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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls are a delicious and healthy meal to make easily in the Instant Pot. Great for a simple family meal.

chicken and rice taco bowl with a spoon.
Tasty burrito bowl with shredded cheese on top

Love my Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls? Try my Instant Pot Asian Beef and my Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops for more delicious Instant Pot dinners.

Making dinner has never been easier and quicker. The ingredients for these Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls are simple and cooked in under 30 minutes.

We enjoy the concept of eating a burrito in a bowl with no tortilla needed. However, you can go a step further and wrap it up into a tortilla and make a burrito, too. Both are delicious!

What Is A Burrito Bowl?

A burrito bowl is basically a deconstructed burrito without the tortilla. It is made with all of your favorite burrito filling ingredients, and can still be topped with your favorite burrito toppings. My favorites are sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, salsa and cheese!

burrito bowl with a spoon.
The perfect weeknight chicken and rice burrito bowl

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quickly made in the Instant Pot.
  • Perfect family meal.
  • Easy, mostly pantry ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Salsa
  • Uncooked White Rice
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Cilantro

How To Make This Recipe

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Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls process

Step 1:

Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the pot becomes hot, add in the oil, and onions. Stir occasionally for about 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften.

Step 2:

While the onions are cooking, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Step 3:

Add in the minced garlic. Stir for about one minute.

Step 4:

Add the chicken broth to the pot. Scrape any residue from the onion and garlic that made still remain on the bottom of the pot.

Step 5:

Add the chili powder, cumin, chicken breasts, Black beans, corn, and salsa. Mix well.

Step 6:

On top of the mixture add the white rice. Press the rice grains into the liquid making sure that every grain is submerged.

Step 7:

Close and lock the lid. Make sure that the valve is closed. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the cooking time is complete, quick release the steam.

Step 8:

Open the lid, and gently mix everything together. Transfer to bowls and then top with your favorite toppings.

top view of a burrito bowl.
The best simple Instant Pot dinner.

How Do I Store My Leftover Burrito Bowl?

Transfer cooled food to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze My Leftover Burrito Bowl?

Yes! Transfer cooled food to a freezer safe container and lay flat to freeze. The food will last up to 6 months in the freezer.

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20 minute Instant Pot dinner

You can also find my FREE Instant Pot cheat sheets here.

Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

burrito bowl with a spoon.

Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls are a delicious and healthy meal to make easily in the Instant Pot. Great for a simple family meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can corn kernels, drained
  • 16 ounce jar salsa
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the pot becomes hot, add in the oil, and onions. Stir occasionally for about 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften.
  2. While the onions are cooking, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Add in the minced garlic. Stir for about one minute.
  4. Add the chicken broth to the pot. Scrape any residue from the onion and garlic that made still remain on the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add the chili powder, cumin, chicken breasts, Black beans, corn, and salsa. Mix well.
  6. On top of the mixture add the white rice. Press the rice grains into the liquid making sure that every grain is submerged.
  7. Close and lock the lid. Make sure that the valve is closed. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the cooking time is complete, quick release the steam.
  8. Open the lid, and gently mix everything together. Transfer to bowls and then top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn't actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1776mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 20g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Emily Liao

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Loved how easy this was to make right in my instant pot! So flavorful and my chicken turned out perfectly.

simplylowcal

Friday 18th of December 2020

That's great to hear, Emily. :)

Beth

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Now this is our kind of meal! I am finally going to purchase that instant pot for Christmas!

simplylowcal

Friday 18th of December 2020

You will love it! We use the Instant Pot all the time.

Neli Howard

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Burrito bowls are my fave, and I have some white rice sitting on the shelf right now. Looks like I just found what I’m having for dinner!

simplylowcal

Friday 18th of December 2020

Perfect! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Shanna

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I made this for dinner last night and it was so good. I love recipes that I can throw in the Instant Pot.

simplylowcal

Friday 18th of December 2020

Me too! Makes dinner time so much easier. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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