Chicken Enchilada Bowl: Single Serve Meal Prep Bowls

Easily make one chicken enchilada bowl or several since you bake them directly in the meal prep containers. Enjoy chicken covered in enchilada sauce with a rice and cauliflower rice mixture topped with bell peppers and cheese.

chicken enchilada bowl in single serve meal prep bowl

Why You’ll Love Chicken Enchilada Bowl for Meal Prep

I love meal prep that is easy and has limited clean up. These Chicken Enchilada Bowls have minimal prep as you just assemble the ingredients directly in the meal prep bowls. The enchilada sauce provides mouthwatering flavor to elevate a chicken and rice bowl. Plus, you get 34 g protein and 4.5 g fiber per meal.

Mixing cauliflower rice with regular rice is a great meal prep hack. It adds volume to the meal to help you feel full, yet it is lower in carbs and calories. This can help you meet your weight loss goals without feeling starved.

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast: the protein source.
  • Enchilada sauce: provides the flavor. Use your favorite, red or green.
  • Rice: provides carbs for energy. White rice works best as brown rice takes a long time to cook thoroughly this way.
  • Cauliflower rice: adds fiber and a great source of antioxidants. An easy way to add volume with less calories and carbs. You can use frozen or fresh cauliflower rice or make your own using a food processor.
  • Bell peppers: provides fiber and vitamin C. You can chop fresh bell pepper or find frozen chopped bell pepper.
  • Shredded cheese: provides protein and can’t have enchiladas without cheese!

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Bowl for Meal Prep

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 4 oven-safe meal prep bowls on a baking sheet.

chicken enchilada bowl with rice, cauliflower rice, bell peppers, and chicken.

In each bowl, add 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) rice, ½ cup cauliflower rice, 4 oz chicken, ¾ cup bell peppers, ¼ cup water, and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Stir each bowl to combine ingredients. Top each bowl with 2 tbsp cheese.

chicken enchilada bowl with sauce and cheese before baking.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until rice is cooked thoroughly and internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F. There will be some liquid left if frozen vegetables were used, but will thicken up as it rests.

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Tips

  • Need more carbs? Add more rice. Water will be double the amount of rice used. You can still keep the cauliflower rice for the fiber and nutrients.
  • Use green or red enchilada sauce, whichever you prefer.
  • Top with avocado for healthy fats and more fiber.
  • White rice works best. Brown rice takes a long time to cook through this way.
  • Easily adjust the amount of chicken used in each bowl to fit your personal protein needs.
  • Use frozen bell peppers to save on prep time.

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chicken enchilada bowl in single serve meal prep bowl

Chicken Enchilada Bowl: Single Serve Meal Prep Bowls

Easily make one chicken enchilada bowl or several since you bake them directly in the meal prep containers. Enjoy chicken covered in enchilada sauce with a rice and cauliflower rice mixture topped with bell peppers and cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, Mexican style blend

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 4 oven-safe meal prep bowls on a baking sheet.
  • In each bowl, add 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) rice, ½ cup cauliflower rice, 4 oz chicken, ¾ cup bell peppers, ¼ cup water, and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Stir each bowl to combine ingredients. Top each bowl with 2 tbsp cheese.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until rice is cooked thoroughly and internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F. There will be some liquid left if frozen vegetables were used, but will thicken up as it rests.

Notes

  • Use frozen bell peppers and premade cauliflower rice to save prep time.
  • Need more carbs? Add more rice. Water will be double the amount of rice used. You can still keep the cauliflower rice for the fiber and nutrients.
  • Use green or red enchilada sauce, whichever you prefer.
  • Top with avocado for healthy fats and more fiber.
  • White rice works best. Brown rice takes a long time to cook through this way.
  • Easily adjust the amount of chicken used in each bowl to fit your personal protein needs.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 30.5gProtein: 34gFat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 3gFiber: 4.5g
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