Avocado Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls

A colorful salsa, made with creamy avocado, tomatoes, jalapeño and a splash of lime not only makes this hearty chicken burrito bowl beautiful, but it also delivers big flavor in every bite.
Prep 40 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup tomato, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Kit
  • Oil, water and butter called for on package
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, stir together Avocado Salsa ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Add rice (from burrito bowl kit), 1 3/4 cups water and butter to 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, stir chicken, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and seasoning mix (from burrito bowl kit) until well coated. Cook over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very little liquid remains and chicken is cooked through and begins to brown.
  4. Divide rice among 4 serving bowls. Top with chicken, avocado salsa, queso fresco, cilantro and queso blanco sauce (from burrito bowl kit). Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Expert Tips

  • If you’d like your avocado salsa spicy, just substitute serrano chile for the jalapeño in this recipe. If you like it even spicier, don’t seed the chile before chopping.
  • If full-sized tomatoes are not in season, try substituting chopped cherry tomatoes to get the best flavor.
  • Relax responsibly®. Corona® Hard Seltzer Spiked Sparkling Water with Natural Flavors. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL


  • 1 Bowl Calories 650 (Calories from Fat 290);  Total Fat 32g (Saturated Fat 10g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 105mg;  Sodium 1520mg;  Potassium 730mg;  Total Carbohydrate 53g (Dietary Fiber 5g ,Sugars 6g);  Protein 38g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 30%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Vegetable;  3 Very Lean Meat;  5 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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