Lunch Box Burrito Bowls

burrito bowl in a lunch box

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Skip the fast-food and make these lunchbox burrito bowls at home with fresh ingredients and your favorite taco night toppings.



For the bowls:

  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, about 3 to 4 cups
  • 8-ounce container salsa


  • 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  1. Cook rice according to package directions on the stovetop or rice cooker.
  2. Prepare your burrito bowl toppings by transferring them into bowls.
  3. Heat your rotisserie chicken and shred the meat, using two forks and on a cutting board, into smaller pieces.
  4. Fill serving bowls with cooked rice, top with shredded chicken, salsa, and desired toppings to build 6 bowls.
  5. For a grain-free bowl, use shredded lettuce instead of rice.

To Pack for Lunch: 

  1. Layer the cooked rice into a thermos or lunch container. Top with chicken, salsa, and cheese. 
  2. Pack the guacamole and sour cream into separate mini sauce containers to be added to the bowls prior to eating. 



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