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Black Bean Burrito Bowls

March 25, 2017 (Last Updated: June 6, 2019)

These Black Bean Burrito Bowls are perfect for lunch or dinner!

Black Bean Burrito Bowls are filled with black beans, rice, chicken and avocados.

I have recently fallen in love with burrito bowls! I don’t know what it is about them, but they are my new favorite.  These Black Bean Burrito Bowls are so delicious.

What is a burrito bowl?

Think about all your favorite ingredients served inside a burrito. Take all those yummy ingredients and layer them in a bowl and eat it like a salad! 

Rice, beans, chicken, lettuce and tomato served in a white bowl.

What ingredients do I need to make black bean burrito bowls?

Maybe it’s the fact that they are filled with some of my absolute favorites; grilled chicken, avocados, cilantro lime rice, and all my favorite toppings. It’s like eating a salad topped with your favorite burrito filling. These bowls are super versatile. If you don’t like an ingredient, leave it out.

If you don’t have something on hand, just substitute it for something else. Build these bowls the way you love ’em!

Chicken cooked and sliced on a cutting board.

What type of chicken do I use?

For this recipe, I seasoned and grilled a couple of chicken breasts. You could also use leftover rotisserie chicken or substitute your favorite meat. Want a vegetarian meal? Just omit the meat altogether.

Red onions, tomatoes, and rice in small bowls. I like to put all the ingredients out in little bowls and let everyone make their own burrito bowl. That way they get just what they want. The kids really like building their own and fill it with all their favorites.

You can use canned black beans or make your own Instant Pot Black Beans. 

Other Recipes with Black Beans:

Don’t forget to PIN for later!  A white bowl filled with chicken, rice and beans.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

5 from 2 votes
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Rice, beans, and chicken served with fresh lettuce and veggies. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black beans and rice, burrito bowls, rice bowls
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Other Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups lettuce cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cups red onions chopped
  • 1 whole avocado sliced
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 juice of lime
  1. Season chicken and grill. Once cooked, cut into strips

  1. Rinse and drain beans. Add to a sauce pan with taco seasoning. Heat just until warm. 

  1. Combine sour cream, taco seasoning and lime juice together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble Bowls
  1. In individual bowls, place lettuce, beans, and rice. Top with tomatoes, onions, avocado and chicken. Drizzle dressing on top. 

Recipe Notes

Serve ingredients warm, rather than hot.

Bowls are versatile. Add your favorite ingredients: guacamole, salsa, corn, jalapenos, bell peppers, sauteed onions. 

Feel free to use your favorite type of dressing. 

Queso Fresco is a crumbly Mexican style cheese found in most grocery stores. You can also use shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite type of cheese. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 561mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 14.2%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    Fred G
    February 12, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Great idea for tonight

  • Reply
    April 7, 2017 at 6:21 am

    YUM. I certainly know what’s for dinner!! I prefer burritos in bowl form too!

    • Reply
      April 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      You’ve gotta love a great burrito bowl!

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    [email protected]
    March 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

    My son Nicholas was the first one to introduce to me to a burrito bowl and I’ve never looked back! We will love this! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl
    March 30, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I love the colors this is such a great idea for a healthy effortless meal 

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    A few years ago I had a serious obsession with burrito bowls!! They are so gawsh darn delicious and pretty addictive if you ask me! These look perfect! Makes me want to hop in my kitchen and burrito bowl it up!! Cheers!

    • Reply
      March 30, 2017 at 5:43 am

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

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    [email protected]
    March 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I’m with you! I love a good burrito bowl! These look sooo good!! I wish I was having for dinner tonight!

    • Reply
      March 30, 2017 at 5:44 am

      We are having them for dinner tonight!

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