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chicken breast fillets pesto rice recipe
Easy Dinner

Chicken-Pesto Rice

PREP TIME: 2 minutes

COOK TIME: 3 minutes


Have some leftover white rice on hand? Make this hearty one-bowl meal in minutes!


smoked chicken breast fillets
  • 2 packs Pioneer Poultry Smoked Chicken Breast Fillets (300 grams each)
  • 4 loosely-packed cups of cooked (leftover) white rice
  • 2/3 cup bottled Italian pesto sauce (i.e., Genovese)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Utensils Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Individual serving bowls
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  • If the rice and chicken are cold, mix a few tablespoons of hot water or broth into the rice. Fold in the chicken breast pieces. Then microwave the mixture on high in a covered container for about a minute and 30 seconds.
  • Garnish this meal with veggies or your favourite greens for extra flavour and nutrition.
  • No rice? You may use leftover couscous instead. Click on the links to know how to cook rice or couscous.


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice, pesto, balsamic vinegar and oregano powder.
  2. Open the packs of Pioneer Poultry Smoked Chicken Breast Fillets and cut them up into smaller bite-size pieces. Fold them gently into the rice.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into individual bowls and serve immediately.