Quick Chicken, Rice and Veggies

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

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Quick Chicken, Rice and Veggies

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute®Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice Cups
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) diced cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp herbed vinaigrette


  • With just one cup of veggies, one cup of chicken-flavored rice, zesty herbed vinaigrette and diced chicken breast, you can make a complete meal in minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine green beans and squash in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add rice, chicken and vinaigrette. Microwave on HIGH for an additional 1-2 minutes, until chicken is heated through.

    Recipe Tips

    Use leftover grilled chicken breast 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 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, carbs, from energizing grains, and veggies into a delicious meal.

Everything about this dish is loaded with flavor, starting with our Minute® Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice Cups, 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 diced 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 Rice Cups, and then try meals with Instant Rice, like our Red Beans and Rice or our easy Mexican Rice Recipe.


To make a 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’ll have a simple dressing ready for a number of rice salads. Try it out on our Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad or this Quick Italian Chicken and Rice dish.


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