Chicken Burrito Bowl in the Instant Pot

One of my favorite things to eat at Chipotle is the chicken burrito bowl. For quite some time I’ve wanted to make my own at home. The other day I decided to give it a try. I was very pleased with how it turned out. This recipe is simple and easy to make and it tastes great.

You can watch my video below for step by step instructions on how to make the burrito bowl. I would love to connect with you. Please leave me a comment below.

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 7 mins

Adapted From Melissa at:


1 1/3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces

3 tablespoons of grape seed oil

1 diced yellow onion (size medium)

1 cup of uncooked brown rice

1 14.5 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes drained

1 15 oz can of organic black beans drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 teaspoon of cumin

2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth

sharp cheddar cheese

kosher salt and pepper

freshly diced tomatoes

diced green onions

sour cream or Greek Yogurt



Add 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil to your Instant Pot. Turn the saute button on and allow pot to read “Hot.”

Season diced chicken with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

Once oil is hot, add your chicken to the pot. Saute chicken ½ batch at a time.

Once chicken is browned remove it from the instant pot.

Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add an additional tablespoon of grapeseed oil and rice. Cook for about 2 minutes.

Stir in black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, cumin and chicken.

Lock Instant Pot lid in place and set to Manual for 7 minutes.

Use Quick Pressure Release.

Once pressure pin drops, open Instant Pot and stir ingredients with a fork.

Allow this mixture to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Add your favorite toppings. I used avocado, sharp cheddar cheese, plain Greek yogurt, green onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. You can add salsa if you like. Enjoy!

Equipment I use:

Light Kit:

Light bulbs:

The Instant Pot I used in the video can be found here:

My Defrosting Tray can be found here:
Tramontina Reverseable Grill Griddle/Quick Defrosting Tray My tray is a charcoal color but this is the same tray in a copper color.

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Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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