BBQ Chicken Rice Bowls are a meal in a bowl! Complete with rice, seasoned chicken, corn, black beans, cilantro, and an easy BBQ Ranch drizzled on top, this meal is great for an easy dinner or to meal prep.
I really love a good meal in a bowl. So many times I throw them together randomly, but I really love a themed bowl. Whether it's my Autumn Nourish Bowl, Indian Rice bowls, Greek Turkey Rice Bowls, or Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls, they're always a hit at our house!
The key to a good bowl recipe? The sauce! These BBQ Chicken Bowls are drizzled with a crazy easy two-ingredient BBQ Ranch (bet ya can't guess the two ingredients haha) and are truly full of flavor.
Chicken Tenders - I love using chicken tenders because they cook quicker than breasts and stay much more tender and moist than breasts.
Spices - paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder are the spices used to flavor the chicken.
Ranch Dressing - I love using a good quality ranch in this recipe, since it's a main ingredient in the sauce.
BBQ Sauce - combined with the ranch dressing for a delicious BBQ Ranch that is drizzled on top. If you're a big fan of BBQ Sauce, be sure to check out my Slow Cooker BBQ Beef and my BBQ Pork Taquitos!
Black Beans - drained and rinsed black beans add fiber and flavor to these rice bowls.
Corn - I use frozen corn but canned also works.
Different protein - You can definitely make this recipe using a different meat or protein like steak, ground turkey, shrimp, salmon, or tofu.
Add more veggies - this recipe is super adaptable tow whatever vegetables you might have on hand. I think roasted broccoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, peppers, kale, or fresh cherry tomatoes would all be delicious.
Different base - instead of white rice, you could use brown sugar, couscous, quinoa, or barley. Really any grain would work well.
Add avocado - I was planning to add avocado to mine, but the ones I bought weren't ripe yet! These bowls would definitely be delicious with sliced avocado on top.
Photo 1. In a bowl, combine chicken tenders with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
Photo 2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the chicken tenders. Cook until no longer pink inside, about 4-5 minutes on each side.
Photo 3. In a medium bowl, combine the ranch dressing and BBQ Sauce.
Photo 4. Stir well to combine.
Photo 5. Chop the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Photo 6. Assemble your bowl! Serve your desired amount of rice, corn, beans, and chicken in each bowl and top with shredded cheese, cilantro, tortilla strips, and BBQ Ranch. Enjoy!
I like corn in my BBQ rice bowl, but other great options would be roasted broccoli, shredded cabbage, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, green beans, tomatoes, or sauteed kale. You could also add some lettuce for crunch.
I don't think you need to serve anything with them! These BBQ rice bowls are a meal in itself!
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