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Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl

It’s the last week in February (can you believe it?!) and that means the last chicken series post is coming at ya! Today’s dish is something fun to whip up now that some parts of the country is getting warmer. Here in Florida it has been up and down and last week we had a couple gorgeous days in a row. We took full advantage of it and busted out the grill! I really hope you enjoy this recipe!

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

I marinated a couple chicken breasts in the same marinade I used in my Best Chicken Tacos, made homemade Spanish rice with it and topped it with my favorites! SO simple!

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl
 
 
The rice recipe is enough for 4 servings. Use ½-1 whole chicken breast per bowl depending on the size. I love using my The Best Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe for the marinade!
Ingredients
  • Spanish Rice:
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1 Tbls butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, cut in 4ths
  • ⅛ cup cilantro, rough chop
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Rice bowl assembly:
  • ½ -1 chicken breast per bowl, sliced
  • Any mix of toppings your prefer, cheese, cilantro chopped, scallions, tortilla chips, lime wedges
Instructions
  1. In a pot over medium heat, add in the butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant about 30 seconds, add in the tomatoes and saute for a minute. Add in the rice and cilantro and let fry in the fat, about 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. While the rice is cooking in the pan, get another pot out and add the water, tomato paste, oregano, paprika, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, let come to a boil and add to the pot with the rice. Bring the temperature down to low heat and cook, covered for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  3. To assemble the rice bowls, add in about 4th of the cooked rice or as much as you prefer. Top with the sliced grilled chicken and toppings. I used fresh squeezed lime, cilantro, scallions, tomatoes, taco sauce and sour cream that I mixed with a little sriracha. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

In a pot over medium heat, add in the butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant about 30 seconds, add in the tomatoes and saute for a minute.

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

Add in the rice and cilantro and let fry in the fat, about 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

While the rice is cooking in the pan, get another pot out and add the water, tomato paste, oregano, paprika, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, let come to a boil

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

and add to the pot with the rice. Bring the temperature down to low heat and cook, covered for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl, recipe for Spanish style rice as well! So yummy!

To assemble the rice bowls, add in about 4th of the cooked rice or as much as you prefer. Top with the sliced grilled chicken and toppings. I used fresh squeezed lime, cilantro, scallions, tomatoes, taco sauce and sour cream that I mixed with a little sriracha. Serve and enjoy!

See, easy peasy! You could of course have the Spanish rice as a side anytime you want as well, it’s super YUM!

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27 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    February 26, 2014

    Hi Dana, Your Tex Mex Chicken Rice Bowl looks so deeelish …. we love Mexican food!! Thanks for posting on Wake Up Wednesday Linky 🙂

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    Kim Anderson says:
    February 27, 2014

    I love this because I always do this kind of bowl with plain rice and have never thought to season the rice! My hubby is going to love this dish even more now! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  3. avatar
    February 27, 2014

    What a beautiful recipe! Your pictures are wonderful. I love Mexican food so so much. Thanks for sharing!

  4. avatar
    February 27, 2014

    Your Tex Mex Grilled Chicken looks divine! I’m sure my family will love this. I pinned it so I can make sure I have the recipe. I found you through the Let’s Get Real blog hop. Thanks for sharing this on there!

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    February 28, 2014

    This looks so good I can’t seem to get enough of tex mex anything these days.

  6. Hi Dana! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. This recipe does look super yummy! We like to use our taco night leftovers for lunch the next day by turning them into taco bowls. I don’t have a Spanish rice recipe yet so I’m excited to try yours. I have really been in the mood for Spanish rice!

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    Becca says:
    March 1, 2014

    Looks so beautiful, easy, and delicious! Can’t wait to try – pinning for future reference! Thanks for linking up at Shine a Spotlight!

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    Diane Balch says:
    March 2, 2014

    Your Spanish rice recipe looks terrific along with the excellent chicken. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

  9. avatar
    Marti says:
    March 2, 2014

    This looks sooooo good! Thank you for sharing it. Pinned to the party board! 🙂

    Marti

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    Tina says:
    March 3, 2014

    Yum! That looks so good. Pinning to try later.

  11. avatar
    Christine says:
    March 3, 2014

    For some reason I am horrible at making rice, but this sure looks delicious!

  12. avatar
    CJ Huang says:
    March 3, 2014

    Loving these flavors! You’re featured this week on Share Your Stuff Tuesdays. 🙂

  13. avatar
    March 4, 2014

    Thank you for this real recipe! I so appreciate food made from good ingredients.

  14. avatar
    Kristina says:
    March 7, 2014

    Oh yum! And those roll ups look good too. Plenty of tasty food around here! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  15. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and share with us again this weekend!

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    Mila Furman says:
    March 10, 2014

    I love this soooo very much! I made my Latin rice this week too and this just made me excited to go home and eat it! Adorable blog!

  17. avatar
    Linda says:
    June 5, 2014

    I am confused as to the type of rice needed to make The Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl. Sounds so -so good! Thank You

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 5, 2014

      The rice I used is long grain white rice, thanks for stopping by!!

  18. avatar
    David Miller says:
    April 19, 2015

    Lovely combination of flavors here.This recipe sounds fantastic.I look forward to making this.

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