Spanish-Style Chicken Rice

This speedy take on a traditional Spanish rice is a fiesta of flavors. Try it with frozen peas, shredded chicken and Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 2 tbsp Italian vinaigrette


  • Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this Spanish-Style Chicken Rice in minutes, with our Minute® Rice Ready to Serve Rice and pantry staples!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, toss together chicken, peas, tomato sauce, olives and Italian vinaigrette in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH heat for 60 to 90 seconds or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Combine chicken mixture with rice in a bowl and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute frozen green beans for frozen peas if desired.


Chicken and Rice

This dynamic duo is a foolproof combination that not only keeps you feeling full but also satisfied! At Minute® Rice, we strive for convenience without skimping on flavor and this Spanish-Style Chicken Rice is a perfect fit. The best part is, it’s ready in just 5 minutes!

Start with a flavorful base of our microwavable Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice. This perfectly portioned, single-serving cup, heats up in 1 minute. Then, mix the rice with a few other pantry staples and you’ve got a delicious meal in no time. Check out our tips for making more chicken and rice recipes, here.

Pantry Essentials

Using pantry ingredients, it’s easy to add a touch of international flavor to your meals without much effort. Make sure to stock up on staples so that you always have the building blocks for a tasty meal on hand.

Start with your choice of our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice varieties. We also recommend tomato sauce, Italian vinaigrette and frozen vegetables, like peas. For a special Spanish touch, add in pimiento-stuffed olives, as well.

Try these other international-inspired meals using pantry staples: Quick Italian Chicken and Rice, a Tandoori Cauliflower and Rice Bowl or you could learn how to make Mexican rice. For something a little bit closer to home, try a New Orleans style rice and red bean recipe.

Double or Triple It

Did you know that you can heat up two cups and double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd? Try it for a family dinner using double or triple the ingredient amounts.

This simple method can be used for all of our meal ideas for one, by simply increasing the ingredient amounts — simple, right?

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