How to Make Chipotle Style Chicken Bowls @ Home (and diet friendly!)

I love Chipotle. If you read my blog with any regularity, you are already well aware of that. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE their food. I love eating all of the veggies I get in my bowl- knowing it's good for me and it tastes good. I love getting barbacoa, since I rarely cook red meat at home. There is RARELY a time I would rather not eat at Chipotle. Last time I can recall, I was pregnant and dealing with all-day sickness. (Guys: morning sickness is a joke- it does NOT stick to mornings. False advertising)

Anyway, I wanted to make something Chipotle-esque at home that also allowed me to keep to my Weight Watcher's eating plan. So here's what I made (and you can make too!)...

1. Shredded Chicken
This part is EASY. You get out your crockpot, and add the following spices:
1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1.5 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1.5 tsp oregano
And then you add 3/4 cup of water and three chicken breasts (to serve 3-4 adults). If you like onions, toss in 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced finely. Crank that baby up to high (if you start around lunch time) or turn it to low if you're simmering all day. When you are getting ready for dinner, shred the now super tender chicken with two forks. It will take you 28 seconds. It's AWESOME.2. Whip up a batch of Gina's Chipotle style rice.

3. Put out small bowls of chopped romaine lettuce, shredded low fat Mexican cheese, light sour cream and salsa. (I like hot sauce too :-))

4. Pile 1 cup of rice with 1 cup of shredded chicken with two handfuls of lettuce, 1/4 cup of cheese, 2 tbsp of sour cream and hot sauce to your heart's content for a DELICIOUS 10 WW point meal. Feel free to adjust quantities to suit your point needs, or eliminate sour cream OR cheese to shave off a few points. (I used 1 tbsp sour cream and 1/8 cup cheese)This recipe has been husband tasted and approved! :-)

8 comments:

  1. Diet and Friendly do not belong together~

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  2. looks good and easy, can't wait to try! can you work on trying to find a recipe for the chipotle salad dressing...I crave that stuff!

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  3. Touche Missy, relevant point. Perhaps I should go with "waist line friendly" or "health friendly" next time :-)

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  4. you're too sweet! but don't spend too much time, I've tried and haven't had too much luck...and if you can't find it, I'll just meet you at Chipotle :)

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  5. I love this! I am gonna definitely give it a try... I don't know if I will get the same cheesy-husband-grin when all is said and done but that's okay!

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  6. Dayna: Here is the most legit seeming match I've found... http://meemoskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/08/chipotle-mexican-grill-chipotle-honey.html

    Julie: Sorry, cheesy grin not guaranteed ;-)

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  7. Instructions like that are very helpful, now to make chipotle style chicken bowls @ home (and diet friendly!) is an quick task with your suggestions. Thanks

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