Jalapeño Popper Chicken Rice

Prepare this quick and hassle-free rice bowl in the microwave for a twist on a classic appetizer with very little kitchen prep and easy cleanup!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken Flavored Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp sliced, pickled jalapeño peppers
Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken Flavored Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp sliced, pickled jalapeño peppers

Instructions

  • Enjoy all of your favorite jalapeño popper flavors in a tasty and quick rice bowl that comes together in just 5 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss together chicken, corn, Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese and jalapeños in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 60 to 90 seconds, or until the chicken and corn are heated through.

    Step 3

  • Combine rice with the chicken mixture and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Sprinkle the bowl with crumbled tortilla chips for a crunchy finish.

Jalapeño Popper Rice

This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Rice is loaded with all kinds of delicious flavors like chicken-flavored rice, corn, cream cheese and pickled jalapeño peppers. The best part? You can put this rice bowl together for a quick dinner, side dish, appetizer or on-the-go lunch in just 5 minutes!

How do you make this shortcut dish? Simple. Start with our Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken Flavored Rice, which heats up in just 1 minute, then heat your other ingredients, toss together and enjoy. 

Reinvented Poppers 

In this dish, we’ve reinvented your favorite jalapeño popper ingredients into a tasty rice bowl. Instead of using the peppers as a vessel for a rice and cheese mixture, we’ve blended pickled jalapeño peppers in with the other ingredients for more balanced flavor. 

We’ve used fluffy chicken flavored rice that is made with no preservatives or MSG and heats up in just 1 minute to keep you feeling full longer. You can also swap in plain white rice or whole grain brown rice, if that’s what you have on hand. If you love sweet summer corn, feel free to use it fresh or, if you want to make this bowl all year round, use frozen or canned corn. Use this recipe to repurpose any leftover chicken you have or use tender rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The cream cheese here adds tangy flavor and creamy texture. Be sure to also top everything off with Mexican-style shredded cheese, for a true jalapeño popper experience.