Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad

Avoid another boring lunch with this vibrant and delicious Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice.

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Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups diced rotisserie cooked chicken
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (6 oz) mini mozzarella balls, chopped
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped, toasted walnuts


  • This colorful and irresistible salad is not only refreshingly delicious but incredibly easy to make using rotisserie-style cooked chicken and a simple balsamic vinaigrette.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Whisk together oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add in rice, chicken, strawberries and mini mozzarella balls. Toss gently.

    Step 3

  • Stir in arugula, basil and walnuts.

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If you find yourself eating the same boring lunch salad every day because it’s the only thing you have time to make, this week treat yourself to something better with this quick and easy Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice. You deserve it!

Made with cooked, rotisserie-style chicken, fresh arugula, basil, strawberries, mini mozzarella balls and a simple balsamic vinaigrette, this tasty salad is hassle-free. It also takes just minutes to make and is a hearty meal, thanks to the addition of Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice and perfectly cooked chicken.

Recipe Tips

Use mozzarella pearls or cubed, fresh mozzarella in place of mini mozzarella balls if easier to find at your local grocer store. The results will be the same!

Try a whole grain version of this delicious recipe by using Minute® Instant Brown Rice instead of the jasmine rice.