I admit, even though it isn’t always the healthiest option, I enjoy going out to eat sometimes just for the reprieve from cooking! One of my favorite places is Chipotle, and they are definitely on the healthier end of the eating out spectrum, but they can be pricey, especially with four kids. This recipe has a similar taste to a salad bowl from Chipotle but is easy to make at home. Often, I just cook extra chicken from a night earlier in the week so I can assemble these without any cooking… almost as good as eating out!
The other advantage to this easy-to-prepare meal is that each family member can assemble his or her own bowl so everyone can enjoy it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours in slow-cooker or 0 hours if using leftovers Serves: 4-6
- 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts (pre-cooked or leftovers work great)
- 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon each of cumin, chili powder and garlic powder
- About 12 ounces of lettuce or spinach
- 1 tomato
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 avocados
- Optional Toppings: Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole or Grated Cheese
What to do:
If chicken is not cooked, place in the crock pot. Slice onions and place on top of chicken. Sprinkle all with spices and lime juice. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is done. If chicken is pre-cooked, shred into bite size pieces and put in a skillet to heat. Sprinkle with lime juice and spices and saute until hot.
Serve as burrito bowl with chicken atop a bed of greens and topped with any desired toppings. Ole!
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About Katie "Wellness Mama"
Katie is a happy housewife and work at home mom of four. She's a real food crusader dedicated to cooking healthy, whole-food recipes for her family and helping other families do the same. A lover of books, kettlebell junkie, scuba diver, and coffee addict who can finally do a pull up. Stop by and say hi at her blog: WellnessMama.com