Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad

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

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Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)


  • 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
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, toasted


  • This colorful salad is not only refreshingly delicious, it’s also incredibly easy to make using rotisserie-style cooked chicken and a simple balsamic vinaigrette.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

  • Stir in arugula, basil and walnuts.

Easy Caprese

Does life have you rushing through mediocre meals that just don’t cut it, or skipping meals altogether? We’re here to help! Our variety of rice products and countless recipes are designed to make satisfying, high-quality meals possible for even the busiest of schedules. Best of all? Many of these delicious recipes are ready in just 30 minutes, or less!

If you find yourself eating the same lunch salad every day because it’s the only thing you have time to make, this week treat yourself to something better! This quick and easy Chicken Caprese and Strawberry Rice Salad, made with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, is sure to wake up your taste buds.

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.

Easy Swaps!

You can make this salad as is, or customize it to your tastes and what you have on hand. 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! You could also try a whole grain version of this delicious recipe by using Minute® Instant Brown Rice instead of the jasmine rice.

Have lots of leftover chicken in the fridge? Use it to add a protein punch to our classic Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner option, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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