Hey there, friends! It’s Liz from Love Grows Wild, and I am so excited to share this delicious meal idea with you! Everyone loves a good chicken and rice dinner, and this recipe with a tangy citrus dressing, tender grilled chicken, and fresh, crisp vegetables is sure to become a new favorite!
I don’t know about your family, but in my house everyone has a different dinner request. My husband would be happy with some form of beef every night for the rest of his life. And my oldest son could eat a pound of pasta by himself, if I let him. Maybe even two. But my youngest, oddly enough, is quite the vegetarian at 4 years old. He actually will eat whatever meat you ask him to, but given the choice, he’d gladly take a salad, orange slices, and an apple over chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, and french fries any day. Not your typical kid, right? I’m pretty proud of his healthy eating habits, but my farm-kid husband who raised cattle growing up thinks he must be from another plant. Lol! Needless to say, sometimes finding a dinner everyone can agree on can be pretty difficult.
That’s exactly why these chicken and rice bowls are so perfect. Even though everyone has their own preferences, a good, grilled chicken breast is something I know everyone will enjoy. This recipe has a little something for everyone… meat for my husband, carbs for my oldest, and veggies for my youngest. It’s a winner winner chicken dinner! Literally. Pun totally intended.
The recipe starts by making an orange and lemon citrus dressing with that doubles as a marinade for the chicken and a finishing touch for the rice bowl. I don’t know about you, but this time of year I start to seriously crave grilled foods, especially during the super long winter we’ve had! Having a nice grill pan or the classic George Foreman grill is so nice to enjoy some delicious grilled food when it’s too cold to fire the grill up outside. I love how tender and flavorful the chicken is from the citrus marinade!
Once the chicken is grilled to perfection, throw together some cooked rice (white, brown, any kind will do!) and fresh veggies and toss with some of the reserved citrus dressing. Serve the chicken on top, and enjoy!
The sugar snap peas are crisp and fresh. The chicken is moist and tender. And the tangy citrus dressing ties the whole dish together for a healthy, colorful, mouth-watering meal! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!