ingredients of these chipotle burrito bowls. The adobo sauce in the shredded chicken adds a touch of spice while the wild rice, black beans and cilantro lime sauce offer the energy you need to fuel your day.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Don’t feel limited by the ingredient list in these chipotle burrito bowls. Instead, mix and match your other favorite burrito ingredients like diced fresh tomatoes, chopped red onions and sliced avocado. The cilantro lime sauce stores well in the fridge for up to a week. Even better, these shredded chicken burrito bowls are the perfect meal to prepare in advance and enjoy for lunch all week. As noted in the recipe, the adobo sauce used in the shredded chicken adds a touch of spice. If you like spicier foods though, add a chopped chipotle pepper into the mix to amp up the spice factor.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Dive into the smoky flavor and wholesome ingredients of this chipotle burrito bowl.
Course Main Course
Keyword black beans, burrito, chicken, chicken thighs, chipotle, cilantro, corn, lime, rice, wild rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4


Shredded Chipotle Chicken

  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 7 oz can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp honey

Burrito Bowls

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • shredded lettuce


Shredded Chipotle Chicken

  • Place the uncooked chicken thighs in a crockpot and season generously with the garlic, salt and black pepper.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the crockpot.
  • Squeeze the adobo sauce out of the can of chipotle peppers into a measuring cup. You should have about 1/4 cup adobo sauce. Add the sauce to the crockpot. The adobo sauce will add a light touch of spice to the chicken. If you like spicier foods, chop up one of the chipotle peppers and add it to the crockpot. Sprinkle the chili powder over the chicken.
  • Cover the crockpot and cook on low for about 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the crockpot, leaving the adobo sauce in the crockpot.
  • Shred the chicken, transfer it back to the crockpot, cover, and cook on low while you prepare the cilantro lime sauce and burrito bowls.

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • Add all ingredients for the cilantro lime sauce to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Burrito Bowls

  • Cook the wild rice according to package instructions.
  • Arrange the cooked rice, corn, black beans and lettuce in rows in a bowl. Turn off the crockpot and add a row of shredded chicken.
  • Drizzle a few spoonfuls of the cilantro lime sauce over the top of each chipotle burrito bowl. Serve immediately.


Store any leftovers of the chicken and cilantro lime sauce in separate containers in the fridge.
Add additional ingredients to these chipotle burrito bowls such as fresh dice tomatoes, red onions and sliced avocados.
If you have an Instapot, you can prepare the chicken in your Instapot instead for a faster meal.

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