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Recipe from Weber's On the Grill™: Chicken & Sides by Jamie Purviance

Mexican Chicken Bowls with Rice, Beans, and Queso Fresco

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 12 mins

  • Prep Time

    20 mins

Serves 4 to 6
Grilling Time
8 to 12 mins
Prep Time
20 mins

the Ingredients

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  • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure ground ancho chile
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each about 6 ounces


  • 1½ cup long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into ½-inch dice
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion, rinsed in a sieve under cold water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) tortilla chips


  • 01 In a small bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, and refrigerate while you prepare the rice.
  • 02 In a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stove, bring the rice, broth, and salt to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Keep a lid on the rice until ready to use.
  • 03 While the rice is cooking, prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • 04 Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken, smooth (skin) side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Cut into bite-sized chunks.
  • 05 Divide the rice evenly between individual bowls. Top the rice with equal amounts of chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, beans, and queso fresco. Serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips.

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