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Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

It’s like a BLT in a bowl – this easy-to-make rice bowl is filled with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado and tossed with a zesty pesto ranch dressing.



3 cups of white rice cooked
1 cup of fresh spinach cooked and / or wilted
3/4 cup of grape tomatoes halved
2 tablespoons of chopped onion
2 cups of grilled chicken sliced
1 medium of avocado sliced or chopped
5 slices of bacon cooked and chopped

Pesto Ranch Dressing:
3 tablespoons of prepared basil pesto
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh chives


  1. To make the ranch dressing, place all ingredients for the dressing in a blender and process thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice and the Pesto Ranch Dressing. Toss well to combine.
  3. Mix in the wilted spinach, onion and tomatoes.
  4. When ready to serve, spoon the rice mixture into a bowl.
  5. Top with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado.