Easy Chicken and Rice Salad

Step up your summer salad game by putting together this simple yet flavorful Easy Chicken and Rice Salad recipe with arugula, cherry tomatoes and celery.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success Garden and Grains™ White Rice, Peas, Carrot & Red Bell Peppers
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup bottled vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Both fun and filling, this festive Easy Chicken and Rice Salad is a perfect blend of refreshing flavors. You won’t believe how fast you’ll have it ready on the table using our blend of Success Garden and Grains™ White Rice, Peas, Carrot & Red Bell Peppers.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large bowl toss together rice, arugula, tomatoes, celery, chicken, and vinaigrette.  Arrange on platter or individual bowls.

    Step 3

  • Serve immediately.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute your favorite greens for arugula and favorite bottled dressing.

    If serving later, wait to add vinaigrette so greens will not wilt.

    Substitute

    If you can’t find Success Garden & Grains blends near you, you can substitute Success White Rice and a 1 cup of fresh or frozen Asian blend (peas, carrots, red bell pepper) vegetables. No need to thaw or precook. Just add to water in the last 3-5 minutes of preparation.

Hearty and Delicious Salad

With our Success® Boil-in-Bag varieties, you know how easy it is to get foolproof quality grains in just 10 minutes! We’ve upped the ante by adding vegetables in our irresistible Success Garden & Grains™ blends, which uses the same simple, no-mess, no-measure cooking process!

With this vibrant White Rice, Peas, Carrot & Red Bell Peppers medley, you can skip some of the items on the ingredient list or double down and get even more veggies per bite! Integrating rice and beans will change the way you think about salads. Toss in some delicious rice, quinoa or rice blends for a more complex and satisfying dish!  

With a delightful crunch, this colorful Fried Chicken and Rice Salad is a 5 minute, 5-ingredient meal that will please even the youngest food critics! Even though this Summer Corn and Rice Salad calls for both fragrant Basmati Rice and sweet corn, feel free to swap in a bag of White Rice, Peas, Carrot & Red Bell Peppers to make it even more vibrant! 

Arugula

Prepare your salads to their full potential by finding the perfect lettuce or mixing and matching your greens. This bright salad calls for arugula: peppery and slightly tart. It pairs nicely with a sweeter vinaigrette. Alternatively, you could apply a simple oil and vinegar dressing with just a hint of honey. Just remember that arugula, as most leafy greens, wilts fairly quickly, so don’t toss it in your rice bowl until it’s time to eat. 

If you prefer, substitute arugula with a microgreen blend, romaine lettuce, spinach, kale or other leafy greens.