Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl

Buffalo chicken and burritos unite in this zesty bowl of healthy ingredients! Featuring tender pieces of baked buffalo chicken plus all of your favorite burrito fillings, this protein packed meal fits perfectly into your weight loss plan. Whip up this Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe during your Sunday meal prep and enjoy easy lunches all week long. 

The key to the ultimate burrito bowl is filling it with a variety of nutritious and delicious ingredients. Think about your go-to burrito from your favorite Mexican restaurant when selecting each component: fluffy rice, sweet corn, chopped tomatoes and cheddar cheese. We’re taking our burrito bowl recipe to the next level by making some healthy swaps and adding a tasty twist: buffalo chicken.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl
Try this healthy Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe with blue cheese.

Diced buffalo chicken is coated in cornstarch and egg, then baked at 400 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes. Once it reaches crispy perfection, we toss it all in a spicy buffalo sauce. It’s then added to a bowl with the works, including brown rice, chopped romaine lettuce, corn, chopped tomatoes, celery and cheese. Feel free to stick with classic cheddar or switch things up with blue cheese (it pairs great with the buffalo sauce!). Finally, you can’t enjoy buffalo sauce without ranch! We love this Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe drizzled in reduced fat ranch dressing.

This chicken burrito bowl recipe makes four servings, so it works great as a family dinner or for weekly meal prep. If you’re on Nutrisystem, one serving counts as two SmartCarbs, two PowerFuels, two Extras and one Vegetable.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Burrito BowlsYou can feel free to move your PowerFuels and SmartCarbs around throughout your day to make room for this recipe. For example, you can take a SmartCarb from one of your snacks and move it to lunch or dinner so that you can enjoy this meal. Nutrisystem is flexible to fit your life! Just be sure to keep track of your chicken burrito bowl in the NuMi app for the best weight loss results.

Pro Tip: Use the Quick Log feature in NuMi to make logging your food a breeze!

Here at Nutrisystem, we love burritos for breakfast! Check out some of our favorite healthy breakfast burrito recipes below:

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 439

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 SmartCarbs, 2 PowerFuels, 2 Extras and 1 Vegetable


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, diced
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 oz (1/4 cup) cheddar or blue cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. ranch, reduced fat


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with foil and nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Toss chicken in egg and then cornstarch until well coated.
  3. Place chicken on baking sheet and cook for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Remove chicken from oven and toss in buffalo sauce.
  5. Divide rice, lettuce, corn, tomatoes, celery and chicken among four bowls.
  6. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of cheese 1 tablespoon of ranch.
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