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Sunday, May 4, 2014

{Cinco De Mayo - Copy Cat Chipotle Burrito Bowls}

Happy Monday, and Happy Cinco De Mayo!  
Did everyone have a good weekend, do anything special?  Enjoy a margarita?
My weekend was relaxing but eventful!  I finally got around to "Spring Cleaning" my apartment this weekend, and wow have I accumulated a ton of stuff in the almost 3 years of living in my apartment!  It is insane!  But lets start talking about this delicious copy cat recipe!

Saturday night I had a little girls night in with my sister and I whipped up these delicious copy cat Chipotle Burrito Bowls!  We enjoyed these burrito bowls with margaritas, homemade guac and a lovely conversation about our new apartment!  My sister and I have decided to live together for the 8 months before Derek and I get married!  Yes, I will be moving twice this upcoming year, time to get rid of stuff!  Anyways, back to the burrito bowls!  These bowls are loaded with fresh veggies, flavorful chicken, good for you whole grains, protein and fresh homemade guacamole!  They are the perfect quick weeknight meal, and the leftovers make the perfect weekday lunch!  These burrito bowls would make the perfect Cinco De Mayo celebration meal! 

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Serves 4 

2 Large Chicken Breast Cut int 1 Inch Chunks 
1 Large Bell Pepper Chopped 
1 Red Onion Chopped 
2 Teaspoons Cumin 
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder 
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder 
1 - 15 oz. Can Black Beans drained 
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 
1 Cup Brown Rice cooked according to package directions 
Juice From One Lime 
1 Handful Chopped Fresh Cilantro 
Salsa for Serving 
Chips for Serving 
Homemade Guacamole for Serving - Ingredients/Recipe below

For Homemade Guacamole 
2 Large Ripe Avocados 
1 Handful Fresh Cilantro Chopped 
Juice from One Lime 
1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion 
1/2 Cup Chopped Cherry Tomatoes 
Salt and Pepper to Taste 
2 Garlic Cloves

1- In a large skillet heath olive oil.  Add in onions and pepper and saute until tender.  Toss veggies with 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder and salt and pepper to taste.  Place in bowl and place in oven to stay warm. 
2- Toss chopped chicken with remaining chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.  Place chicken in heated skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink.  Place chicken in a bowl and place in oven to stay warm. 
3- Toss cooked rice with chopped cilantro and lime juice and place in oven to to keep warm. 
4- To prepare guacamole - mash avocados in large bowl.  Add cilantro, lime juice, tomatoes, onion and garlic to mashed avocado.  Add in salt and pepper to taste. 

To assemble burrito bowls: 
Divide rice amoung four bowls.  Top rice with black beans, veggies, chicken and finally top with salsa and guacamole!