Chipotle vs Homemade Chicken Burrito Bowls. Chipotle has always been my go tos when I’m in a pinch and need something quick. I don’t eat out very often but I think chipotle is a pretty good choice when you need a quick meal ? @themealprepmanual⠀
The Homemade Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe is included in The Meal Prep Manual – 1st Edition eBook. The biggest advantage to making your own burrito bowls is that you can customize them anyway you like. I prefer to add extra chicken to my bowls, probably double what chipotle puts into theirs. I also cut way back on the rice and guacamole. I think they put way too much of both of those in the bowls. I also omit the beans and cheese just because it’s more things to buy and I don’t think they really tip the scales in making a good burrito bowl. To answer the question you probably have about guacamole, to prevent browning I slightly overfill the container so that the small lid is pressing right against the guacamole creating an airtight seal. Lemon or lime juice on top of the guacamole can do it too. I get the containers on amazon. ⠀
The bowls compared here aren’t a perfect comparison because of the omitted cheese and beans but that’s part of the advantage of making them homemade in my eyes. When you go to Chipotle it’s much easier to just add that stuff to your bowl. It’s free and you might as well get your money’s worth. Portion sizing is one of the things people struggle with most. Restaurant sizes are almost always bigger than necessary. Splitting it into two servings would be a decent choice for some of you but that’s just not as fun ?