Speedy Chicken Burrito Salad Bowls


I think we all get caught with a sparse amount of fresh ingredients on hand from time to time. But with a modestly stocked pantry, you can whip up these boisterous chicken burrito salad bowls.

Speedy Chicken Burrito Salad Bowls - a delicious pantry recipe that's naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly.

Hesitant on cans? I recently read that canned fruits and vegetables are picked and packed when they’re at their peak of ripeness and nutrition, sealing in both freshness and flavor – a process similar to home canning. That said, I would look for brands that are BPA-free and perhaps go even a step further with quality.

My “cantry” isn’t plentiful, but I actually have olives, corn, diced tomatoes, beans and green chilies on hand most of the time, making these chicken burrito salad bowls an easy any day meal that’s gentle on the pocketbook, too.

Speedy Chicken Burrito Salad Bowls - a delicious pantry recipe that's naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly.The recipe with photo for these chicken burrito salad bowls was shared with us by Cans Get You Cooking.

Special Diet Notes: Chicken Burrito Salad Bowl

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

For vegan burrito salad bowls, simply swap in your favorite vegetarian, dairy-free protein. We like jackfruit, tempeh, or marinated tofu, but there are some great prepared vegan “meats”, too.

Speedy Chicken Burrito Salad Bowls
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Burrito Salad:
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (can sub millet or quinoa)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 10-ounce can chicken breast chunks, drained and flaked
  • 1 10-ounce can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 4.25-ounce can diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 2.2-ounce can sliced ripe black olives, drained
Southwest Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
To make the Burrito Salad
  1. Place the lettuce leaves in individual bowls. Top with the brown rice, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken, corn, green chilies and black olives.
To make the Southwest Dressing
  1. Combine the lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over the salads.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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