Black Bean, Chicken & Rice Bowl with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Chicken & Rice BowlAhh Taco Tuesday, my favorite themed meal of the week! Even though this recipe is not officially a “taco” it’s basically everything that makes a taco delicious, thus, Happy Taco Tuesday to you! But seriously this is a super easy and scrumptious dish that’s packed full of healthy fats and protein with out added bulk (aka carbs and calories) of a tortilla! BlackBeans and RiceI used the Vigo brand black beans and rice, which is preseasoned and absolutely to die for! It only takes 20 minutes to cook and it’s got so much flavor! I also used a rotisserie chicken which is so much easier and WAY more flavorful than plan old chicken breast! pepper and onionShred the chicken up and toss it together with some onions, peppers and top it all off with some homemade cilantro lime dressing and voila, Black Bean, Chicken and Rice bowl to your face- dinner is done! Enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 4-6 people)

  • 2 bags Vigo black beans and rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
  • 1 Medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Avocado, sliced for garnish
  • Toppings of your choice: Mexican Blend shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, green onions

Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, large stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 oz plain non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1.5 limes, juiced)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, allow it to cook while you prepare the chicken.
  2. Add olive oil to medium size skillet and cook onions and peppersĀ on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until onions are translucent and peppers are tender.
  3. Add shredded chicken to onion and peppers and stir to combine. Add seasoning (garlic powder, salt, oregano, chili pepper and pepper) and stir. Cover and turn heat to low while the rice finishes cooking. (Stir occasionally/keep an eye on the chicken so it doesn’t dry out- you just want to keep it warm)
  4. Meanwhile, combine cilantro lime dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, place rice in a bowl, add chicken mixture on top. Top with shredded cheese, avocado and other desired toppings. Finish by drizzling cilantro lime dressing over the top and Buon Appetito!

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