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Southwest Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Sharing a favorite rice bowl today! These Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights.

Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl

Making rice bowl recipes for dinner is one of our favorite quick fix meals! Dinner can be so tricky when there’s so much going on during our busy weeknights. Between homework and the many kids activities it seems like there is no time to get dinner on the kitchen table. Instead of our usual brown rice bowls with just chicken and salsa, I added Green Giant™ Honey Roasted Corn Steamer for a fun twist and more vegetables. I used precooked brown rice that is microwavable as well as precooked chicken breast that I chopped. Simple and flavorful weeknight dinner that is a breeze to add to your menu plan.

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Rice Bowls

Start by placing some arugula leaves or any greens your family enjoys into four serving bowls.

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Layer with brown rice.

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Sliced cherry tomatoes.

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Layer with your salsa chicken layer.

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Top with Green Giant™ Honey Roasted Corn and dinner is ready!

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Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.  Use chicken and vegetable mixture in burritos too!

Southwest Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and rice, chicken and rice bowl, chicken and vegetables, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes for family, quick and easy dinner recipes, quick and simple, quick fix dinner, quick fix meal, rice bowl, rice bowl recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 4 cups fresh baby arugula or other greens of choice
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mild prepared salsa
  • 2 large cooked chopped chicken breast
  • 11 ounce bag Frozen Corn/Vegetable Mix
  1. Heat Honey Roasted Corn Steamers according to package directions. Place arugula leaves into four serving bowls. Layer evenly with brown rice and sliced tomatoes. Place salsa and chopped chicken into a bowl, stir to combine. Layer chicken over rice then spoon corn over top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 959IU19%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Love honey roasted corn steamers! That a great dinner idea for this week!

  2. 2

    This is my kind of dinner – so awesome!

  3. 3
    Sues says:

    This salad looks awesome! I never knew something like frozen Honey Roasted Sweet Corn existed. It sounds delicious!

  4. 4

    This is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights. Love the veggies on top.


  5. 5

    I am obsessed with rice bowls…Everyone can make their own!

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    Rice bowls are always a good idea!

  7. 7

    This is my kind of meal!! Loving the arugula too!

  8. 8

    Love this!! Definitely a quick go-to for dinner!

  9. 9

    Love this quick dinner option!!

  10. 10

    I absolutely love rice bowls (and super simple recipes!)

  11. 11
    Gaby says:

    I love this! So quick and delicious!

  12. 12

    Could never live without rice! Love these bowls – the Honey Roasted Corn is clutch!

  13. 13
    leslie says:

    what a simple and yummy dinner!!!!!

  14. 14

    Huge fan of rice bowls right here! I love how easy this recipe is!

  15. 15

    We love rice bowls! Great flavour combination, Jenny.

  16. 16

    this is a perfect healthy dinner Jenny- yum!

  17. 17

    Frozen vegetables are such a great go-to for easy dinners. This rice bowl looks great!

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    I am going to look for the Steamers in the store, my boys will love it as a side or in a salad. Pinning this one.

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    Loving this super healthy meal! Pinned 🙂

  21. 21
    Jessica says:

    I love the pop of color the corn gives in the ‘after’ picture! This looks like such a good idea, and a much more affordable way to enjoy chicken and rice bowls than going to Chipotle once a week. I like that this is such a simple dinner idea!

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    Karly says:

    Those steamer bags of veggies are my favorite invention. They seriously save dinner for us all the time. I haven’t tried the honey roasted corn yet though…yum!!

    Love this whole recipe! 🙂

  23. 23

    This is such a perfect lunch or dinner! Love the flavors!

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    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This rice bowl looks amazing! It’s the perfect weeknight meal.

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    Kristen says:

    This is my absolute favorite kind of dinner… I love things in bowls!

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    This is totally happening for dinner next week!

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    Why are bowls of food so good?!!! I love a good bowl with veggies and rice, they are the easiest good meals.

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    This looks delicious!!! Unfortunately in my area (Montreal, Canada) we don’t have the Green Giant corn like that, only in the can. Thank you so much for sharing!

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