Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowls

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


3 8 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts (diced into 1/2 inch cubes)

1 teaspoon olive or canola oil

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup canned low sodium black beans (rinsed and drained)

1/2 cup buffalo sauce (Franks)

3 cups cooked brown rice

1/2 cup part-skim cheddar cheese (or dairy-free cheddar)

1/4 cup chopped scallions


Heat oil in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook until they have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add black beans, paprika, cumin and salt; stir to combine and heat through, 3 to 4 minutes.

While that cooks, heat a large skillet over high heat, when hot spray with oil and add the chicken.

Cook until browned and cooked through in the center, about 5 minutes, flipping so it cooks on each side.

Set aside in a medium bowl and toss with the hot sauce.

To serve

Pour 3/4 cup rice in each bowl, top each with 1/4 cup beans and cheese, divide the chicken over the bowls.

If eating right away, I like to melt the cheese by putting it in the microwave 30 seconds. Top with scallions.

For meal prep

Refrigerate up to 4 days. To reheat, microwave about 3 minutes or until heated through.


Serving Size

1 bowl


485 kcal

Total Fat

9.5 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



134 mg


1200 mg

Total Carbohydrate

47.5 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

1.5 g


49.5 g

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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