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Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Need some lunch inspiration? These chicken burrito bowls are so easy to prepare on the
weekend and to take as lunch to work. Packed with protein and fibre, they will help you avoid the midday energy crash. They also freeze well so you have some healthy, easy dinners on hand. Experiment with some extra veggies and toppings.

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Ingredients:

Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless3 each3 each
Bell peppers, sliced3 each3 each
Red onion, large, sliced1 each1 each
Olive oil2 Tbsp30 mL
Taco seasoning1 Tbsp15 mL
Salt½ tsp7 mL
Pepper½ tsp7 mL
Salsa1 jar1 jar
Brown rice, cooked3 cups750 mL
Black beans, drained & rinsed1 can1 can
Corn1 can1 can
Cheddar cheese, shredded1 cup250 mL
Lime, wedged1 each1 each
Cilantro, fresh½ cup125 mL

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Place the chicken, peppers, and onions onto the baking sheet and drizzle with oil.
  4. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts.
  5. Salt and pepper the peppers and onions, tossing to coat.
  6. Top each chicken breast with a generous pour of salsa.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Rest chicken for 10 minutes, before slicing into strips.
  9. Add a base of brown rice to 6 food storage containers. Top each with a scoop of black beans, corn, additional salsa, cheddar cheese, cooked peppers and onions, and sliced chicken. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.
  10. Store in the refrigerator (and enjoy any extras immediately). Can be kept refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  11. Meal-prep FTW! Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings ( 516 g /serving).  1 serving = ~1.5 cups

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