This Instant Pot burrito bowl is a great choice for a healthy meal. Chicken burrito bowls from national restaurant chains are usually about 600 calories.Making your own gives you the freedom to choose ingredients that are lower in calories or fat and higher in satisfying protein.
Chicken is a great choice for a healthy meal like this one because it’s a lean meat, with very little fat and lots of protein. The black beans are also a great source of healthy protein that make this burrito bowl a filling meal.
Because it’s so easy to customize, this Instant Pot burrito bowl recipe is great to make for parties or to serve a large crowd. It’s one basic dish that can be tweaked in a million little ways. Depending on what toppings you use, it can become cheesier, healthier, spicier, etc. You can simply leave it plain for those who aren’t as adventurous.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
1 (796mL) can diced tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup white rice
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Optional topping ideas:
Pico de gallo or salsa
Sliced green onions
Add all ingredients except for toppings and cheese to Instant Pot in the order in which they are listed, pressing rice down a bit into the liquid as shown in the video below. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure
valve is set to seal.
Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 5 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook the 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare your toppings. Do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
Mix in cheese, stirring well to combine. Serve in bowls with desired toppings and enjoy!