These ground chicken chipotle style bowls are the easiest chipotle copycat made at home! This version is gluten-free, dairy-free, and even nightshade free.

Ground chicken is one of my favorite ways to put together a quick meal! It’s cheaper, there’s no chopping involved, and there are so many different ways to use it. It’s the perfect protein to use when make a homemade chipotle inspired burrito bowl! Sure, the classic uses chopped chicken breast, but this version is even easier and just as delicious.

Why you’ll love these Ground Chicken Chipotle Style Bowls

  • Chipotle flavor at home! This is the easiest copycat of the flavor of chipotle style bowls.
  • Adjust to the flavors you like. I love bowls for the ability to adjust whatever flavors you like best or even leave off beans or pickled red onions if you aren’t a fan!

The Ingredients for Ground Chicken Chipotle Style Bowls

  • Jasmine Rice. You could also use cauliflower rice to make it grain free and use the same seasoning.
  • Lime, Avocado Oil, Bay Leaf, Salt, and Pepper. I add these ingredients to get that delicious Chipotle style rice.
  • Cilantro. Chopped for topping!
  • Ground Chicken. 
  • Dried Oregano, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder. These seasonings flavor the ground chicken. You can omit the chili powder for nightshade-free.
  • Black Beans. 
  • Shredded Romaine. 
  • Pickled Red Onion. I recommend making my pickled onions to top these bowls!
  • Avocados. 

All the ingredients needed for ground chicken chipotle bowls on the counter before assembling.

How to make Ground Chicken Chipotle Style Bowls

  • Step One. Make the rice. 
  • Step Two. Cook the chicken.
  • Step Three. Make the beans.
  • Step Four. Assemble the bowls and enjoy.

Tips & Tricks 

  • Make it grain free with cauliflower rice. Apply the same seasonings to cauliflower rice instead of rice, and you have a grain free bowl!
  • Add extra veggies. Fajita veggies like bell peppers and onions would be great additions to this bowl. 

Storage and Reheating Instructions

You can store the components separately in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, simply reheat the beans and chicken together in a pan, adding some extra avocado oil to recrisp everything.

A close up of a ground chicken chipotle style bowl before being enjoyed.

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Ground Chicken Chipotle Style Bowls (Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)

  • Author: Unbound Wellness
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the rice

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped


For the chicken

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional, omit for nightshade free)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped


For the black beans 

  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped


For the bowls 


  1. To cook the rice, rinse the rice and add to the base of a rice cooker. Cover with water, lime juice, salt and pepper, avocado oil and the bay leaf. Place the lid on the rice cooker and allow to cook. Alternatively, you can use other methods to cook the rice and scale the water as needed. Once the rice is cooked, remove the bay leaf and stir in the cilantro. 
  2. To cook the chicken, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with dry seasonings. Crumble until cooked through and finish with lime juice and fresh cilantro. Set aside.
  3. To heat the beans, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Add the beans and season with onion powder, salt and pepper. Heat for 3-5 minutes or until the beans are warm and slightly soft. Finish with lime juice and fresh cilantro. Set aside.
  4. To assemble the bowls, evenly divided the rice, chicken, beans, and lettuce among 4 bowls. Top with sliced avocado and pickled onion to serve!


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.


  • Calories: 539
  • Fat: 25.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.5g
  • Fiber: 13.8g
  • Protein: 30g