Easy Peasy Crock Pot Burrito Bowls

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I haven't done a recipe on here lately, so I thought I'd share one of my new favorites!  My husband and I die for Chipolte's Burrito Bowls.  Let's get real here when I saw corn salsa - you Chipolte lovers know what I mean.
I have made this crock pot Salsa Chicken before, which makes some pretty delish tacos. But as I got thinking about it I realized how amazing this would be for a homemade Burrito Bowl!

Here's what you'll need:
--Brown Rice
--1 lb Chicken Breast
--1 jar of salsa
--1 bag of frozen corn
--1 can of black beans
--Sour Cream
--Shredded Cheese

Homemade Burrito Bowls
1.  Place chicken breast into the crock pot.  Then add corn and drained black beans.  Cover everything with  the entire jar of salsa.
2.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours
3.  When you're ready to assemble your bowls, make your rice up.  I usually season our rice with garlic salt, butter and some fresh lime juice.
4. The chicken will be extremely tender and will literally fall apart -- no need to shred.
5.  Layer your rice, chicken and other toppings on top of the rice.

Seriously, you die?
Thought so.

This is one of my favorite go to recipes during the work week because the prep and cook time are effortless.  Our Fresh Market has antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts on sale for $2.99 a pound on Tuesdays, so I will go and stock up twice a month.  I also highly suggest Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa.  I probably just changed your life now.  You're welcome.



  1. Yum! And so much cheaper than eating out :) I love using my crock pot too, that whole fix it and forget it thing is perfect for busy weeknights especially!

  2. Yum, yum, yum! I'm in there all the time, so I totally know what you mean. I love making a homemade version!

  3. What a great idea to nix the tortilla. We've eaten it like this other places but never thought to do it at home!

  4. Burrito Bowls are my favorite thing to make on my mexican recipe night. They are so tasty!

  5. ahh, I could eat this everyday! This looks yummy!

  6. Yum, what an easy way to have a burrito, though I would leave out the black beans the rest sounds delicious.

  7. I totally love easy recipes like these, I'm a huge fan of burritos so this would be right up my alley.

  8. Wow this looks so good. I love that it would make an easy meal on busy days.

  9. I am in love! This looks so good, and gives me an excuse to pull out the crock pot this week! & YES, to the Newman's Own salsa!

  10. We usually get ours at Qdoba (so good!), but, this would save so much money and it looks delicious!

  11. totally bookmarking this. There's not much in this world I love more than a burrito bol from Chipotle - I can make one at home? Awesome!

  12. I love crock pot meals. It makes life so much easier :)

  13. This would be perfect for me since I'm cutting down on carbs and calories in general to omit the tortillas!

  14. Those do look easy peasy...and totally delectable! I love burrito bowls. Who needs all the tortilla carbs when it's the filling that is the highlight?

  15. That recipe is totally calling my name!

  16. I LOVE crockpot meals because they allow me to conquer my day and still serve a fresh homemade dinner for my family. These bowls would be a real hit with my kids!