Flexible Dieting Recipes, If It Fits Your Macros

Copy Cat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Two recipes for the price of one!

If you know me personally, you know that I absolutely LOVE Chipotle. I eat there at least once a week and always make it fit my macros. My husband and I have tried to reproduce Chipotle at home, but were never successful, until today!

copy cat chipotle burrito bowl

We started with my Crock Pot Salsa Chicken, then created some cilantro lime rice, topped with some sautéed onions, fresh cilantro lime salsa and sour cream. It was phenomenal and so close to the actual Chipotle food that I was in disbelief. I wanted to eat every last piece of rice.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

2 lbs (32 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 15.5 ounce can of salsa
1/2 package of cilantro

1. Place chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and cilantro in the crock pot mixing until salsa and taco seasoning are incorporated and cover chicken.
2. Cook on high for 4 hours.
3. Shred chicken (kitchen aid mixer is awesome for this)

Serving size: 4 ounces of raw chicken (about 3 ounces of cooked chicken)
Protein 26 grams
Carbs 11 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Fat 1 grams

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Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup (184 grams) of long grain white rice
2 tablespoons butter
1 lime (a few squirts of lime juice)
1 3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

1. In a saucepan on high heat, melt butter.
2. Once butter is melted, add rice and lime juice and cook until rice is translucent.
3. Add water and salt and cook on high until water is boiling.
4. Once water and rice have reached a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed into the rice.
5. Remove rice from heat and add cilantro, mixing and fluffing rice with a fork.

Serving size: 129 grams of cooked rice
Calories 211
Protein 3 grams
Carbohydrate 37 grams
Fiber 1 gram
Fat 6 grams

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Cilantro Tomato Salsa

1 roma tomato
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice

1. Dice tomato and onion.
2. Add cilantro and lime juice and incorporate well.

Serving size: Around 2 tablespoons
Calories 17
Protein 3 grams
Carbohydrate 4 grams
Fiber 1 gram
Fat 0 grams

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This is definitely an easy and quick recipe to meal prep for an entire week. I wish we would have made more rice because my husband ended up eating most of it! Next time I will prep more rice for sure!

The trick to the Chipotle taste is the cilantro and the lime juice, so don’t be afraid to go crazy with it. Also the butter is absolutely necessary to make the rice that creamy and sticky consistency that Chipotle uses. It was quite amazing.

You can prep the chicken in the Crock Pot in the morning, and then make the rice and salsa just before eating. My husband ate this on a burrito, but I just ended up having a “burrito bowl”. We seriously hit the nail on the head with this one! I can’t wait to eat the left overs tomorrow!

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