Southwest Chicken Rice Bowl

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

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
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PREP TIME 3 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) cooked, diced 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 worry about more important matters like – how much avocado is too much avocado? The answer? That’s for you to decide!

    Step 1

  • Heat 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.