Shredded Chicken And Rice Burrito Bowl
By :The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook by Carrie Forrest
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl
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If you’re a fan of those giant chicken burritos wrapped in foil that you can get from food trucks or roadside vendors, then you’ll love this chicken and rice burrito bowl. For a healthy spin, I swap out the tortilla for brown rice and leave off the cheese in favor of avocado. The rice also helps soak up the flavorful, nourishing broth.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl
Votes: 4
Rating: 4.25
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry, Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts 5 - 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or taco seasoning
  • 1 medium red or white onion chopped
  • 4 oz green chiles chopped or diced 1 can
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 15 oz pinto beans drained and rinsed 1 can
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (page 22 of THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK)
  • 2 medium avocados pitted and sliced, for garnish
  • fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Sliced jalapeño for garnish
  • prepared salsa for garnish (optional)
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry, Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts 5 - 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or taco seasoning
  • 1 medium red or white onion chopped
  • 4 oz green chiles chopped or diced 1 can
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 15 oz pinto beans drained and rinsed 1 can
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (page 22 of THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK)
  • 2 medium avocados pitted and sliced, for garnish
  • fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Sliced jalapeño for garnish
  • prepared salsa for garnish (optional)
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl
Votes: 4
Rating: 4.25
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Select Sauté and add the olive oil to the inner pot. Once the oil is hot, place the chicken breasts in the pot and brown them for 2 minutes per side.
  2. Press Cancel and add the cumin, cayenne pepper, onion, green chiles, and chicken broth. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual; set the pressure to High and the time to 15 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking, naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  4. Unlock and remove the lid. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Shred the chicken using two forks, and then add it back to the pot. Add the pinto beans and stir the ingredients to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, or place the chicken and rice in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  6. When ready to serve, divide the rice among six bowls and ladle the chicken mixture on top. Garnish each bowl with 2 slices of fresh avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, and a spoonful of salsa (if using).
Recipe Notes

ADVANCE PREP TIP: Prepare the rice ahead of time and warm it up before serving. MEAL PREP TIP: Slice the avocado right before serving to keep it from browning PER SERVING Calories: 423; Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 37g; Fiber: 8g; Protein: 43g; Sodium: 332mg

6 replies
  1. Lcalderwood
    Lcalderwood says:

    Flavor was tasty with the toppings. My family thought the rice was a little bland. My only complaint was the time was much longer than stated. The pressure cooking and release alone takes 25 minutes, not to mention shredding the chicken, etc.

  2. dachiesa
    dachiesa says:

    My first foray with my Instant Pot. This dish was easy and delicious. My husband loved it as well. I will make tbis again.

  3. Dianne
    Dianne says:

    I really wanted to like this recipe more than I did. For me it was just ok and I had to tweak it too much to call this a success. As another mentioned, it is quite bland but considering its from a healthy meal prep cookbook, I guess the omission of salt is understandable. I increased flavor by adding chili powder, salt, garlic & onion powders and oregano. I would also recommend using chicken thighs as they stay more moist or at least do a combination of thighs and breasts. Finally, there was too much liquid. I would reduce chicken broth to one cup.

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