Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

This sweet and spicy grain bowl recipe comes together in just minutes! Although traditionally made with just grains and veggies, this Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl packs an extra protein-punch from the added chicken breast! If you’re looking to stick with a plant-based option, feel free to swap the chicken out for your favorite beans, tofu, or tempeh! No matter how you serve it, as long as it’s in a GoodCook meal prep container, it’s going to be extra delicious! 

 

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

If you’re craving the spicy flavor of your favorite Mexican spot, try this chipotle brown rice grain bowl with fiber-rich black beans, brown rice, and smoky grilled chicken.  

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl Ingredients:

For Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice  
  • tbsp agave nectar  
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves  
  • 1 clove garlic  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  

For Chicken :

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts  
  • tbsp olive oil  
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1 tsp sea salt  

For Bowl  

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice  
  • 4 cups shredded kale 
  • 1 cup black beans  
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro  
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion  
  • 1/2 cup cilantro basil dressing  
  • GoodCook meal prep salad containers

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

 

How long will Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl last for?

Rice and grain bowls last for up to 4 days. For maximum freshness, store your chipotle grain bowl in an airtight container. These Goodcook Meal Prep Bowls are perfect for storing your savory rice grain bowls! 

 

Can Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl be frozen?

You can easily freeze this chipotle grain bowl and any other grain bowl. It’s best to keep frozen vegetables on-hand and package them with frozen grains for easy meal prepping and reheating. You can buy frozen vegetables or freeze your fresh vegetables as soon as you buy them. Either way, we recommend freezing grains and vegetables ahead of time if you know grain bowls are your thing. 

 

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

 

How do you make Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl?

Grain bowls take less than 45 minutes to prepare and store. Our chipotle grain bowl takes 38 minutes. It’s quick, simple, and deliciously nutritious! 

To make the Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl, start with the cilantro basil dressing. Gather the ingredients, toss them in the blender or nutribullet, and blend until the ingredients are smooth. Place the dressing in the refrigerator while you prepare the chipotle grain bowl. 

Next, cook the chicken. Season chicken breasts with olive oil, chipotle powder, cumin, garlic, and sea salt. Then, cook the chicken in a cast-iron skillet for 2 minutes, then finish the poultry up with grilling for 8 minutes on each side. Let the chicken breasts cook for 5 minutes before slicing and adding it to the bowl with brown rice, kale, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro.

How to portion Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl?

This lunch meal prep recipe yields four healthy and delicious servings. You need 4 Goodcook Meal Prep Bowls to put the brown rice, kale, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro in to. Top with sliced chicken breast, and divide your dressing into plastic cups to package with the bowls.

 

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

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Also, check out these 3 Easy Grain Bowl Meal Prep Recipes along with DIY Burrito Bowls For Every Diet

AND, while you at it, keep some frozen Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice on hand for any of these rice grain bowls! 

 

Other tips for making Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl:

  • Cook brown rice (and all of your grains) in chicken or vegetable broth instead of water. Your bowl packs more of a flavorful punch by doing so!

 

  • Get a head start on prepping by cooking rice and veggies, then label and freeze to use later.

 

  • Experiment with nuts and seeds for crunch, or tortilla strips for the chipotle grain bowl. 

 

  • Top with a shredded Mexican cheese blend or cotija cheese!

 

 

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

If you’re craving the spicy flavor of your favorite Mexican spot, try this chipotle brown rice grain bowl with fiber-rich black beans, brown rice, and smoky grilled chicken. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: brown rice, Chicken, grain bowl
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

Cilantro-Basil Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For Chicken

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 cups shredded kale
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup cilantro basil dressing

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients for dressing in a blender or nutribullet and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Add chicken breasts, olive oil, chipotle powder, cumin, garlic, and sea salt to a small bowl. Mix well to coat chicken. Heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken on pan and grill for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Cool for 5 minutes on a cutting board before slicing.
  • Add brown rice, kale, black  beans, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro to 4 MPOF round containers and top with chicken. Divide dressing between 4 small cups included in the package and serve with each bowl before enjoying.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 1263mg | Fiber: 9g
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