Move OVER Chipotle! Everyone in the world knows that Chipotle is made purely of crack cocaine. I remember when I lived in Atlanta I must have eaten Chipotle about 3 times a week. Well now that I’m a student, I’m broke and that “Freshman 15” is real. So instead of hopping up and spending $6 on a Burrito Bowl I decided to make my own “Bowl” of sorts and this way I don’t have to beg the lady making it to add more sour cream.
Chicken Taco Salad
Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time: 10 mins
What you’ll need:
Preheat oven to 350°.
The fixings are really up to you, I’m just going to direct the way
- 4 Taco Bowls
- 1 lb Chicken Breasts diced into small cubes
- 1 bag of shredded lettuce
- 1 Cup Sweet Corn
- 1 Cup of Sour Cream or you can get really awesome and buy Crema from your local international grocer. It’s what Chipotle actually uses.
- 1 1/2 Cup of Shredded Cheese, Mexican Blend
- 1/4 Jalepenos
- 1/2 C Salsa (your level of spicyness)
- 5-minute Rice (optional)
- Rotisserie seasoning, Garlic Salt, Pepper, Cumin
This is the really easy part!
Warm your taco bowl shells in the oven according to package instructions. Don’t burn them!
Season your diced chicken with all of the seasonings. Go easy on the cumin and heavy on the rotisserie seasoning. If you don’t have rotisserie seasoning then just use old faithful seasoning salt and pepper. Saute in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook until done throughout. Should only take about 6-7 minutes.
In a microwaveable bowl warm up your sweet corn with a little dash of sea salt. If you’re cooking rice, go ahead and prepare this as well.
When everything is done you can begin to building process. You can get all excited and set things into little containers and act as if you have your own Chipotle line set up or you can just be boring and take from the original packaging. Build how you like but I like to start with the bowl, add the bed of rice, chicken, sour cream, corn, lettuce, cheese, and then top with the salsa. Voila!
**Naturally you could make this vegetarian, with steak, or pork even!
Be careful when you buy the Taco Bowl Shells. Mine were all broken up when I got home. Still tasted great though!