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There is something about spicy food when I’m controlling my calories. I mean, I love spicy food all the time, but particularly when I’m watching what I eat. It’s a craving for strong flavour I think, and something other than bodybuilder style chicken, broccoli and rice! This super easy burrito bowl is the perfect alternative to bro food – it’s super high protein, low fat and packs a punch of flavour with the fajita seasoning and spicy kidney beans. Plus it is SO quick and easy to make, it’s perfect for meal prepping on a time budget.

Healthy and Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl

Servings: 4

Calories: 534

Carbs: 55g

Fat: 13g

Protein: 49g

Prep Time: Approx. 15mins

Cook Time: 15mins

  • 400g brown basmati rice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 600g chicken breast fillets
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 100g iceberg lettuce
  • 1 x 400g tin red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 4tbsp 0% Greek-style yoghurt
  • 4tbsp salsa

Step 1:

Prepare the rice as per packet instructions. Leave to the side once done.

Step 2:

In a bowl, mix the oil and fajita seasoning, then cover the chicken with the mixture. Get in there with your hands to make sure it’s really coated!

Step 3:

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and fry the chicken until cooked throughout, then set aside for a few minutes to cool. Once cooled, cut the chicken into thin slices.

Assemble the bowl…

Divide the rice between 4 bowls, next add the lettuce, chopped tomato, chilli beans and chicken. Finally, top with a quarter of the sliced avocado and a healthy dollop of yoghurt and salsa.

Veggie option:

Grilled smoked tofu is the perfect, high protein alternative to the chicken!

Quick, filling and delicious. That’s what I want from my food. This burrito bowl is the perfect dish for meal prepping too as it’s great hot or cold and packs up really well into Tupperware (and looks hella impressive when you sit down to lunch with your colleagues). Want it even spicier? Throw in some extra chilli flakes for even more of a kick. Yum.

Let me know if you give this a try!