Chicken Taco Bowl


I noticed that a few restaurants are offering taco bowls as a healthy alternative to the traditional taco. So, I decided to see if I could create a tasty chicken taco bowl.   My recipe is  easy and the result will be a sure crowd pleaser!

Recipe serve 4.


1 1/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast

1 tomato diced

1 avocado sliced into wedges

shredded cheese

1 1/2 cup rice

Pinto Beans:

1  15 oz can pinto beans

1/4 C Madeira

1 juice of lime

1 chipotle pepper pod (canned)- diced, and 1/2 tsp sauce

1 Tbsp green bell pepper  diced

Lime Onion garnish:

1 cup onion diced small, juice of 1 lime, 1/4 tsp salt.

Dry Coat for Chicken:

1 Tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp salt.


Mix lime onion garnish ingredients in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing remainder of meal.

Prepare rice as directed on box.

Mix dry coat ingredients.

Rinse chicken, paper towel dry, lightly coat with canola oil, and then coat chicken with dry coat ingredients. BBQ chicken on medium high heat 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.

Mix pinto bean ingredients in sauce pan and cook so that it is down while cooked chicken sets up.

In 4 large bowl place a serving of rice, add pinto beans, diced tomatoes, onion, and finally, grated cheesse, avocado slices, and a lime slice.

And that’s all there is to it.  You have just created a unique chicken taco that will have your friends raving!


As some of you know I worked my way through high school and college playing keyboards in various no name rock bands. I hung it up when I went to law school.  Years later after nomad like  travels through various states I took up permanent residence in SoCal.

After moving to  Redondo Beach, as a single parent with two children, it was time to find my daughter a friend. One day my daughter and I saw the neighbors across the street walking with their white gowned daughter  toward their car on their way to her first communion. Eureka! My daughter would have a friend.

Later as our relationship grew it turned out that in addition to my daughter gaining a friend I did as well. Gerard and his lovely wife Mimi became wonderful friends. And turned out Gerard was a working musician who loved Todd Rundgren.  We spent many nights watching a video he had of Todd playing various roles on the recording of his album. Gerard once won the Todd Rundgren trivia contest on a LA radio station.  Gerard knew Todd Rundgren’s work like no on else.

During my days in Ketchum, Idaho I enjoyed listening to Hall & Oates.  Their tunes still bring back great skiing memories.

Gerard and Mimi have both passed away, way, way too early.






The other day I came across a YouTube video of Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall and friends jamming at Todd’s home in Kauai. It was a blend of both Gerard’s and my music tastes, and brought a very warm feeling to Sue and me.  Take a listen to the music video at following link, I am certain you will feel the love.

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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