Making your own chicken and rice burrito bowl is super easy to do and makes for a quick and healthy meal. In fact, if you use an electric pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot, it can be made in a single pot within minutes. 

chicken and rice burrito bowl
Quick and healthy chicken and rice burrito bowl

Yes, I have fallen in love, and can not live without the Instant Pot.  I was lucky enough to have received one over the holiday season and I have made everything from hard-boiled eggs, unstuffed cabbage soup, a whole roasted chicken and even a caramel cheesecake, all in one-third of the time that it would traditionally take on the stove or in the oven.  

Although I made this chicken and rice burrito bowl recipe in the Instant Pot, you can adapt this recipe to be able to make it on the stove in a large stockpot. Be sure to cook your chicken all the way through before adding the liquid and rice. Then cook it for the amount of time recommended on your rice package, remembering to let stand to thicken. 

However you decide to make it, it is a great go-to recipe for a quick and healthy dinner and becomes a terrific lunch the next day if there are any leftovers. 

Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowl

chicken and rice burrito bowl
By using the electric pressure cooker of the Instant Pot you can make this meal in minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic minced or put through a garlic press
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
1 cup salsa
2 cups of chicken stock
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese (optional)

chicken and rice burrito bowl
Onions on the saute mode of the instant pot which allows for less dishes!

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Set electric pressure cooker to the saute setting add olive oil.

2. Once olive oil is hot add the onion and cook until soft, about two minutes.

3. Add garlic, chili powder and salt. Stir to combine.

4. Add the chicken, black beans, rice, and salsa. Stir.

5. Pour chicken broth over the mixture. Stir. 

chicken and rice burrito bowl
All ingredients in one pot and ready to be pressured cooked.

6. Lock the lid in place in the sealed position. Set on high pressure for 10 minutes. 

7. Once the cook time completes, quickly release the pressure.

8. Open the lid and stir.

Optional: Serve with chopped cilantro and grated Cheddar cheese. 

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowl
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 small onion, diced
  3. 1 clove garlic minced
  4. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  6. 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  7. 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
  8. 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  9. 1 cup salsa
  10. 2 cups of chicken stock
  11. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
  12. 1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Set electric pressure cooker to the saute setting add olive oil.
  2. Once olive oil is hot add the onion and cook until soft, about two minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Add chili powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the chicken, black beans, rice, and salsa. Stir.
  6. Pour chicken broth over the mixture. Stir
  7. Lock the lid in place. Set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  8. Once the cook time completes, quickly release the pressure.
  9. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
Notes
  1. Top with cilanto and cheddar cheese if desired
  2. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms https://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

2 thoughts on “Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowl Recipe- A Quick and Healthy Meal

  • January 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    This sounds fabulous but I will have to adapt to stove top preparation. I trust your recipes because everyone we have tried the entire family has enjoyed. Have you ever made old fashioned mashed potato candy? My grandmother only ever made it a Christmas, my mother never made it, and I was always told the recipe was never written down. I have seen recipes for it but…you two seem to work with recipes to make it fool proof and ensure a fabulous outcome.

  • January 4, 2017 at 7:35 am
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    Hi Guys,
    Just A Chuckle With Good Memories…

    Happy New Year to you all….Funny you mentioned your electric pressure cooker. It brings back a laugh my wife and I had about a year ago. We were looking back at some of our engagement pictures from the last century (1973) and saw in the background of one photo, a wedding present we had received. It was the famous (Crock Pot). My wife was talking about how young we were and noticed I was chuckling. She wanted to know what was funny. I said what do you see in the back ground of the photo?….It was our old crock pot that we still use to this day….Some things are hard to get rid of when you really enjoy them. There was a lot of good family memories from around the dinner table with our then young family as we enjoyed some pretty good meals from that old crock pot.
    Enjoy The Food, Enjoy The Memories.

    Commodore Collins
    Paragonah, UT

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