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Paleo Chicken Burrito Bowls

These burrito bowls have all the flavor of a fully loaded burrito but they're better for you! Each bowl is layered with cauliflower rice, fresh greens, tomatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, chicken, guacamole, salsa, and fresh cilantro to create a delicious healthy meal.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Peppers & Onions

  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

Cauliflower Rice

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp lime juice

Easy Guacamole

  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • salt to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • lime juice to taste

Fresh Veggies

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce or mixed greens, chopped if using romaine
  • 1 medium or large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to skillet and heat on medium-high heat. Unless your chicken breasts are already fairly thin slice them horizontally. This will give you very thin cutlets so they’ll cook faster and more evenly. Add chicken to hot pan. Sprinkle salt, chili powder, and garlic powder on top of each cutlet. Cook until browned, about 4 or 5 minutes. Flip chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about another 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from skillet, chop or shred, and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to skillet along with sliced peppers and onions.  Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they're tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add another tablespoon of oil to skillet if needed. (You may find that you're good without it.) Once the pan is hot add your riced cauliflower. Sprinkle salt and garlic powder. Cover and allow to cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in lime juice. Taste and add more salt or lime juice as desired.
  • Meanwhile, half and scoop out the inside of your avocados. Add to a medium bowl bowl. Mash your avocados until your guacamole is as smooth as you like. Add salt, garlic powder, and lime juice to taste.
  • To assemble, layer lettuce, cauliflower rice, and chicken in bowls. Top with sautéed onions and peppers, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa, and chopped cilantro.

Notes

Want to make this recipe in a hurry? See my recommendations above this recipe to create this delicious meal in under 10 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1010mg, Potassium: 1783mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 5760IU, Vitamin C: 139mg, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 2mg