Chicken and Avocado Rice Bowl


No need for extra sides and dirty dishes with this rice bowl recipe.

Chicken and Avocado Rice Bowl Recipe
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Dinner's all here, in one bowl: your grain, colorful veggies, and protein. Everything takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, thanks to chicken cutlets which cook quickly on the stove. While the chicken is lean, each portion is topped with a ripe avocado half, which makes the dish filling and satisfying.

Watermelon radishes, which are available from late fall through spring, add a gorgeous pop of color and make the dish look stunning. They should be firm, free of blemishes, and feel heavy for their size. If you can't find them, regular radishes have a comparable flavor.


  • 4 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups yellow onion, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 4 cups cooked white rice

  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced

  • ½ cup watermelon radishes, sliced

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • sliced scallions, hot sauce, and lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Sprinkle the cutlets evenly with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the cutlets and cook until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

  2. Remove the cutlets and place on a cutting board; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Add the onion and water to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Shred the cutlets. Place 1 cup of the rice in each bowl. Divide the chicken, onion, avocados, radishes, lemon juice, and the remaining salt and pepper among the bowls. Sprinkle with scallions and serve with hot sauce and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 546mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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