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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Easy Chicken and Rice Salad

Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bottled vinaigrette


  • 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 Success® White Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large bowl toss together rice, peas, carrots, red bell peppers, 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.

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! 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!


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.

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