This One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe is a quick & easy one pot Mexican meal that feeds a crowd. One of our readers, Patricia, said this about these burrito bowls: “This dish is a winner all the way around in my book! One-pot? Check. Bowl meal? Check. Full-flavored? Check!”

The finished recipe with text overlay for social media.

There’s a one-pot recipe craze going on right now. They’re quick and easy to make, and there seem to be endless flavor combinations. Today I’m sharing my favorite Mexican one-pot recipe: One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls.

One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

This recipe has been shared on social media over 11,000 times! These burrito bowls are perfect for times when you can’t get to the grocery store because it calls for pantry ingredients (aside from the garnishes)!

One of my favorite places to eat is Chipotle. Their chicken burrito bowl is so good! Unfortunately, I cannot run over to Chipotle anytime I have a craving for them. 

Fortunately, I can whip up my own chicken burrito bowl recipe in no time. What’s even better about this recipe is that it only takes one pot or pan to make it! As a busy mom, one-pot meals are music to my ears.

Overhead picture of burrito bowls.

A Healthier Option!

Chicken burrito bowls are a healthier option because you can serve them over lettuce and without the tortilla. Not only are they healthier, but they’re cheaper, too. Let me break down the estimated cost for this recipe. 

How much will these one-pot chicken burrito bowls cost?



NOTE: The recipe prices are used calculating name brand products from Walmart’s website. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what your pantry is already stocked with and current grocery prices. 

  • 1 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – $0.14
  • 1 cup extra long grain rice – $0.39
  • 2 2/3 cups chicken broth – $1.12
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder – $0.15
  • 12.5 ounce can chicken – $2.49
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed – $0.86
  • 10 ounce can RO*TEL tomatoes – $0.98
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder – $0.06
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder – $0.03
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin – $0.09
  • salt & pepper to taste – $0.03
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese – $2.78

Chicken burrito bowl garnished with lime wedge, green onion, tomato, and avocado.

Are burrito bowls healthy?

If you stick with the healthiest items in your burrito bowl of chicken, veggies, lettuce, tomato salsa and avocado you will be somewhere right around 500 calories for that meal. It’s a pretty filling dish so you should be set! It will add some calories to add the good stuff including the beans, rice, sour cream and cheese which will add roughly another 500 calories. Basically, this meal is flexible to be as healthy as you would like it to be. 

What goes in a burrito bowl? 

The basics of a burrito bowl are chicken, beans, tomatoes, cheese, and some seasonings served over rice. You can top the burrito bowls with items such as cheese, lettuce, sour cream, avocado, and green onions. 

Are burrito bowls served hot or cold?

This goes along with the thought process in Goldilocks and The Three Bears. You know how one bowl of porridge was hot, one was cold, and one was just right? I guess the same is true here. You can definitely eat this cold but in my opinion, it is best when eaten hot.

How long does a burrito bowl last in the fridge?

As long as it is stored properly in an airtight container, the filling will stay fresh in the fridge for about 4 days. 

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls in the pan and garnished with green onion, avocado, and tomatoes.

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Recipe ingredients for chicken burrito bowls.

Cook’s Note – One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe:

  • To assemble the bowls I like to add the rice mixture to a bowl, top with shredded lettuce and add more of the garnishes (if using)
  • This recipe is also great served over chips for nachos!

Cook’s Tools:

  • large covered skillet
  • wooden spoon
  • can opener

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Finished recipe collage with text overlay for Pinterest.

The finished one pot burrito bowls in the pan.
5 from 6 votes

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
6 people
This One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe is a quick & easy one pot Mexican meal that feeds a crowd. These are perfect for game day, too.


  • large deep pan or skillet with a lid
  • wooden spoon
  • can opener


  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup extra long-grain rice uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ⅔ cups chicken broth (or 3 bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 ⅔ cups of hot water)
  • 12.5 ounce can chicken drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounce can RO*TEL tomatoes I used their Lime & Cilantro variety
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese optional

GARNISHES (all optional):

  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes diced
  • avocado diced
  • sour cream
  • green onions sliced
  • lime wedges


  • In a large, deep pan over medium heat add the olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering add the rice to the pan and saute the rice until it starts to brown; about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic powder and cook until fragrant; about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, canned chicken, black beans, RO*TEL, onion powder, chili powder, and ground cumin to the pan. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20-25 minutes until the rice is tender.
    Process shots for how to make One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • Turn off the heat, uncover, and fluff the mixture briefly with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cheese (if using) and stir to combine. Add your garnishes (if using), and serve!
    Finished process shots of one pot Chicken Burrito Bowls


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 4mg

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This one-pot chicken burrito bowl recipe was first published on March 30, 2015. Here are some of the original photos from this post:

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls picture collage for Pinterest.

The filling for the burrito bowls in a skillet.

Close up picture of burrito bowls.

Recipe ingredients for chicken burrito bowls.


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  1. savoryexperiments says:

    These are ideal for an easy one-pot weeknight meal. And healthy, too!

  2. Kim @ 2justByou says:

    Oooh…Burrito Bowls sound great! And it’s almost lunch time for us. =0)

  3. creativesouthernhome says:

    They look marvelous!

  4. These sound amazing! I love one pot meals!

  5. I am definitely saving this recipe to make later!

  6. Aimee Berrett says:

    These photos are gorgeous! Love all the vibrant colors! And these bowls sound so amazing!! Can’t wait to try!

    1. Awww, thanks Aimee! 🙂

  7. Stephanie Pass says:

    This looks wonderful! I’m always a huge fan of one pot meals. Less dishes to wash!

    1. That’s exactly my thinking, Stephanie!

      1. Recipe sounds amazing. Can anyone tell me how many it serves?

        1. Hi Fram, this recipe serves 6. Enjoy!

  8. Britney Mills (@princesscowboys) says:

    These sound so amazing! It sounds like it would be easy to make and easy clean up!

  9. Stephanie says:

    YUM! This looks incredible with all the bright colors and sounds so good.

  10. What a great idea! I’ll raise you one, and instead of putting it into a bowl, put it into a “tortilla bowl.” Either flour or corn would work well. Will be making this, soon.

    1. Deborah, I love your idea! I’m going to put this mixture into tortilla bowls the next time I make it!

  11. alicia szemon (@aliciaa0795) says:

    Yum! This would be a way to make some chipotle at home! My boyfriend would go crazy if i made this for him!

    1. This recipe is a keeper, my hubby that loves Chipotle loved these burrito bowls!

  12. My husband is going to be so excited when I try these out!

  13. Michelle De La Cerda says:

    This looks so good, a meal I can just eat and eat.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. This is one of my favorite recipes!

  14. This dish is a winner all the way around in my book! One-pot? Check. Bowl meal? Check. Full-flavored? Check! 🙂

    1. Exactly! Thanks for stopping by, Patrica!

  15. I love this idea. I recently did a very similar dish. Yours looks yummy!

    1. One pot meals are the best! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Such a creative dish! This could be my weekend project! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Oh this is so satisfying and easy to make! Family loved it! And teenage daughter helped cook. Thanks for all your easy to follow and delicious recipes!

  18. Sounds so easy and simple! Love how I have everything at home to make this!

  19. Hope Hill says:

    This looks and sounds delicious. Makes me hungry just looking at the photos. Will definitely be trying. These recipes are so helpful and good in a normal situation but are even more in these trying times. Everyone be safe. Thanks for another great recipe. Love them all!

  20. Barbara Atkinson says:

    Love one pot meals, and appreciate the cost breakdown.