Quick Chicken, Rice and Veggies

This dish is loaded with flavor, from the naturally-flavored chicken rice to the crisp veggies, herb vinaigrette and sliced chicken breast.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 2 tbsp herbed vinaigrette
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) diced cooked chicken breast


  • With just one cup of veggies, one cup of chicken-flavored rice, zesty herbed vinaigrette and sliced chicken breast, you’ve got a complete meal in just 5 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine green beans and squash in a small, microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 3

  • Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice and vinaigrette.

    Step 5

  • Add chicken and microwave on HIGH for 1-2 more minutes, just until chicken is heated through.

    Recipe Tips

    Use leftover grilled chicken breast and veggies or rotisserie chicken in this dish.

    Switch things up by replacing the squash and green beans with other veggies of your choice, such as broccoli, tomato or zucchini.

Chicken + Rice + Veggies = Win

The combination of chicken and rice together is one that just can’t be beat! Topped with veggies, this is the ultimate trifecta for a complete meal. This dish combines protein from the chicken, grains and energizing carbs from the rice and veggies, all in 5 minutes.

Everything about this dish is loaded with flavor starting with our Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice, which heats up in just 1 minute. Top that with your choice of vegetables or use our suggestion of squash and green beans. Make your own herbed vinaigrette or use your favorite store-bought variety. Finally, add sliced chicken breast, rotisserie chicken or any leftover grilled chicken you have from your last barbecue.

Find more simple yet hearty meals in our recipe section! Start with quick options made with our Ready to Serve Rice, and then try meals with Instant Rice like a Red Beans and Rice recipe or an authentic Mexican rice dish.


To make your own homemade vinaigrette combine olive oil, vinegar (balsamic, apple cider, red wine or white all work well), dried oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk those ingredients together and you’ve got a simple dressing for all of your rice salads like a Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad or this Quick Italian Chicken and Rice dish.


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