Chicken Burrito Bowl is truly better than the Chipotle version. We've gone the distance to show you how to recreate each component from scratch. Much can be made in advance (See NOTES). The chicken by itself is wonderful in burritos or tacos. We LOVE having a burrito bowl and having guests each bring one component and then let everyone build their own. FUN!
Prepare the roasted tomato salsa, salsa verde, and skillet-roasted corn salsa. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Make the cilantro rice and Mexican beans. Reheat as the chicken is being prepared. You may need to add a little more to either dish if a little dry.
Place the chicken in a large baggie (or dish). Pour the marinade all over the chicken, and carefully press the air out of the baggie (if using). Use your hands to massage the marinade into the chicken all over. Place in the fridge for 1 to 8 hours (6 to 8 hours is best).
Prepare the Chicken
In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp of the vegetable oil with all of the other ingredients except the chicken.
Fire up your grill to medium-high heat.
Remove the chicken from the bag (or dish). Place on the grill and cook until fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F), turning a couple times. The chicken should be nice and charred in a few places.
Place on a cutting board and cut into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle a little more salt all over the chicken. Set aside (keep warm in a low-temp oven, if possible).
Soon Before Serving
Make the guacamole, and get the lettuce, cheese, and Mexican crema prepped and ready to be served. Place the other bowl items in serving dishes as well.
How To Build the Bowls
In a bowl, add a layer of rice, then a layer of beans, then chicken. On top of the chicken add the salsas. Then a layer of lettuce and cheese. Top with guacamole and Mexican crema.
See the video near the top of the blog post for visual guidance. If you like the video, please subscribed to our YouTube channel.The rice, beans, and chicken can all be made up to 3 days in advance. The 3 salsas can be made up to 5 days in advance.Make the guacamole, and prep the lettuce, cheese, and Mexican crema (or sour cream) just before serving. All of this makes a wonderful burrito bowl party! Have guests each bring 1 component of the bowl!