Chicken Adobe Burrito Bowl with Roast Plantains


I don’t even know what to call this thing. I mean basically at the end of the day it’s a bowl of deliciousness. And it looks really complicated because there are a bunch of ingredients but I promise it’s not. These are paleo (if you don’t add the beans) so yay, you haven’t seen a paleo recipe around here in forever because I love grains and dairy and only eat paleo if it’s an accident.


Bowl of deliciousness.

I meant to make beef barbacoa then forgot to buy beef at Whole Foods. Womp womp. I did for some reason buy chicken so I just switched up my plans. That’s the name of the game of my life lately, except I made these over a month ago when my plans were all still well-laid.


Plantain money shot.

I wish I had more to say to give these bowls justice but I’m so tired from cooking/cleaning/preparing for my bestie Carly to get into town Wednesday night and have a nice 10 mile track workout to look forward to in the morning, so I’m just going to hope you take my word for this and make these. You won’t be disappointed.


Chicken adobe burrito bowls with roast plantains.

Oh, pro tip for making yourself go do a track workout: park your car in a place where you’ll get towed if you don’t leave by 7 a.m.

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Chicken Adobe Burrito Bowl with Roast Plantains
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican
Serves: 8 servings
For the Chicken
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 ounces button cap mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
For the vegetables
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • ½ lb brussels sprouts, halved
For the plantains
  • 3 plantains
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • Cinnamon + salt, for sprinkling
Optional Toppings
  • Salad greens
  • Refried beans
  • Green onions
  • Sliced avocado
  1. Place all of the chicken ingredients in a crock pot and turn on low for 6 hours or until chicken easily shreds.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Slipats.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Chop vegetables, spray with coconut oil, and roast for 35-40 minutes until they begin to brown on lined baking sheet.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, slice plantains into disks.
  5. Place plantain disks in small bowl with melted coconut oil and mix until covered.
  6. Lay plantain disks in single layer on a lined baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and salt.
  7. Place plantains in oven and roast for 40 minutes or until the tops begin to brown, flipping halfway through cooking.
  8. Place salad greens and cooked chicken in bottom of bowl. Top with vegetables, plantains, refried beans, green onions and sliced avocado.

Chat with me:
How do you deal with things when plans change? Are you good at adapting? What do you do to make yourself do early morning workouts you’re kind of dreading?

32 comments on “Chicken Adobe Burrito Bowl with Roast Plantains

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on April 1, 2015 8:08 am

I’ll take your word for it. Love the combo of flavors and atypical veggies used. Also plantains are boss.
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:26 am

I need to cook with them more!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on April 1, 2015 9:14 am

I REALLY need to get my hands on some plantains. They sound delicious roasted. Is it true that the peels should be always brown before they are really good to cook with?
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:26 am

My peels were normal yellow and it was fine… they were still slightly sweet and still firm!

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Suz @ 2 cats & chloe on April 1, 2015 9:30 am

OMG this looks so good! And it’s definitely something I can eat with all my food issues! I haven’t cooked with plantains before! Gonna have to give it a shot! :)
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:26 am

Awesome, let me know what you think!

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Beth Anne on April 1, 2015 9:32 am

Sounds great! I love making chicken in the crock pot and shredding it for meals like this! What a time saver!

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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:26 am

It’s so much easier than cooking it in the stove!

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Heather @ The Nerdy Fox on April 1, 2015 9:47 am

I love plantains and can NEVER find them! This looks so delicious though!
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:22 am

They are tricky to find sometimes… they are usually tucked away somewhere!

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Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits on April 1, 2015 10:12 am

I LOVE adding fried plantains to bowls like this. Looks delish!
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:21 am

They are such a game changer, I agree!

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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on April 1, 2015 10:20 am

This looks delicious! I have never cooked with plantains before and I never would have thought to add them to a dish like this. I’ll have to pin this for later! =)
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:21 am

I hope you try making them! Plantains are so great!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on April 1, 2015 10:24 am

How long do the plantains cook? I need to make this! Looks delicious.
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:19 am

Girl, thanks for saving the day! How did I forget that? About 40 minutes ;) I fixed this recipe this morning!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on April 1, 2015 10:30 am

That does look like a bowl of deliciousness! Yum! I’m horrible when life plans change. I need to work on being more adaptable.
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Babi on April 1, 2015 11:04 am

The chicken sounds DELICIOUS! Adding to my must-try list!

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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:18 am

Please let me know what you think if you make them!

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this looks yummy and I can’t wait to try roasting plantains! I have always fried them… This sounds much healthier recently posted…UpCycled Garden LabelsMy Profile

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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:17 am

Definitely a little healthier! Please let me know what you think if you roast them!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on April 1, 2015 12:23 pm

Ok – so that adobo chicken cooked with mushrooms and all those spices and these veggies would have made this a pretty awesome bowl – but then you threw in those roasted plantains and oomph – this bowl got upto EPICly awesome levels!!!!

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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:16 am

The plantains totally make it. I was craving plantains for weeks before!!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on April 1, 2015 3:23 pm

No really….this is the perfect bowl! Let’s have lunch? ;)
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:13 am

Yes please! Can you bring your sprouts?

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident on April 1, 2015 8:16 pm

This bowl of deliciousness looks amazing! I love to throw a million things into a bowl… it almost always tastes great!
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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:13 am

Totally agree… I love all the things in bowls :)

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Carly on April 2, 2015 12:35 am

This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try making plantains!

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Cassie on April 2, 2015 2:12 am

Let me know how you like them!

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Whitney Carney on April 3, 2015 2:54 pm

“Oh, pro tip for making yourself go do a track workout: park your car in a place where you’ll get towed if you don’t leave by 7 a.m.” The things we do to run.. I always tell myself “Okay, let’s get this done so you don’t have to do this later.” It always seems to work. BTW, these look AWESOME!
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:59 pm

Thanks girlie!!! xo

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