Butternut Squash and Chicken Rice

Made with sweet butternut squash and rich pecans, this simple rice dish is a quick and comforting meal ready in just 15 minutes or less!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 Mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 Mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Rice Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 cup frozen diced butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette


  • Enjoy a chicken and rice dish made with Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice and butternut squash drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette for a great meal for one on the go!

    Step 1

  • Combine rice, butternut squash and chicken in microwave safe dish. Microwave on HIGH heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or all the ingredients are heated through.

    Step 2

  • Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle with balsamic dressing.

    Simple Sauce Idea

    Alternatively, for saucy drizzle, stir together 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey with 1 tbsp sriracha hot sauce or Dijon mustard.

Fall Taste

Using vegetables like butternut squash and pumpkin or fruits like apples is a great way to upgrade your meal in a simple way with seasonal autumn ingredients. If you’re like the many who can’t wait for the autumn season to arrive, make sure to check out our other seasonal fall ingredient additions to make more tasty meals in just 5-10 minutes.

Dinner in 10 Minutes

Making quick and filling dinners using pantry staples is easy! just make sure to include vegetables, protein, grains and a sauce or additional topping. By using this simple No Recipe Recipe formula you can enjoy this meal and so many more!

This recipe calls for:

– Grains: Ready to Serve White Rice or whole grain Brown Rice
– Protein: Store-bought rotisserie chicken (or leftover holiday roasted turkey/chicken)
– Vegetable: leftover roasted or frozen butternut squash
– Additional Toppings/Sauce: pecans and balsamic vinaigrette

But, feel free to mix and match for a meal just how you like it. Want more ideas like that? Stock up on more white rice for this Turkey Meatball and Rice Chili using turkey meatballs, corn, beans and additional red enchilada sauce and guacamole.