Low-carb Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls are the perfect easy dinner, lunch, or meal prep that you can easily throw together.
Although we used the Instant Pot to make this recipe, if you scroll below you will find directions to help you make these burrito bowls on the stove and in a slow cooker.
Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
Burrito bowls in the Instant Pot are simple and only take a few minutes. You will only need to cook the chicken and cauliflower rice in the Instant Pot, the rest of the ingredients in your bowl are fresh vegetables that you can chop and prepare while the chicken and riced cauliflower are cooking.
To cook the chicken you will want to chop it into bite-sized pieces. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode, when the Instant Pot is hot add the chicken and seasoning.
Next, sauté the chicken for a few minutes until it is browned but not cooked through. Turn the Instant Pot off, then add the water and deglaze the bottom. Deglazing your Instant Pot will ensure that you don’t get a burn notice when cooking.
Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice
If you have never made cauliflower rice before, I show you how to make it with no mess in this cauliflower rice post. For this recipe, you will need about 2 cups of uncooked cauliflower rice.
I used plain cauliflower rice, but you can spice it up however you like.
To cook the cauliflower rice at the same time as the chicken you will want to place your trivet oven the chicken in the Instant Pot, then place an oven-safe bowl containing your cauliflower rice on the trivet. You can use any stainless steel, ceramic, or glass bowl that fits a lot as the bowl is oven-safe.
Your chicken and cauliflower rice will need to cook for one minute on high pressure. Use either the “manual”, “pressure cook”, or “meat/stew” setting. Let the pressure release naturally for at least 5 minutes.
Assembling Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
How you assemble your burrito bowls are up to you. I like to serve the chicken and cauliflower rice over a bed of fresh leafy greens like spinach. Then I top it with mashed avocado, diced bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, and cilantro.
You can add any low-carb burrito topping that you like. Sour cream, shredded cheese, or homemade salsa are all wonderful toppings.
The chicken and cauliflower rice can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, which makes this burrito bowls a perfect recipe for meal prepped lunches.
How To Cook In The Slow Cooker?
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no problem. There are many ways you can cook chicken burrito bowls.
To make it in the slow cooker, you will want to add the chicken, seasonings, and cauliflower rice to your slow cooker. Cover your slow cooker with the lid and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
When making your burrito bowls in the slow cooker you can either mix the rice in with the chicken and seasonings, or you can push the seasoned chicken to one side and cook the cauliflower on the other side. Either way, it tastes great.
How To Cook On The Stove Top?
Cooking your burrito bowls on the stove is simple. First, heat the oil in a skillet. Then add the chicken and seasonings. It will take about 7-10 minutes to cook the chicken through. You want the chicken to have an internal temperature of 75 degrees C/165 degrees F.Low-carb instant pot chicken burrito bowls for the win! The best quick and easy family meal! #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #glutenfree #sugarfree
When the chicken is done remove it from the pan and set it aside. You can cook your cauliflower rice in the same seasoned pan you cooked your chicken, this will flavor the cauliflower rice.
If you prefer plain cauliflower rice, add a bit of oil to a new pan and sauté the cauliflower rice on medium heat until it softens. Then assemble your burrito bowls.
Low-Carb Chicken Burrito Bowls
Chicken burrito bowls really are that easy. This recipe is really just a base recipe, there are so many ways you can customize the bowls.
While we love eating them for dinner, I also enjoy prepping them for lunch for myself and my children. I’d love to hear your favorite toppings for your chicken burrito bowls, comment below.
Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
Burrito Chicken & Cauliflower Rice
- diced tomatoes
- diced yellow bell pepper
- chopped red onions
- mashed avocado
- jalepeno slices
- Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot add the chicken and seasoning to the Instant Pot. Brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes, this will keep the chicken from sticking together while cooking.
- Turn the Instant pot off. Add the water to the Instant Pot and deglaze the bottom of the insert. This will ensure you do not get a burn notice while cooking. Next, place the trivet over the chicken. Add the cauliflower rice to an oven-safe bowl that fits inside your Instant Pot. Place the bowl of cauliflower rice on top of the trivet.
- Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook for 1 minute using the "manual" or "pressure cook" button. Let the pressure release naturally for at least 5 minutes before doing a quick release and removing the lid.
- Assemble your burrito bowls by placing chicken and cauliflower rice over a bed of spinach or leafy greens. Add your desired toppings and enjoy!
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