RECIPE | Mexican Chicken Burrito Bowl – just 400 calories per serving!

16th July 2019

After eating at a Barburrito restaurant in Manchester a few weeks ago I have been fixated on Mexican food and recreating the meal that I had in the closest way possible. I was worried that either this would drastically fail or that it would be ridiculously high in calories but I was so wrong! It’s actually amazingly close to the ‘real deal’ and comes in at around 400 calories per serving!

Mexican Recipe

So for the marinade you will need:

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbs of olive oil (or you can use a few sprays of fry light if you prefer)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp of garlic granules
  • 1 tsp of onion granules
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of chilli
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika


For the salad you will need:

  • 1 packet of rocket
  • 1 packet of microwavable wholegrain rice
  • Pickled gherkins
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • ½ a tin of refried beans
  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • Sprinkling of coriander


  1. Mix all herbs and spices for the marinade together with the olive oil and coat over the chicken. Leave this in the fridge for at least half an hour (the longer the better).
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 180.
  3. Whilst the chicken is marinating prep your salad. Add any other of your salad favourites!
  4. Mix your chickpeas into your refried beans.
  5. Cook chicken at 180 for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, slice into thin strips and place onto your salad.
  7. Finish with a sprinkling of coriander and some grated cheese if you fancy!

I prepped my chicken the night before so that this was so quick and easy after a long day at work! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Kate x



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