Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chicken & Rice Bowls

Sometimes you need a quick and easy meal option.  Something that is also versatile depending on what you have on hand.  This is it!

Chicken & Rice Bowls


  • frozen chicken breast {1 or 2, depending on how much chicken you want to use}
  • rice {pre-cooked is the easiest for this meal, but you can cook your own if needed – we use Trader Joe’s frozen pre-cooked brown rice}
  • frozen veggies of your choice {corn & peas are an excellent combination OR shelled edamame}
  • cheese, if desired {mozzarella goes well with the chicken and brown rice}
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • in a medium sauce pan, bring some salted water to a boil; add your frozen chicken breast; boil until the chicken is cooked thoroughly {it will float ~ but make sure to check it by cutting it open or in half}
  • while the chicken is cooking you can prepare your rice, unless you are using pre-cooked rice OR this is a good time to open the mail, wash some dishes, get your lunch ready for the next day, check your email, etc
  • once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, cook your rice and your frozen veggies {I cook my frozen veggies in boiling water on the stove top ~ or you can cook them in a glass bowl in the microwave}, dice your chicken into bite size pieces
  • once everything is ready, combine all ingredients in a bowl, salt & pepper to taste, serve topped with some shredded mozzarella cheese if desired

There you have it … a quick & easy meal.  It’s also versatile, you can add in whatever you’d like.  Want southwestern flavor?  Use shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, avocado and tortilla chips with your rice and chicken.  Want mediterranean flavor?  Use artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes.  How about vegetarian?  Use tofu and your favorite veggies!  The choices are endless!!! 


What are your favorite “bowl” ingredients???

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