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Bottom-Friendly Chipotle Chicken Bowls



Active Time:

1 hr

Total Time:

4 hr (thanks, beans)

Why is this better on your bottom?

  • High-fiber side dishes and condiments

  • Plant diversity 

  • Lean chicken breasts 

  • "Burped" beans 

  • Avocados assist with anti-bloating

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For the black beans (best done the day before):

  1. Place the dry beans in a stock pot and cover with water. Add the ground coriander, bay leaves, seeds, sazón, and large pinches of salt (the water will be drained so be generous: think ocean water). Place the pot over high heat and bring to a rolling boil.

  2. Boil for 10 minutes and then cover and turn off the heat. Let the beans sit for at least 2 hours in the hot cooking water, best overnight. Drain the beans and rinse them off very well. Remove the bay leaves and garlic cloves. Cook the beans again with diced onions, garlic, spices, and broth for 1-2 hours. Transfer the beans to an airtight container.

For the Adobo Chicken:

  1. Pound chicken about 1/4 inch thick and place in a gallon ziplock bag.

  2. Blend the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, ground cumin, honey, lime juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until smooth. Pour the marinade into the ziplock bag and marinate the chicken for at least two hours or overnight.

  3. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Remove the chicken from the bag and once the oil is hot, place the chicken in the skillet. You may have to cook the chicken in batches depending on how big the breasts are. Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes per side, making sure to not disturb the chicken so that it can develop a char. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before dicing into cubes. Transfer the chicken to an airtight container.

For the cilantro lime rice:

  1. Place all the ingredients except for the cilantro and lime juice in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 45 minutes.

  2. Once the rice is done cooking, turn the heat off and let it sit for 15 minutes. Remove the lid, and remove the garlic clove and bay leaves. Add the cilantro and lime juice and fluff the rice with a fork, mixing in the cilantro as you fluff. Transfer the rice to an airtight container.

For the pepper and onions:

  1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and peppers with a pinch of salt. Toss well and let sit in an even layer, mixing every few minutes. You want the onions and peppers to develop a slight char around the edges. Cook until the onions start to become transparent ~8 minutes. Transfer the onion and peppers to an airtight container.

For the guacamole:

  1. Add all ingredients directly to an airtight container. Mash the avocado using a fork and mix the guacamole well. Place the avocado pits into the guacamole to keep it green longer.


For the Adobo Chicken:

  • 5 chicken breasts, thinly pounded

  • 7 oz. chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tbsp honey

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1/2 tbsp pepper

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

For the black beans:

  • 1 lb. dry black beans

  • 1 tbsp ground coriander

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 3-5 bay leaves

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds or cumin seeds

  • 1 pack of sazón or 1 tbsp of sazón

  • 2-3 large pinches of salt

For the cilantro lime rice:

  • 2 cups dry brown rice

  • 4 cups of water

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/4 C cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced

For the pepper and onions:

  • 1 white one, sliced thinly

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, core removed and sliced into strips

  • 1 red bell pepper, core removed and sliced into strips

For the guacamole:

  • 2 Hass avocados, pit reserved and skins removed

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2-3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Additional toppings:

  • Sour cream, vegan or regular

  • Chopped cilantro

  • Corn, removed from the cobb

  • Shredded cheese, vegan or regular

  • Salsas

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