Easy chicken rice bowls are just that, nice and easy. I also love that they are good for you. There are so many things that you can add or take away from this recipe that makes it fit everyone’s needs.

Just use your crock pot, place the chicken in it and cook it and in a few hours, cook some rice and you will be set! These easy chicken rice bowls are the perfect easy dinner.

I am a Hairstylist and on Fridays I have quite a few ladies that get their hair done for the weekend and so I am pretty busy! And so this is what we ate on Friday, and they were perfect. I can’t wait to make them again!

Some days I wish that I only did my hair one day of the week. I am pretty sure that my hair would be very scary and I hope even when I am older, that I am still able to do my own hair and that I do it more than one time a week.

What Ingredients Do I Need For Easy Chicken Rice Bowls?

Rice Bowls:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Black beans
  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Colby jack cheese

 

Additional toppings:

  • Lettuce
  • Mango salsa
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Onions
  • Avocados

 

How Do I Make Easy Chicken Rice Bowls?

  • Place chicken breasts and chicken broth in a slow cooker.
  • Add onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Cook on high for 3 1/2 – 4 hours, or on low for 5 1/2 hours.
  • When the center of the chicken reaches 160 degrees, shred the chicken.
  • Add the black beans that have been rinsed and drained.
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Place cooked rice in a bowl, and add the chicken mixture.
  • Top with cheese and any additional toppings that you wish.

 

Easy chicken and rice bowls, is a dish that I truly could enjoy more that one time a week though. There are so many varieties of beans, cheese, and even rice, that you could add to the easy chicken and rice bowls. Another fun idea is to have sweet and sour chicken or BBQ.

Easy Chicken Rice Bowls

We had the opportunity to tend our grandson and his cousins this week end, while their families ran a race called the dirty dash! Now you ask what is the dirty dash? It is a military boot camp 5K, mud run obstacle course with a lot of mud!

Yep, I told my husband that I would support him in participating next year, he laughed and said “no thanks”. I guess growing up on farms, we had enough mud, moving sprinkler pipes.

Good for all those that went and supported this race, because the people that put it on did a fabulous job. I was amazed at how many people showed up for this race. I am pretty sure that it was over 1000 people. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, you can look up the dirty dash in Midway Utah, and if you run in it, don’t wear your best clothes.

Can I Substitute Ingredients in Easy Chicken Rice Bowls?

You could substitute the following ingredients for any variety of that ingredient that you desire:

  • Beans
  • Cheese
  • Rice

You could also substitute the Chicken with the following:

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Barbecued Chicken

And as it goes for me, I will stick to babysitting! Oh ya and if your kids under 13 years of age want to run the race, they have a race just for them called the Piglet Plunge. I am not sure how far that one goes, but I am pretty sure that race would be more my speed.

But I guess I will just have to leave that to the other brave souls out there. And yes, they did look like little pigs that rolled in the mud when they were done. I think I will just stick to cooking!

Tips and Tricks For Easy Chicken Rice Bowls:

  • Use your favorite dressing in place of the salsa, my family likes ranch.
  • If you like kidney beans better, you can use them in place of black beans.
  • I use Rose rice, but any rice will do.
  • You may use any cheese that you like, as well.

More Rice Recipes That You May Enjoy:

Chicken Rice and Veggies

Southwestern Chicken and Rice

Easy Chicken and Rice

 

Yield: 6 people

Easy Chicken Rice Bowls

Easy Chicken Rice Bowls

Chicken Rice Bowls have a delicious Chicken Broth mixture mixed with beans that are served over a bed of rice. The ingredients can be switched out so easily to accommodate personal preferences.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (About 2 large breasts)
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups rice (white or brown)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese (or Medium Sharp)

Additional toppings:

  • lettuce
  • Mango salsa
  • fresh tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • onions
  • avocados

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker with the chicken broth.
  2. Add onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on high for 3 1/2-4 hours, or on low for 5 1/2 hours.
  4. When center of the chicken reaches 160 degrees, shred the chicken.
  5. Add the black beans that have been rinsed and drained.
  6. Cook rice according to package directions.
  7. Place cooked rice in a bowl, and add the chicken mixed with the beans.
  8. Top with cheese and any additional toppings you wish.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 568Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 117mgSodium 847mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 6gSugar 3gProtein 46g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

 

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