I love Chipotle. I haven’t been there in several months, but nevertheless, my love persists.
I had a Chipotle right across the street of my university in undergrad. It was not uncommon for me to choose burrito bowls and tortilla chips as my fuel for late-night study marathons, double-shifts at work, or to simply tame the beast I call my appetite.
I should tell you that this isn’t a recipe.
This is a do-whatever-you-want type of thing.
The only thing that really tasted like Chipotle in my bowl was my cilantro-lime rice. Which is a stupid easy recipe I got from here.
Everything else, while amazingly delicious, tasted about 10% similar to Chipotle.
Which is why I’ve chosen to call this a wannabe Chipotle bowl. A better name might be “Chipotle’s distant cousin twice removed bowl”…but that’s just out of hand.
For the chicken, I dry-rubbed the heck out of it with basically the entire contents of my spice cabinet. Almost. I used cumin, chipotle powder, garlic powder, oregano, and cracked black pepper. Rubbed the chicken with a drizzle of olive oil and threw it in a plastic bag with a splash of orange juice for good measure.
After marinating for a couple hours, I grilled the chicken on my baby George Foreman and served it with fresh avocado and jarred salsa.
Easy, easy, easy.
Just a thought: Fajita veggies would be so perfect. I’m lazy and just munched on a raw red bell pepper instead. Same diff.
Boom. Chipotle burrito bowl/do what you want bowl/distant cousin bowl. Have fun experimenting! And for your knowledge: If you want to make something a little more authentic, this website looks like a treasure trove of all things Chipotle.
Love to you!