|Me... at the "ChipotME" counter|
I decided to put an end to this madness and went on a search to find "copycat recipes" that I could make myself, in an effort to recreate my beloved "burrito bowl", may she rest in peace.
Well guess what folks...? I did it. And you know what else...? I can almost guarantee it has a fraction of the calories than what "Chipoodle" is dishing out.
So come along... I'll show you where to find the recipes and how to whip up this yummy lunch that is sure to satisfy that craving. (Disclaimer: I'm not a photographer, so don't be disappointed if the pics are crappy and dark) ;)
Let's start with the base layer.... QUINOA. I tried this instead of their cilantro lime rice because they load it up with tons of oil. Quinoa is a better, healthier (loaded with fiber and iron) alternative... and it's easy as pie to make. Plus, let's face it, cilantro tastes like dish soap.
Never made Quinoa? Don't fret, my dear. Here's everything you need to know: How to cook Quinoa
3-4 chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch dressing seasoning
1-2 cups chicken stock
Throw everything in the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours (or low for 6 hours). Remove chicken, shred and throw back into the juices. Make it the day before and eat it for DAYS! It has more flavor than the mystery (and chewy) chicken at "Chipotes"
1 bell pepper
1/2 red onion
Slice and add to a skillet with non-stick spray, cook on medium and be sure to add a pinch of salt. Remove once they've softened a bit. VOILA.
Salsa copycat recipe
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|All mixed up! Isn't she pretty?!|