This is a sponsored post on behalf of Veetee Rice. All opinions are my own.
Anytime I can get dinner on the table in under thirty minutes, I consider that a win. Even better when it’s something the whole family loves and I don’t have to worry about one kid not eating it or having to make something special for the little one. This chicken and spinach rice bowl is one of those dinners. Everyone loves this dinner, even my picky eater. Full of delicious panko crusted chicken, fresh spinach and garden fresh tomatoes served over a bed of delicious thai jasmine rice, this is one of my favorite quick dinner options.
With a quick dinner like this, I have more free time to spend with the kids at night. Whether we’re out for a walk after dinner or patiently waiting to catch lightning bugs (part of our nightly routine lately), I’d rather be spending time with the kids creating memories than spending all night in the kitchen cooking dinner.
The chicken is my go-to recipe for chicken nuggets. The panko bread crumbs give the chicken a delicious crunch. I’ll typically start the chicken first since that takes the longest to cook.
Then in another pan, I’ll sauté some garlic and fresh baby spinach leaves in a little oil.
After a few minutes, once the spinach begins to wilt, I’ll add in a handful of cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden and cook them for a few minutes longer.
One of my secrets to making this delicious dinner is one of my kitchen staples, Veetee Rice. Veetee Rice cooks in only two minutes in the microwave, drastically cutting down my cooking time and it’s so delicious.
Once the rice is cooked, I spoon it into a bowl and top it with the spinach and tomatoes.
Add the chicken on top and a sprinkle of feta cheese and dinner is ready in no time at all. This is definitely one easy dinner that we make at least once a week, especially when our garden is full of fresh tomatoes.
Veetee rice is GMO free and 8 varieties are gluten-free. The rice tray is fully recyclable and BPA free. All varieties are shelf stable for 12 months and available in 12 delicious flavors (I’ve tried most of them and they’re delicious). I think my favorite feature is that they are ready in two minutes. Delicious rice as a side dish or part of the main course, ready in two minutes is a cooking staple for me. You can find Veetee rice in Shoprite stores.
Delicious Chicken & Spinach Rice Bowl Recipe
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 12-15 cherry tomatoes
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp. feta cheese
- 1 package Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice
- 1 lb chicken breast cut into bite sized nuggets
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to a pan and heat on medium
- Wash and cut chicken into nuggets sized pieces
- Dip in egg and then in panko bread crumbs.
- Fry in pan 4-5 minutes on each side (or until cooked through)
- In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chopped garlic
- Add spinach and cook just until spinach begins to wilt
- Add in tomatoes cook 3-5 minutes
- Heat rice in microwave. When done, add to bowl.
- Pour spinach and tomato mixture overtop rice
- Add chicken to rice bowl
- Top with feta cheese and serve immediately.