Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

One day I wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle and then remembered Chipotle is gross so I decided to make one myself. This is a basic recipe that can be tweaked according to your needs.

Time: 45 – 75 minutes

Serves: 2 – 4

Ingredients:

– 1 lb of chicken breast

– 1 large can of black beans (retain the juice)

– 1 cup dry rice

– Cheese of your choice (I used a 4 cheese Mexican blend)

– 2 juicy limes

– A bunch of cilantro

– 2 – 4 RIPE Avocados (depending on how much guacamole you want)

– Adobo Sauce (You can buy this at the store or make your own. If you choose to make your own, I’ll explain how to below.)

Ingredients for Adobo Sauce: 4 dried ancho chiles; 4 dried guajillo chiles; 2 teaspoons ginger (fresh or ground); 1 teaspoon of ground cumin; 1.5 teaspoons of kosher salt; and half a teaspoon of black pepper

– Salsa of your choice (I made my own simple salsa. If you want to make this salsa, fill a blender with three tomatoes, two tomatillos, half a red onion, a few jalapenos or whatever other peppers you have available, a teaspoon of salt, lime juice, and cilantro to taste. Pulse a few times until blended and at the thickness you want.)

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Fried Chicken

Everyone likes fried chicken (unless you’re an asshole) but a lot of people don’t know how to make fried chicken. Here’s how to make it correctly and easily.

 

Time: 4 hours in fridge; 25 minutes cook time

Servings: 4 – 6

Ingredients

– Chicken with skin on (You can use whatever part(s) you want. I cut a 1.5 lb breast into large chunks for this recipe.)

– 1 Quart Buttermilk

– Salt (eyeball it, but no more than 1 tbsp.)

– Pepper (same as the salt)

– 2 – 3 cups flour (depending on if you double-dip; more on that later)

– 1 teaspoon paprika

– 1 tbsp. corn starch (optional, but recommended)

– 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional)

– Dash of Garlic Salt (optional)

– 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

– Oil (I used peanut oil for this, but just about any oil will work.)

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