Southwest Rice Bowl with Chicken Recipe

The whole family will love this amazing Southwestern Chicken and Rice Bowl layered with white rice, peppers, chicken, black beans and corn topped with cheese and salsa.

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Southwest Rice Bowl with Chicken Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small poblano pepper, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup thick and chunky style salsa


  • This simple and delicious recipe made with Success® White Rice is an amazing choice for any night of the week. With a hefty dose of grains, protein and veggies in one dish, this rice bowl has really got it all.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green onions, poblano pepper, bell pepper and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt. Remove skillet from heat.

    Step 3

  • Pour black beans and corn into 2 separate, small, microwave-safe bowls. Microwave each on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until heated through.

    Step 4

  • In four bowls, layer 1/4 rice, 1/4 chicken mixture, 1/4 corn, and 1/4 black beans. Top with cheese and salsa.

Unbeatable Combination

This recipe is proof of how simple and easy it can be to make something incredibly delicious in less than 30 minutes. Don’t let the ingredient list intimidate you, this recipe comes together in minutes once you start. To help ease things along, gather what you’ll need before you start so that everything is ready when you need it.

Steps to Success!

While your rice is cooking, start by sautéing the chicken and then adding in the veggies. Don’t forget to season your dish with salt while cooking. Once your rice and sautéed vegetables have finished cooking, warm your beans and corn and get ready to assemble.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can layer the ingredients how you like and personalize your own bowl! Extra cheese? Yes, please! Sliced avocado or sour cream? Absolutely! Add on your favorite homemade or store-bought salsa and you’re ready to eat. Use Success® Brown Rice for a bowl filled with whole grains.

This meal is also perfect for meal prepping for your week. The ingredients are already separated, so when it’s time to assemble for work or school, all you need is a bowl and a spoon.

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