Southwestern Chicken and Rice Bowl

Try this award-winning Southwestern style chicken and rice bowl layered with white rice, peppers and chicken, black beans and corn topped with cheese and salsa.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 small poblano pepper, finely diced
  • 2 each minced garlic
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup thick and chunky style salsa


  • This simple and delicious recipe made with Success® White Rice is an award-winning classic from the 2009 Restaurant Recipe Challenge. This rice bowl has got it all, get your daily dose of grains, proteins and veggies in one bite.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Add poblano pepper, garlic, onions, and bell pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

  • In four bowls, layer ¼ rice, ¼ chicken mixture, ¼ corn, and ¼ black beans. Top with cheese and salsa.

Unbeatable Combination

This recipe goes to show 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, before starting, gather what you’ll need and separate it by when you’ll need it.

Tips For Success

While your rice is cooking, start by sautéing the chicken and then adding in the veggies. Don’t forget to season with salt while cooking, not only does it add to the flavor of the dish but helps the other ingredients more effectively release theirs. Once your rice and sautéed mixture 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? Please. Sliced avocado or sour cream, top it on. Choose your favorite homemade or store-bought salsa and you’re ready. Use Success® Brown Rice for a more whole grain filled rice bowl.

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, school or wherever. All you need is a bowl and a spoon.