One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

These satisfying Chicken Burrito Bowl are so simple to make and only dirty one pot! I have always been completely in love with Mexican food, and I eat it more than ever since I went gluten free. It’s hard to go out for sandwiches or Chinese or Italian without eating wheat, but Mexican food is pretty friendly for someone with a wheat intolerance. Skip the flour tortillas, and there are loads of foods you can enjoy. One of my favorite lunches out lately has been burrito bowls. I am a huge burrito fan, and I do mean I love HUGE BURRITOS.

One Pot Green Chicken Burrito Bowls

Unfortunately, those are out because of the tortillas. the next best thing is a deconstructed burrito in a bowl. When I go to a taqueria, I love how they have all those individual pots of different beans, rice, meat, and toppings. It’s a sight to behold, and they can make each customer’s custom meal in seconds flat. Let me tell you something right now.

One Pot Green Chicken Burrito Bowls in a plate

I am not going to cook a bunch of separate pots of foods to make a burrito bowl at home! I don’t have a commercial kitchen or professional dishwasher to take care of that mess, so I needed to figure out how to make something resembling my new fav taqueria meal in one pot. It was really easy to do, and you are going to love the result!

One Pot Green Chicken Burrito Bowls Presentation

This is seriously a no-brainer recipe. You throw ingredients in a pot, let it cook, shred some chicken, and dinner is pretty much done. You can customize this green chicken recipe to add vegetables, use your favorite beans, or make whatever changes you’d like to make it your own. I hope this is a new favorite dinner in your house too!

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One Pot Green Chicken Burrito Bowls - An easy Mexican dinner idea!

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

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You can get this easy Mexican dinner on the table in no time!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 16 oz. green salsa
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. uncooked brown rice
  • 15 oz. can seasoned black beans drained
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 in tbsp. diced canned chipotle peppersadobo sauce you could substitute fresh or canned diced jalapeños or leave the peppers out completely
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)


  1. Stir together salsa water, rice, beans, and peppers in a large skillet.
  2. Nestle chicken breasts into salsa mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir to make sure rice is all covered with liquid, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, until rice is tender, stirring once or twice during cooking.
  4. Shred chicken with two forks and stir into rice.
  5. To serve, place a bed of lettuce into each bowl and top with chicken and rice mixture.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings like avocado slices, sour cream, shredded cheese, or additional salsa.


To speed up the cooking time, substitute white rice or quinoa, and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


10 years ago

Two thumbs up! Great dish and my husband loved it, always a plus :-).

10 years ago

Glad to hear it, Cami! Thank you!

10 years ago

This was fabulous and easy! So glad I found your website!

10 years ago

Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m glad you found me too :)

10 years ago

Oh my, this looks incredible – I am drooling over that pretty avocado and sour cream! Haha I’m with you on not wanting to dirty up a bunch of dishes so one pot meals are definitely the way to go :)

10 years ago

Thank you, Kelly! Avocado makes everything better ;)

Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
10 years ago

I love this recipe Andi!! I am such a Mexican food junkie. It is MY FAVORITE. I am so making this sometime this week! Also as soon as I read the title of your post I knew this was the one pot text you wrote about and it made me laugh. Looks great!

10 years ago

Thank you, Heather! I have a serious problem with Mexican food. I’m not even that happy with how the caption ended up on this one, but I couldn’t look at fonts anymore ;)

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
10 years ago

These look delicious, Andi! I love green salsa and chipotle peppers in adobo, so these are right up my alley! And I am right there with you about not wanting to clean up all that mess of bowls. I hate doing dishes, so I’m all over a one pot meal. :)

10 years ago

Hi, Ashlyn! I’m sorry for being slow to reply. There aren’t enough hours in the day lately! If you love all these ingredients, I hope you get a chance to try the recipe. Enjoy your weekend!

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