Southwest Chicken and Rice Bowls

The best way to eat lighter throughout the week is to prep some meals ahead of time so that they are ready to go in the fridge. When something is ready to eat, you’re more likely to grab it, rather than other less healthy options. This recipe is very simple and versatile, so you can add additional veggies if you like.

Created by: Nellie Tracy, Butter With a Side of Bread


  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded
  • 1 2/3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 7 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped or torn into bite sized pieces
  • Salsa, for dressing
  • 1 can black beans, drained


  • Divide the chicken into five plastic containers. Place ⅓ cup rice into each container and then divide the corn and beans evenly into each container.
  • Place 1½ cups of lettuce into five plastic sandwich bags.
  • When ready to eat, microwave the ingredients in the container for 1-2 minutes and then add one prepared bag of lettuce and salsa as dressing.