Made with cooked frozen broccoli and peas, this simple Rice and Chicken Salad is ready in minutes. Serve as a snack, grab-and-go lunch, or even a quick dinner. Get the most out of our Ready To Heat Jasmine Rice Pouches by mixing the grains with your favorite ingredients.
Heat rice according to package directions.
In a large bowl, toss together rice, chicken, broccoli, peas, feta, and dressing until well combined; garnish with parsley.
Substitute chicken with cooked frozen shelled edamame or rinsed and drained canned white beans.
By combining these three classic ingredients, it is almost impossible for your recipe to go wrong. Some might say this is the ultimate trio of foods for a perfectly balanced meal – including a source of protein (rotisserie chicken), grains (Jasmine rice), and greens (broccoli). Plus, they form a pleasant blend of textures that blows the average lettuce salad out of the water.
From casseroles to comforting soups, recipes with broccoli, chicken, and rice definitely have something special. This new take on our all-time trifecta also combines Mediterranean flavors with the addition of crumbled feta cheese and Italian dressing.
The best part about this salad is that it has a complex blend of flavors without needing to spending hours in the kitchen – which makes it perfect for those days with a tight schedule. When you have a busy day, stopping by your favorite local grocery store might seem like mission impossible. Luckily, frozen veggies exist! Defrost the broccoli and peas in advance, and your only concern will be to toss your rice in the microwave for a grand total of 90 seconds. Don’t sweat not having any pouches in the pantry — you can add some color to your favorite long grain white rice!
Yes, you read that right! Your next favorite chicken salad requires less than 5 minutes in the kitchen, thanks to our Carolina® Ready To Heat Rice Pouches. This recipe calls for our naturally flavored, not to mention delicious, Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice for an extra Mediterranean flare.
If you want to make a lighter version of this salad, skip the prepared Italian dressing. Thanks to the flavored rice, there is no lack of flavor in this salad. However, you could give it another boost of flavor by squeezing the juice of a lime and sprinkling with cilantro. Top with flaked almonds or chopped nuts and enjoy a whole meal within seconds.