Chicken & Black Bean Burrito Bowls

with Cilantro Rice & Guacamole

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This summer, we’re bringing you 12 weeks of recipes designed with busy schedules and flexibility in mind. To garnish these hearty burrito bowls, you'll make your own crispy tortilla strips by pan-frying flour tortillas until golden brown and crispy––perfectly contrasted by a cooling dollop of guacamole also served on top.

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Make the cilantro rice:
1 Make the cilantro rice:

In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to 17 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed. Turn off the heat. Fluff with a fork; stir in the cilantro sauce. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

While the rice cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Evenly stack the tortillas. Halve lengthwise; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper; remove the core. Halve lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. Drain and rinse the beans. In a bowl, combine the chile paste and 2 tablespoons of water

Make the crispy tortilla strips:
3 Make the crispy tortilla strips:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the tortilla strips in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; season with salt. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables:
4 Cook the vegetables:

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally,  3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the beans and demi-glace; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the beans are heated through. Transfer to a large bowl. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the chicken & serve your dish:
5 Cook the chicken & serve your dish:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the glaze (carefully, as it may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the cilantro rice topped with the cooked vegetables, cooked chicken, guacamole, and crispy tortilla strips. Enjoy! 

Make ahead modifications:
6 Make ahead modifications:

Prepare as directed. Transfer the cilantro rice, cooked vegetables, and glazed chicken to separate airtight containers. Cool, uncovered, then cover and refrigerate. Refrigerate the guacamole. Transfer the crispy tortilla strips to a zip-top bag; set aside. Serve as directed. Enjoy!

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Make the cilantro rice:
1 Make the cilantro rice:

In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to 17 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed. Turn off the heat. Fluff with a fork; stir in the cilantro sauce. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

While the rice cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Evenly stack the tortillas. Halve lengthwise; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper; remove the core. Halve lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. Drain and rinse the beans. In a bowl, combine the chile paste and 2 tablespoons of water

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
Make the crispy tortilla strips:
3 Make the crispy tortilla strips:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the tortilla strips in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; season with salt. Wipe out the pan. 

4 Cook the vegetables:

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally,  3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the beans and demi-glace; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the beans are heated through. Transfer to a large bowl. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables:
Cook the chicken & serve your dish:
5 Cook the chicken & serve your dish:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the glaze (carefully, as it may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Serve the cilantro rice topped with the cooked vegetables, cooked chicken, guacamole, and crispy tortilla strips. Enjoy! 

6 Make ahead modifications:

Prepare as directed. Transfer the cilantro rice, cooked vegetables, and glazed chicken to separate airtight containers. Cool, uncovered, then cover and refrigerate. Refrigerate the guacamole. Transfer the crispy tortilla strips to a zip-top bag; set aside. Serve as directed. Enjoy!

Make ahead modifications: