Easy One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

This is a wonderful and sure to become a family favorite! These one-pot chicken burrito bowls are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. Packed with flavor, protein, and wholesome ingredients, this dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or for meal prep.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy: This recipe comes together in just one pot, making it a breeze to prepare and clean up afterwards.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize these burrito bowls with your favorite toppings and add-ins, making it a versatile and family-friendly meal.
  • Wholesome and flavorful: Packed with chicken, rice, beans, and a variety of seasonings, these burrito bowls are both nutritious and bursting with delicious flavors.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of uncooked extra-long grain rice
  • 1-14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2-1/2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups of colby jack, monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Freshly diced tomatoes
  • Diced green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole


  1. Start by sautéing onions in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until they start to soften.
  2. Season diced chicken with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
  3. Add chicken to the pan and cook over medium-high heat until the chicken has started to brown.
  4. Move the chicken to one side of the pan. In the other side of the pan, add an additional tablespoon of olive oil and sauté uncooked rice for about 2 minutes or just until some grains start to turn golden brown.
  5. Stir in black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  7. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  8. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese, cover, and let sit for 2-3 minutes off the heat to melt the cheese.
  10. Garnish with fresh tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, and guacamole.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Kcal: 480 per serving


These chicken burrito bowls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They are also great for meal prep and can be portioned into individual containers for easy grab-and-go lunches.

Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to customize these burrito bowls with your favorite toppings such as sliced avocado, salsa, or hot sauce.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, you can add diced jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the dish.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Enjoy your delicious one-pot chicken burrito bowls!

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