Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

Treat yourself to a deliciously filling salad for lunch today with this Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice

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Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 lettuce leaves, washed, dried and shredded
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese


  • This Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad is as colorful as it is delicious and is so simple to make! Spend more time enjoying lunch and less time cooking with this quick and easy recipe.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool.

    Step 2

  • In a large bowl, combine dressing and basil.

    Step 3

  • Add chicken, brown rice, mango and cherry tomatoes. Toss well to combine.

    Step 4

  • Gently stir in shredded lettuce and goat cheese.

    Recipe Tips

    This recipe can also be made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

Not Just Any Salad

Are you always on the go? Is lunch something you make in the morning or even the night before? Then we’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Our Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice is as delicious as it is bright and colorful. It’s also incredibly quick and easy to make!

In just 15 minutes and in just a few simple steps, you’ll have a fun and tasty salad that’s perfect to pack and take with you wherever you go. Some salads leave your stomach rumbling just a short time after eating. This salad, though, will fuel your body for the day and keep you full for hours with whole grain Minute® Instant Brown Rice, chicken and plenty of essential nutrients from the fresh fruit and veggies. Try it today and never settle for a bland or boring salad at lunchtime again!

Wrap it Up!

This tasty recipe can be enjoyed as a wrap instead of a salad by simply using whole, washed and dried lettuce leaves and using the rest of the ingredients for the filling. Use Boston or butter lettuce as these types of lettuce make for a delicious wrap and are less likely to break. Use up any leftover lettuce leaves and rice for Far East Lettuce Wraps.