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Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

In the quest for easy, healthy, delicious lunches, in comes this delicious Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl! Simple seasonings, live wood fire flavor courtesy of our Traeger Pellet Grill, and all your favorite burrito toppings make this dish into something you’ll be happy to eat all week, or for one excellent dinner! Choose your own adventure!

Smoked Chicken Burrito Bowl

Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

I love a good burrito, but sometimes I want to skip the tortilla and make it a little more healthy. Less carbs, more protein, all the toppings, gimmie. I could eat Mexican food 4 times a week and not get sick of it, which is a good thing since this particular recipe is SO simple to make, and is perfect to put into ready-made lunches for your whole week.

We used chicken breast for this recipe and it worked so well. If you’d rather use chicken breast tenders or even chicken thighs, those would also be great options.

I love the smokey flavor in the chicken that comes from cooking it over a real fire at such a low temperature. If you aren’t as big of a fan of smoke or don’t have a smoker, this recipe can also be made on any other type of grill you’ve got. Just cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F and you’ll have a delicious chicken breast for your burrito bowl.

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Smoked Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowl shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Tajin seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • White rice
  • Black beans
  • Tomato
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro

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Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

How to make Smoked Chicken Burrito Bowls

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Fire up the smoker and get it going to 200°F.



Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper, Tajin, and garlic and onion powders.



Place the chicken breasts on the smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.



Cut the chicken into cubes. Build your burrito bowls with all of your favorite fixings.



Build your burrito bowls and serve hot!

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Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowls FAQ

Can this dish be made in advance?

Yes! We love doing a big batch of these at the beginning of the week to have easy lunches or no-think dinners all week. Feel free to double or triple this batch for extras!

Sure! You can sub in your favorite Mexican seasoning if you don’t have Tajin. I love Spanglish Asadero, and there are a ton of other options too that would taste great!

What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?

We like storing the whole chicken breasts in freezer baggies in the fridge. Dice it right before serving. Reheat in the microwave or back in the grill if you don’t have a microwave.

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Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl
Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

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Smoked Chicken Burrito Bowl
Yield: 4 servings

Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowls

Smoked Chicken Breast Burrito Bowl

These simple smoked chicken burrito bowls are super easy to make and the chicken stays so moist and flavorful!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tajin seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Burrito Bowls

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons Cotija cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat your grill to 200°F.
  2. Brush the chicken with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, Tajin, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Place the chicken on the smoker and let it cook for around 45minutes, or until your chicken breast reaches 165°F internal temperature. How long it'll take depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  4. Remove from the grill and let cool for a while before cutting into cubes.
  5. Warm up your rice and black beans and put into the bottom of four bowls. Top with the cubed chicken and all the other ingredients.
  6. Enjoy hot!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 542mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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