These spicy chicken burrito bowls with cheesy polenta are extreme comfort food and surprisingly quick to make! They're the perfect weeknight winter dinner.
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Spicy Chicken Burrito Bowls with Cheesy Polenta

These spicy chicken burrito bowls with cheesy polenta are extreme comfort food and surprisingly quick to make! They're the perfect weeknight winter dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 burrito bowls
Calories 677kcal
Author Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 700 g Chicken Thighs bone in
  • 2 400g tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper chopped
  • 1 Yellow Pepper chopped
  • 1 litre Chicken Stock
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 400 g Fine Polenta
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 150 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 50 g Parmesan grated

To serve

  • Avocado
  • Fresh Coriander

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat in a large pot and add the chicken. Brown on one side for 5 minutes then flip and brown the other side. Remove the chicken from the pot and place on a plate. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, peppers and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes and all the spices and return the chicken to the pot. Cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes while you make the polenta.
  • Bring the milk and chicken stock to the boil in a large pot then add the polenta. Whisk thoroughly and cook for 15 minutes over a medium low heat. Add the butter and cheese and whisk again until everything is combined.
  • Once the chicken has been cooking for 20 minutes remove the lid and pull out the chicken thighs. Chop up the meat and remove the bones then return the chicken to the sauce and stir together. 
  • Serve the polenta topped with the chicken and whatever other toppings you fancy. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1705IU | Vitamin C: 63.4mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 2.2mg