BBQ Chicken and Rice Bowl

This Southwest-style BBQ Chicken and Rice Bowl is flavor-packed and ready in minutes. Simply combine the rice and beans, chicken, salad greens, corn, avocado and ranch dressing!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie cooked chicken
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • With family-friendly flavors, this rice bowl is simple and delicious. Use Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice and top it with all of your favorite ingredients for a crave-worthy dinner tonight!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice and beans according to package directions. Transfer to a serving bowl.

    Step 2

  • Top with greens, chicken, avocado and corn. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with chili powder.

    Recipe Tips

  • For a vegetarian version of this dish, simply substitute the chicken with your favorite veggie burger cut into bite-sized pieces.

    For vegan diners, add beans or a favorite plant-based meat substitute in place of the chicken and use vegan dressing or sauce.

    Substitute Cajun or creole seasoning for chili powder, if desired. Or, serve barbecue sauce, alongside this dish.

Best Bowl

Full of flavor and texture, thanks to rice and beans, shredded chicken, salad greens, corn, ranch dressing and avocado, this rice bowl is also highly versatile. It’s a great family dinner option because you can whip it up in a matter of minutes and everyone can add their own favorite ingredients.

There are many different ways to personalize this bowl. Mix in your favorite cheese for a warm, melty topping. Substitute Cajun or creole seasoning for the chili powder or use your favorite barbecue sauce for added flavor. If you’re looking for more heat, drizzle Sriracha or hot sauce over your bowl. You could even top each serving with crunchy tortilla chips

Want to share this dish or make it an appetizer? Serve it with tortilla chips or your favorite scoop chips.

Meal Prep Ideas

Rice bowls are easy and incredibly versatile so they are great for meal prepping. Keep a supply of our microwavable Ready to Serve Rice cups on hand for easy lunches and dinners throughout the week. This will help you plan your meals out beforehand so you can stick to your dietary goals.

Use your Sunday evening to prepare enough chicken to last you throughout the week. Shred or dice the chicken and save in the fridge to use for all your recipes. Try this recipe today, a Chicken and Rice Casserole Skillet tomorrow, maybe try cooking this recipe for cooking red beans and rice in a slow cooker, and our Rice and Beans Burrito Bowl after. If all this sounds to complicated you can always take a look at this fried rice with egg recipe or this simple but authentic Mexican rice recipe.

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