Chipotle Style Fish Bowls


I have mentioned before, that I love to replicate restaurant meals at home. I try to make healthier versions of them, as they are usually calorie bombs, but when it comes to Chipotle, there is really not too much you can do to make it healthier. It is already pretty packed with nutritious foods….if you stick with the burrito bowls anyway. I definitely can eat an entire burrito in one go, but unless I am on a heavy training segment, that is probably not the best idea.

As Steve and I have been loving our Sizzlefish, we have looked for creative ways to make sure we enjoy fish once per week. Sizzlefish makes that so easy with the individual portions (did you see my Honey Mustard Haddock?), and as I had just cooked us up a batch of black beans, it made me think of Chipotle and their burrito bowls. These bowls can be made with any fish, or any meat (or not), and they would be just as filling of a meal. I even baked some pieces of leftover wraps we had to give an extra crunch. Instead of plain salsa, we used Trader Joes Pineapple Salsa, it was WONDERFUL, and a quick, easy, healthy meal for any day of the week!

Chipotle Style Fish Bowls are delicious for an easy, nutritionally dense fuel for runners!


Chipotle Style Fish Bowls

Makes 4 servings as a side

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour


4 fish fillets (I used Sizzlefish cod)

1/2 tbsp oil

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp chipotle seasoning

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3 cups iceberg lettuce, cut into thin slices

1 medium tomato, diced

1 1/2 cups salsa (I used Trader Joes Pineapple Salsa)

1 cup rice, uncooked (I used red rice)

2 cups vegetable broth

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp chopped cilantro

1/2 cup black beans

1 avocado, sliced

1 tortilla wrap, ripped into thin pieces


Cook the rice according to package directions in the vegetable broth with the cilantro. Stir in the lime juice once the rice has absorbed all the liquid. Set aside.

Mix the flour, chipotle seasoning, salt and pepper in a wide bowl

Dip the fish fillets into the flour mixture, set onto a plate while you heat the oil in a pan over a medium high heat

Place the fillets onto the pan, and cook for 3 minutes until golden brown. Carefully flip the fillets, and cook on the other side until golden brown. Turn the heat down to low, and cover for another 5 minutes, until cooked through.

Meanwhile, toast the tortilla strips in the oven at 300 degrees F until crispy, around 10 minutes.

Mix everything together in a bowl, and serve with the avocados and tortilla chips on top. Add grated cheese and greek yogurt on top if desired

525 calories, 10g fat, 1100mg sodium, 59g carbohydrates, 11g fiber, 8g sugar, 100mg cholesterol, 51g protein

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  • That looks great and so easy and so many options! I love to recreate restaurant meals at home too 🙂

  • NutButterRunner
    December 3, 2014 7:08 am

    This look delicious, Tina!! I absolutely love fish and enjoy fish “tacos”, but have never made a Chipotle bowl with it! I definitely will have to add this into the lunch/dinner menu 🙂

  • Brittany Trentham
    December 3, 2014 7:16 am

    oh my yum!!!! I’ll be over for dinner. 😉

  • I just got my sizzlfefit delivery and am so excited to try them! I love fish (we had sushi (and froyo) last night!). I like Chipotle but I agree that they need a fish option. There is a place here called burrito beach that does have shrimp as an option, and though sometimes I’m skeptical of stuff like that, I get it. And I like how it is far less greasy than Chipotle!

  • Mmm, what a great idea! Delicious flavors and it looks like it all comes together easily. We don’t get there often but we love Chipotle!

  • i’m all about this, duh! and lots of guac! haha. p.s you forgot the FIT part of the @sizzlefish(fit) on the sharing. just FYI

  • Faith VanderMolen
    December 3, 2014 8:14 am

    I love recreating things I eat at restaurants too! This looks great. And I gotta say…eating a chipotle burrito is no sweat for me. Back in my high school days I swore I could’ve eating two in one sitting!

  • Erin @ The Almond Eater
    December 3, 2014 8:24 am

    Chipotle burrito bowls are the BEST and this is no exception. A “burrito” bowl with fish=genius.

  • That looks super easy-maybe my kids would eat it?! People seem to be loving sizzlefish I may need to give it a try

  • Chipotle seasoning is one of my very favorites. These sound amazing!

  • YUMMY! I love fish and love Sizzlefish and I love fish tacos, bowls, or anything Mexican really! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I’ll be over for dinner the next time you make this! XOXO

  • This looks awesome!! I love Chipotle and have made similar meals at home but never with fish – will have to try this.

  • Looks delicious Tina. We try to eat fish at least once a week–this looks so easy to make for lunch or dinner.

  • That looks amazing. We eat a lot of fish because we catch so much living in Florida but sometimes my recipe’s get boring. I might have to try this one. What I should have said was ‘the hubby’s recipe’s get boring and I need to make him cook this one’. 🙂

  • Burrito bowls are one of my favorite things to eat, especially with nutritious and delicious fish! Yum yum!

  • Love this!

  • FISH BOWL …. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm even if you were talking about real fish in a bowl (like a pet fish) I would probably still be drooling.

  • This looks soooo good! I will definetly make this at home. We are finally getting a Chipolte in Asheville early next year 🙂

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