Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl

This Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl is made with our signature multi-grain medley for a tasty, whole grain foundation. It’s then topped with delicious, Mexican-style ingredients.

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Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley
  • 1/2 cup frozen southwest mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) diced, cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tbsp chopped red onion
  • sour cream (optional)
  • diced avocado (optional)


  • Make this Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl and save time while still eating well. With this recipe, lunch will be ready in less than 5 minutes, leaving you more time to think about more important matters, such as how much avocado is too much avocado. The answer? That’s for you to decide!

    Step 1

  • Heat multi-grain medley according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine vegetables, chicken, salsa and onion in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Stir in medley. Serve with sour cream and diced avocado, if using.

Southwest Stunner

How do you prepare a great southwest chicken dish using Minute® Rice? We’ll give you a hint — it’s all in the bowl! Try this Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl recipe and enjoy a tasty, filling way to use our Ready to Serve cups.

When it comes to lunch prep, this recipe takes the cake. From the microwave to your bowl, this recipe is stress-free from start to finish! Plus, it travels perfectly and holds up well in the fridge overnight. You’ve never seen a faster, more efficient meal — we guarantee it!

All you’ll need for this recipe are a few minutes, one of our Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley cups, precooked chicken breast, southwest mixed vegetables and a few fresh toppings. Throw on a generous amount of your favorite salsa, some chopped red onions, sour cream and avocado for extra flavor.

Tips & Tricks

Need cooked chicken, fast? Pick up a rotisserie chicken at your local market and you’ll have plenty of protein to make one, two, or even a whole week’s worth of pre-made lunches!

Traveling with your rice bowl? We recommend keeping your avocado and sour cream separate until you’re ready to enjoy.

Pair this smaller dish with the best Red Beans and Rice recipe for an incredible and filling meal to share!

If you are looking for an easy, no fuss meal, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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