March 7, 2022

Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

These Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls are a quick 30-minute dinner! Tender chicken and fajita veggies are all cooked on one sheet pan for easy cleanup and then turned into perfect burrito bowls with all of your favorite toppings.

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

I love a good burrito bowl and these sheet pan chicken burrito bowls do not disappoint. They’re quick, so easy to make, and perfect to meal prep in advance for a quick healthy lunch or dinner.

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The bulk of these burrito bowls come together entirely on a sheet pan which means there is minimal work and prep! You can easily make a sheet pan of chicken and veggies, chop up your toppings, and assemble these bowls for a quick lunch all week. 

This recipe is full of protein from both the chicken and beans, and packed with plenty of fresh veggies and healthy fats. You can easily customize them with all your favorite toppings, which is the best part!

burrito bowl ingredients

Burrito Bowl Ingredients

  • Bell peppers
  • Yellow onion 
  • Chicken thighs
  • Olive oil 
  • Lime juice
  • Spices
  • All your favorite burrito toppings!

raw chicken and peppers on sheet pan

The Best Chicken to Use for Burrito Bowls

The next step in making these burrito bowls is seasoning the chicken.. This recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

I personally love using these because they don’t dry out and get tough in the oven and they are also a bit cheaper per pound than breasts. But, if you want to, you can use chicken breast instead.

If you are going to use chicken breast here are a few tips:

  • Make sure that the chicken breasts are not too thick or too thin. You do not want the chicken breasts to take too long to cook because then the peppers will be overdone. You also don’t want them to be too thin, because they will dry out.
  • Check the chicken breast mid-way through and remove them from the pan if they are already cooked.

chicken and veggies on sheet pan

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

Step One: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place the sliced peppers and onions on a parchment lined sheet pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken thighs, olive oil, lime juice, and spices. Mix everything until the chicken is well coated and then place the chicken thighs on the sheet pan. Bake the chicken and veggies for 30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan, dice it up, and then return it to the pan. Pour some of the pan juices over the chicken and set aside.

Step Two: While the chicken is cooking, heat one can of black beans in a small pot on the stove. Add a sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cumin for extra flavor.

Step Three: Cook according to the package instructions. Add a squeeze of lime juice and chopped cilantro when it’s finished cooking to take things to the next level.

Step Four:  Start with a bed of lettuce and then pile on the chicken, peppers and onions, rice, beans, and whatever else your heart desires! Dig in!

burrito bowl ingredients

How to Serve

When the chicken and veggies are done cooking, you just remove the chicken from the sheet pan, dice it up, return it to the pan, and give it a toss it in the pan juices.

Now, once everything is cooked, you can go in a few different directions here. I highly suggest making a loaded burrito bowl similar to the one pictured in this post, but there are few other options, too!

Especially if you’re making this a meal prep recipe you might want to switch things up a bit throughout the week.

Here a few other ways to use the chicken and veggies:

  • make traditional burritos or tacos with your favorite tortillas
  • serve the chicken and veggies with rice and beans
  • make lettuce wrap tacos

two sheet pan burrito bowls

Favorite Burrito Bowl Toppings

One of the things I love most about bowls like this is how easy they are to customize. These chicken burrito bowls are also a great dinner party point.

All you have to do is put a couple of sheet pans in the oven with the chicken and veggies, and then lay out all of the toppings for your guests to choose from. This way, everyone is happy no matter what their dietary needs.

Here are a few of my favorite toppings to use on your bowls:

  • black beans seasoned with a little garlic powder and salt
  • white rice
  • sharp white cheddar cheese (the sharper the better for me, please)
  • avocado
  • pico de gallo
  • loads of fresh cilantro
  • even more pickled red onions
  • sour cream
  • avocado corn salsa
  • tortilla chips
  • a generous squeeze of lime juice over every single inch of the bowl

burrito bowl

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I hope you give this Sheet Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl a try! It’s the perfect quick and easy dinner recipe.

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Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls (Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Method

  1. For the chicken and veggies: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place the sliced peppers and onions on a greased sheet pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken thighs, olive oil, lime juice, and spices. Mix everything until the chicken is well coated and then place the chicken thighs on the sheet pan. Bake the chicken and veggies for 30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan, dice it up, and then return it to the pan. Pour some of the pan juices over the chicken and set aside.
  2. For the black beans: While the chicken is cooking, heat one can of black beans in a small pot on the stove. Add a sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cumin for extra flavor.
  3. For the rice: Cook according to the package instructions. Add a squeeze of lime juice and chopped cilantro when it’s finished cooking to take things to the next level.
  4. Assemble the bowls: Start with a bed of lettuce and then pile on the chicken, peppers and onions, rice, beans, and whatever else your heart desires! Dig in!

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA

 

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  1. This recipe is so easy to throw together for a quick dinner and tastes delicious!! The chicken has so much flavor. It’s definitely going into my rotation.

  2. This is a family fav that ends up on our menu almost every week! We usually have leftovers for a delicious taco salad the next day!

    • I’m so glad that this recipe has become a regular favorite for you, Deanna! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  3. My family absolutely loves this recipe!! I have made it several times and I am still amazed at all the great flavor, but how easy it is to put together!
    Can’t wait to try more recipes!

  4. So easy and delicious. Love how quick and customizable this recipe is. If I hadn’t made it myself, I would have believed my husband drove an hour to the nearest Chipotle to pick up dinner.

  5. Talk about YUM! The chicken was perfectly flavored (definitely go with thighs, so good) and so easy to make! We used the chicken and veggies to make burrito bowls with romaine, rice, and black beans. Even my picky children loved it!

  6. I’ve made these burrito bowls a few times now as a meal prep option and it is such a delicious and easy meal! It comes together in no time, and it is SO flavorful!! Seasoning the beans is such a simple thing, but it makes such a HUGE difference!!

  7. I make extra seasoning to sprinkle over the veggies along with an extra lime. I pair this with my favorite cilantro lime rice and black beans with cumin, garlic powder and lime. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!

  8. Yum! Love that I throw everything on one pan, pop into the oven and throw on some toppings and done! The chicken was beyond flavorful. I used the bell peppers, onions along with the chicken over mixed greens and rice with avocado, pico de gallo and salsa. SO delicious!

  9. Simple, quick, delicious recipe — gives time to prep the rest of the bowl/sides and clean while the chicken/veggies cook. Makes plenty of food for leftovers for lunches the next day or two.

  10. Served this Chicken Burrito Bowl to my family and they loved it. So easy using one sheet pan for everything, brilliant idea! I will be using this recipe and cooking method again.

  11. Thank you so much for this recipe – made it tonight and it was delicious! (Even my toddler loved it!) Also really quick and minimal dishes/cleanup. Just found your blog, and can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  12. This was awesome. I’ve tried recreating chipotle bowls before and never get the flavors right-this was it! Give me all the sheet pan meals, too.

  13. This was delicious! Made with chicken breasts, ’cause that’s what I had, but otherwise followed directions. My family all enjoyed it, and I will definitely be making it again soon!!!

  14. Made this recipe tonight, and it will definitely be a staple in our house! The flavors were incredible, the clean up was quick, and it will be great for meal prep. Dare I say even better than Chipotle 🙂 We didn’t have a red onion in the house, so excited to try adding the pickled onions next time! Thank you for sharing such delicious recipes!

  15. Seriously good. This will definitely be one of my family’s go-tos. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  16. Yum! It was so good! Lots of flavor, and the perfect bit of heat. My fiance made his own salsa to go on it and we added corn too. I will definitely make this again and share it.

  17. Great recipe! Followed it exactly as directed and it was delicious. An awesome macro balanced meal and perfect for meal prep. Thank you!

  18. I made these tonight and my family really liked the chicken. I did use chicken breast since that’s all I had on hand. Really easy and good recipe!

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