In the realm of family meals that strike the perfect balance between taste and nutrition, the Chipotle Shrimp Burrito Bowl stands tall. This vibrant and customizable dish brings together the zesty goodness of chipotle-marinated shrimp, a rainbow of fresh vegetables, and the comfort of warm cilantro lime rice.

Whether you’re looking to satisfy picky eaters or meal prep for the week ahead, this recipe has it all. It’s easy, quick, nutritious, and best of all, it’s customizable. Meaning, you can include the toppings you love and exclude what you don’t love.

The Chipotle Shrimp Burrito Bowl is more than just a meal—it’s an experience. It’s the satisfaction of assembling your own culinary creation, layer by layer until you have a bowl that is to your own desired perfection. Perfect for family meals.

Why You’ll Love This Burrito Bowl

  • Great for meal prep – Prepare a batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy hassle-free lunches or dinners all week long, saving you time and ensuring you have a nutritious option readily available.
  • Quick cooking time – Whip up this delicious burrito bowl in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknights when you need a satisfying meal in a hurry.
  • A healthy recipe for your family – Packed with wholesome ingredients like lean protein and fresh vegetables, this burrito bowl offers a well-rounded and nutritious meal that your family will devour while supporting their well-being.
  • Customizable-Tailor this recipe to suit your family’s taste preferences. Whether you’re catering to picky eaters, vegetarians, or spice enthusiasts, you can easily adjust the ingredients to create a personalized and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

The Foundation: Essential Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Rice: Fluffy grains of rice infused with the zingy essence of lime and the earthy aroma of fresh cilantro is the base of this meal. It’s a marriage of flavors that dances on your palate, each forkful an irresistible balance of tang and herbaceous brightness.

Chipotle Shrimp: The black tiger shrimps are marinated to perfection, embracing a symphony of spices that evoke a mouth-watering blend of flavors. The smokiness of chipotle, the warmth of cumin, and a hint of garlic come together to create a crescendo of flavors that’s nothing short of a taste sensation.

Chipotle Southwestern Sauce: Brace yourselves for the Chipotle Southwestern Sauce. This sauce finishes this bowl to perfection. The smoky chipotle peppers harmonize with the creamy base of sour cream and mayo, yielding a sauce that’s both rich and smoldering.

Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Indulge in the perfect medley of flavors with this Chipotle Shrimp Burrito Bowl recipe. Succulent shrimp marinated in chipotle and aromatic spices take center stage, while a rainbow of fresh veggies adds texture and color. Elevate your family mealtime with boldness, and savor the harmony of flavors in every bite.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 2 lbs Large Shrimp (cleaned & deveined)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1-2 chipotle pepper (minced)
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • canned corn
  • black beans
  • avocado

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt (to taste)

Tomato Salsa

  • 4 roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • To prepare the shrimp, marinate with paprika, minced chipotle pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper and salt. Set aside.
  • For tomato salsa, add chopped tomatoes. diced red onion, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper to bowl. Mix until combined. Set aside in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Cook rice according to package directions. Fluff rice and add butter, the juice of one lime and cilantro leaves. Keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, place sour cream, mayo, whole chipotle peppers, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, honey and salt to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside in fridge.
  • To cook shrimp, heat pan to medium-high heat. Cook shrimp for 90 seconds on each side. Remove from pan.
  • To assemble bowl, layer cilantro lime rice, shrimp, tomato salsa, lettuce, corn, black beans, and avocado.
  • Drizzle Chipotle Sauce over bowl and enjoy!


  • Customization: This recipe is incredibly versatile. Feel free to customize the ingredients based on your preferences or dietary restrictions. You can add or substitute chicken, tofu, or sautéed veggies to create your perfect bowl.
  • Spice Level: The chipotle pepper in adobo sauce adds a delightful smoky and spicy kick to the shrimp. Adjust the amount of chipotle pepper based on your spice tolerance. Remember, a little goes a long way!
  • Marinating Time: While 10-15 minutes is sufficient for marinating the shrimp, you can marinate them for a longer period (up to an hour) for even more intense flavor.
  • Rice Options: Choose between white rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative.
  • Toppings: Get creative with toppings! Sliced jalapeños, diced red cabbage, or a sprinkle of cheese can add an extra layer of flavor.

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