Homemade Chipotle Bowl

Homemade Chipotle Bowl

By: Mika
Date: April 13, 2021

Homemade Chipotle Bowl

 

This Homemade Chipotle Bowl is a hearty, healthy meal that’s packed with protein and flavor! Made with bold chipotle peppers, fajita veggies, and cilantro lime rice, it’s the perfect flavorful dinner or lunch.  Plus, it’s dairy free and gluten free.

 

Homemade Chipotle Bowl Ingredients

Homemade Chipotle Bowl

 

How to make a Homemade Chipotle Bowl

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil and thinly slice the bell peppers and onion.
    2. Make the sauce.  Add half of the avocado oil, the chipotle sauce seasonings, garlic, onion, and lime juice to a bowl or large ziplock bag.  Mix well.  
    3. Make Chicken!  Add the chicken thighs to the chipotle sauce mixture and turn to evenly coat the chicken.  
    4. Arrange!  Lay the bell peppers flat out onto the sheet pan that you lined with foil.  Then empty the chicken and sauce onto the pan so the chicken is sitting on the peppers with skin side up.
    5. Cook!  Place the chicken and veggies in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees (it will keep going up during the broil).  Once you’ve tested the chicken to ensure done completely, remove the chicken from the oven and shred the chicken, either directly on the pan or take it off and shred on a plate or cutting board.  Leave the vegetables on the pan.
    6. Broil.  Turn the oven to high broil and return the shredded chicken to the pan and broil for 5-7 minutes or until crispy.
    7. Enjoy!  Mix the chicken, peppers, onions, avocado, rice, and salsa in a bowl and enjoy!  We like to have this with cilantro lime rice and Mateo’s Salsa!

 

 

Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  45 minutes

How much does this make?  2 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.

How many bowls should I plan for this meal? 1 bowl and 1 pan

How long does this keep?  4 days in the fridge, 1 month in the freezer

Is it freezer friendly?  Yes

Can I pack this for lunch? Yup!  Just keep it cold.  It’s delicious if everything is mixed and stored together too!

 

Substitution Options

All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Chicken Thighs: Boneless or bone in can be used.  Chicken breast can be used but it will result in a dry chicken due to limited liquid being used.  

Avocado Oil:  Any cooking oil can be used.

Chipotle Sauce:  Crushed or whole chipotles in adobo, hot sauce, or chipotle/spicy salsa can be used.  If using whole chipotles in adobo, rough chop them or toss in the blender to dice prior to using in the sauce.

Oregano, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper:  4 tablespoon taco seasoning can be used.

Onion:  Any type of onion can be used.

Garlic:  Garlic powder can be used.

Lime Juice:  Lemon Juice can be used.

Bell Pepper:  Any bell pepper can be used or poblano peppers.

Avocado:  This is optional but highly recommended!  Guacamole can be used in place.

 

Fun Fact! 

Chipotles do not grow on trees or bushes, they are not even a type of pepper!  Chipotles are smoked and overripe jalapeños.  The runt, shriveled jalapeños are picked to be smoked into chipotles.  It takes about 10 jalapeños to make 1 pound of chipotles. (Source)

 

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Homemade Chipotle Bowl

This Homemade Chipotle Bowl is a hearty, healthy meal that’s packed with protein and flavor! Made with bold chipotle peppers, fajita veggies, and cilantro lime rice, it's the perfect flavorful dinner or lunch.  Plus, it's dairy free and gluten free.
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, Chipotle, dairy free, gluten free, homemade, meal prep
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 830kcal

Ingredients

Chipotle Chicken

  • 2 chicken thighs bone in
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chipotle sauce see notes below
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/4 tsp Salt & Pepper each
  • 1/2 white onion sliced
  • 2 bell peppers sliced

Toppings and Sides

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil and thinly slice the bell peppers and onion.
  • Make the sauce by adding half of the avocado oil, the chipotle sauce seasonings, garlic, onion, and lime juice to a bowl or large ziplock bag.  Mix well.
  • Add the chicken thighs* to the chipotle sauce mixture and turn to evenly coat the chicken. These can be prepped up to 3 days in advance by marinating them in the sauce and storing in an airtight container or ziplock in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Lay the bell peppers flat out onto the sheet pan that you lined with foil.  Then empty the chicken and sauce onto the pan so the chicken is sitting on the peppers with skin side up.
  • Place the chicken and veggies in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees (it will keep going up during the broil).  Once you’ve tested the chicken to ensure it’s done completely, remove the chicken from the oven and shred. This can be done either directly on the pan or on a plate or cutting board.  Leave the vegetables on the pan.
  • Turn the oven to high broil. Return the shredded chicken to the pan (or keep there is you shredded the chicken in the pan) and broil for 5-7 minutes or until crispy.
  • Enjoy!  Mix the chicken, peppers, onions, avocado, rice, and salsa in a bowl and enjoy!  We like to have this with cilantro lime rice (coming soon!) and Mateo’s Salsa!

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Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
Note: Additional substitution information can be found above in the substitution section of this post.
*Not all chipotle sauces are the same spice level, taste the chipotle that you buy to determine the spice level.  You may need to adjust the amount of chipotle sauce depending on spice and desired spice level.  A good medium level chipotle sauce is this one.
*If using boneless chicken thighs, cut the chicken into bite size pieces prior to tossing in chipotle sauce.  Reduce cooking time to 15-20 minutes and then broil for the last 5 minutes.  

Nutrition

Calories: 830kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 1358mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4293IU | Vitamin C: 170mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg
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