Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls

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In our home, school starts in less than one week! I cannot believe that summer has already come to an end and to be honest, the more I think about it the more sad I get. I love summer and spending time with my girls, but this year I have 3 little girls in my home that will be going back to school and once school starts I will be welcoming 4 little kids into my home during the day. Since I work at home with kids during the day, the minute that school starts I am busy and rarely have time to think about meal planning. Often times, my husband will come home and ask what is for dinner and I will just look at him with a blank face and then in my head I will say to myself, ‘Oh, my gosh! I forgot to defrost the chicken!’. Thankfully, since I discovered Walmart’s Effortless Meals, I have less of those ‘too busy to cook dinner’ moments and more moments of being able to provide my family with a quick, simple and healthy meal option such as my Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls.

Simple & Quick Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls

When I see that my day is hectic and I don’t have time to prepare a gourmet meal for my family, I ask my husband to stop at Walmart before he comes home from work and grab one of their Marketside Effortless Meals from their deli section or from one of the warmer stands by one of the registers. Walmart makes it so easy! They have fully cooked Marketside Pizza Meals and Marketside Rotisserie Chicken Meals that are perfect alone or combined with another meal. In addition, they have delicious sides such as Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, or Cole Slaw and are perfect when paired with a Coca-Cola product.

Effortless Meals at Walmart

One of my favorite and easiest Marketside Effortless Meals to cook for my family is Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls. It is not only quick and simple to make but kid friendly! I have not timed myself making this meal but I am pretty sure it can be made in around 10 minutes! This amazing and simple dish only uses 5 ingredients; Walmart’s Marketside rotisserie chicken, instant rice, beans, cheese and frozen vegetables.

Layered Chicken and Veggies Ingredients

The steps to make my Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls are simple. I use frozen vegetable packages that can be made in the microwave, instant rice that is made in around 8 minutes and canned beans. After I rinse the canned beans in water, I prepare the rice and vegetables. As the rice and vegetables are cooking I shred the chicken. The rotisserie chicken from Walmart’s Marketside Effortless Meal is so fresh and easy to tear apart. In addition, there is a lot of chicken!

Shred Chicken

 Once the chicken is shredded, the rice is cooked and fluffy, the beans are rinsed and the vegetables are completely cooked, you simply layer each food item in a bowl and top with cheese!

Simple Steps to an Effortless Meal

Layered Chicken & Veggie Bowls


  • Marketside Rotisserie Chicken (fully cooked)
  • 2 cups Instant Rice
  • 1 can of beans (rinsed)
  • 1 bag of frozen vegetables
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare instant rice as directed
  2. Rinse can of beans in a colander
  3. Prepare frozen vegetables as directed
  4. Shred chicken
  5. Layer your bowl with chicken, vegetables, beans, rice, chicken and cheese
  6. Season to taste
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Final Layered Chicken and Veggie Meal

Even though back to school has started for many and will be starting soon for others, mealtime does not have to suffer. Walmart’s Marketside Effortless Meals are there to help busy families provide a quick, simple and healthy meal for their families.

How do you provide an effortless meal for your family during the start of back to school?


  1. That is the perfect coke for the photos! These bowls sound delicious & probably quite filling 🙂

  2. I am getting hungry already. The family would love this totally!

  3. I need very easy meals. This looks like a meal I could get on the table quickly!

  4. Paula Schuck says

    This would be perfect for dinner tonight. I have leftover chicken i could use to make it. Thanks for the great recipe and idea.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure the kids will love it.

  6. Looks like a great recipe! I love simple quick meals that used already cooked chicken, making something like that tonight

  7. This really does look like a great quick weeknight meal. I love effortless dinners like this when we have been running all day long!

  8. Yum! Now that is a GREAT idea! I never really know what to do somedays and this would be perfect. I’m sure my kids would love it too!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is great to have a lot of meal options where meat and veggies can be served together in one easy to prepare meal. This will be a hit with my family.

  10. I have had that blank stare far too often when my husband comes home and asks what’s for dinner! Great recipe idea – and I love that it is kid-friendly! #client

  11. These veggie bowls look so good. My sons give me such a hard time to eat their veggies but I think they would eat them this way.

  12. This looks so delicious! I am going to have to try this with my kids. Especially since it is so quick.

  13. Oh my, that looks so tasty. I love easy recipes like this.

  14. What a cool summer meal. We need to try this for a quick dinner sometime.

  15. Catherine S says

    This looks and sounds yummy. I am all about a quick and easy dinner.

  16. Ohh I am loving the sound of this, I could tuck right in as I fancy some chicken. x

  17. I don’t know what Wal-mart puts into that chicken that is simply good. SOO good! This recipe seems simple enough for me to do and know that my family is going to love it. Thank you!

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