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Healthy Mexican Recipe: Chicken Burrito Bowl

Fresh, Filling, and Fast: 350-Calorie Burrito Bowl

It may seem like a low-calorie meal, but a Mad Mex chicken burrito bowl with all the fixings like salsa, cheese and sour cream can weigh in well over 400 calories. Cut all the long lines — and more than half the calories! — with this quick and delicious meal you can make at home in less than 10 minutes. A pre-cooked chicken breast, fresh produce and a few healthy staples are all you need for this nutrient-dense, low-calorie meal that will satisfy your Mexican fast-food cravings. Keep reading for this quick and tasty recipe.

Fresh Burrito Bowl

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness

Healthy Mexican Recipe: Chicken Burrito Bowl


  1. 1/4 cup black beans
    1 teaspoon chicken broth
    Pinch of cumin
    Pinch of cayenne
    Pinch of garlic powder
    1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced thin
    85 grams pre-cooked grilled chicken breast, sliced thin
    2 tbls non-fat Greek yoghurt
    2 tbls fresh salsa
    Fresh cilantro, for garnish
    Sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. Microwave black beans with chicken broth, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and garlic powder on high for 30 to 45 seconds until heated. Set aside.
  2. Add red cabbage to your bowl, and spoon the black beans on top. Layer sliced chicken, Greek yoghurt, salsa, and cilantro and green onions, and enjoy immediately!


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