Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Chicken Burrito Bowls from Damn Delicious Meal Prep

If you are familiar with Chungah Rhee’s blog Damn Delicious, then you are well aware that this woman knows her food. Her first cookbook of the same name is one of the most used on my shelf. Her latest book, Damn Delicious Meal Prep, 115 Easy Recipes for Low-Calorie, High-Energy Living is just as good.

I have always liked the idea of meal prep, but never knew exactly how to get started. Oh sure, I’ve dabbled, but I didn’t have enough recipes to really go at it seriously. Now, I do. This book is the Bible of meal prep. An ample introduction will familiarize you with the process, a comprehensive shopping list will guide you as to exactly what to get, and then you will be off and running. Once you try this, it will change your life.

Every recipe that I have tried has been easy to prepare, satisfying, and delicious. The bonus is that meals are on hand when I want them, and good for me as well. Talk about a win, win!

The recipes run the gamut from snacks to smoothies, lunches and dinners, breakfasts, and even desserts.

My favorites have been the Thai Basil Chicken Balls, Vegetable Potstickers, Freezer Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches, Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole, and the recipe that I am sharing with you today for Chicken Burrito Bowls. So grab your
prep bowls and let’s go!

This was my first experience with ground chicken and it will not be my last. I couldn’t believe how good it was. There is something about the texture of the chicken, combined with the seasonings, that really makes you feel as if you are eating a decadent burrito. I replaced the plain rice for my
Cilantro Lime Rice, and instead of making Pico de Gallo I used some salsa that I had in the fridge. I am so happy to have so many delicious meals this week, all of which are low in calories. This recipe provides you with an incredibly delicious meal for a mere 488 calories. Plus it is low in fat, and high in protein. Wow!

Each recipe in this book, most of which are accompanied by luscious photos, features an into by Rhee, provides prep time, cook time, total time, and number of servings, plus includes nutritional facts at the bottom. I think you will be surprised at how delicious relatively few calories can be.

I cannot say enough about this wonderful book. Next I’m going to try the Mason Jar Lasagna. After that the Fried Chicken TV Dinner. The excitement never ends!

I don’t think I have ever had as much fun making a week's worth of dinners as I have making these. If you don’t have this book buy it!
Chicken Burrito Bowls
From Damn Delicious Meal Prep

Chipotle Cream Sauce

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

2/3 cup brown rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground chicken
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1¾ cups corn kernels (Frozen, canned, or roasted)
½ cup pico de gallo (homemade our store-but)
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
1 lime, cut into wedges (optional) optional

For the Chipotle Cream Sauce

Whisk together the yogurt, chipotle pepper, garlic, and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for up to three days.

Cook the rice according to package instructions in a large saucepan with 2 cups of water; set aside (I made my
Cilantro Lime Rice instead.)

Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder, and paprika; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken has browned, 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.

Divide rice into four meal prep containers. Top with ground chicken mixture, black beans, corn, and pico de gallo. It will keep covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Drizzle with Chipotle Cream Sauce.  Garnish with cilantro and lime wedge, if desired, and serve. Reheat in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Tanza Erlambang said...

I like chicken things...yummy
have a great day

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A great way to enjoy a chicken burrito with the extra carbs! I love her website too!