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Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls with Greek Yogurt Lime Crema

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x

Description

Our favorite slow cooker chicken forms a tasty base for these easy chicken burrito bowls!


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Ingredients

FOR THE CREMA:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced

FOR THE BURRITO BOWLS:

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice (or whatever kind of rice you like)
  • 2 cups shredded slow cooker salsa chicken
  • 15.5 oz (1 can) black beans, drained
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

FOR THE CREMA:

  1. Place greek yogurt, lime juice, salt, pepper, and two slices (to start) of jalapeño in a blender. Puree until you have a smooth sauce and give it a taste. I like a LOT of jalapeño in this crema, so at this point I like to add a few more slices. The spice level will be different depending on your pepper and your taste buds, so start small and blend in additional jalapeño slices until you have a heat level you’re comfortable with.
  2. Set blended crema aside.
  3. Put any extra jalapeño slices out for people to include with their burrito bowls.

FOR THE BURRITO BOWLS:

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions (or in a rice cooker, if you have one, you lucky duck).
  2. While the rice cooks, I like to prep the veggies – chop and drain everything as specified in the instructions and set it all aside.
  3. If you’ve been keeping your chicken in the fridge, heat it up with a quick zap in the microwave. Add a splash of fresh salsa if it looks dried out at all.
  4. I like to set all the components out and let people assemble their own burrito bowls – put a scoop of rice and chicken in a large bowl, pile on all the veggies, and finish with a drizzle of crema.

Notes

Didn’t have a chance to make some slow cooker salsa chicken? Just chop up any cooked chicken (grilled, baked, etc.) you have on hand! You could also omit the meat to make this vegetarian, or replace the chicken with your favorite protein.

Use whatever ingredients you have on hand – shredded cheddar cheese, sliced bell peppers, or even some sautéed onions would be great additions to these burrito bowls!