SLOW COOKER Burrito Bowls Meal Prep Recipes

Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Ready to meal prep? This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls recipe is packed with protein, complex carbs, and enough flavor to make you forget about your favorite burrito spot! Rather than tell you how easy it is to prep, let’s just get right into it.

To make these slow cooker burrito bowls start with 2 pounds of fat trimmed chicken breast. Did you know that you can easily trim your chicken breast with some kitchen shears (life hack)? Chop your chicken breast in half once trimmed and then layer those into the bottom of your slow cooker.

Next, add in 2 cans of drained & rinsed low sodium black beans, 1 24 ounce jar of salsa, 2 cups of frozen corn, 1/2 cup of water, 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, and either 1/2 packet of a low sodium taco seasoning mix (easy method) OR 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and some black pepper.

Give those ingredients a quick mix. Before turning your slow cooker on, you’ll want to make sure you keep your chicken breast submerged after mixing it. Doing this will make sure everything cooks evenly.

Turn your slow cooker on either high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. After that time, remove the lid and shred your chicken up with two forks. It should break apart pretty easy if it’s cooked.

Your burrito bowls are here!

To eat this, I usually layer it in a bowl with 1/2 cup of rice, a serving of some cheese, a little sour cream or plain greek yogurt, and a couple chopped up green onions on top. These easy slow cooker burrito bowls are everything you could imagine and more! Or something like that. They’re delicious!

I personally make 5 servings out of this one and each serving for me is usually around 18 ounces.

Dessert time! Try our Fudge Brownie Protein Bars next.

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Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

Today we create the EASIEST, most delicious, best sounding, and protein packed recipe you’ve had yet. Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls here we come!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burrito bowls, healthy burrito bowls, homemade burrito bowls
Servings: 5
Calories: 425kcal
Cost: $7.50


  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breast 32 Ounces
  • 2 Cans Black Beans 439g Cans/878g (Low Sodium)
  • 1 Jar Salsa 24 Ounces/680g
  • 2 Cups Corn 270g (Frozen)
  • ½ Cup Water 4 Ounces
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • Black Pepper Your choice


  • Trim the fat off of your Chicken Breast and cut them in half
  • Layer your Chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Drain and rinse your Black Beans then add everything else in
  • Give it a quick mix to combine your spices, making sure to keep your Chicken submerged before covering
  • Cover and cook on Low Heat 7-8 hours or High Heat 4-5 hours
  • Once cooked, take 2 forks and shred up your Chicken



Switch up the temperature with other spices or mild, medium, and hot salsa!
This recipes freezes great if you wanna make more than a weeks worth!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 2127
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 3420mg
  • Carbs: 229g
  • Fiber: 74g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 278g
Calories in each serving (if you make 5 which are usually around 18 ounces each):
  • Calories: 425
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 684mg
  • Carbs: 45.8g
  • Fiber: 14.8g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 55.6g


Serving: 18oz | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 55.6g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 684mg | Fiber: 14.8g | Sugar: 6g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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