This Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe is a easy, casual way to serve dinner. Set out the ingredients and let guests make their own bowls!

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls

Happy Friday Friends! Thank goodness there’s no perfect answer for how to be the perfect hostess. It’s all about what works for you, and honestly, I never do it perfectly. Or the same each time. Whew! All pressure is off being the perfect hostess, right? (Hand raised.)

Since it’s the weekend (and Halloween weekend), today I’m sharing a super easy meal (party food), where you set out the ingredients, and everyone makes their own Chicken Rice Taco Bowls!

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

But first, earlier this week we were invited to a home for a potluck. It would have been easy for my husband and me to stay home, but having challenged ourselves to accept as many invitations we can, we are really excited to meet new people in our town! So we made ourselves go.

We were so glad we did. I don’t know about you, but I can get a little nervous when it comes to meeting new people. Once I settle in, I’m okay, but the intial “walk into a house where you know no one” feeling is scary!

The host said a prayer, another gave a toast to new friendships, we shared the stories behind the dishes that we brought, we passed the baby around (I held on a little longer, because I love babies), we all found a seat a the giant wood table, bringing our full plates and a glass of wine, and we dined. For hours. What a great experience.

We were so glad that we said, “yes!”

One way to make new guests welcome is to plan a potluck! Or just a casual dinner!

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

If you’re wanting to do some causal entertaining this weekend, I really like to serve Chicken Rice Taco Bowls. Set out all the ingredients, and let guests fill their bowls.

Get your chicken cooking in the crock pot earlier in the day (or use Rotisserie chicken + salsa).

We love homemade guacamole.

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

Have you thought about mixing a variety of beans together? Or you can mix beans with quinoa.

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

Challenge yourself to not set the table (just make sure it’s cleaned off), pull up the chairs, and just be casual!

And then just let the night happen …

Have a good weekend, Friends!

Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

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Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe


  • Brown Rice, or quinoa
  • Prepared Crock Pot Salsa Chicken, or shredded Rotisserie chicken with salsa
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Jalapeños
  • Favorite chips
  • Guacamole
  • Beans, combined several kinds
  • Pico de gallo


  • Cook chicken breasts in a slow cooker ahead of time, or shred Rotisserie chicken and mix with salsa.
  • Make brown rice or quinoa ahead of time, according to package directions.
  • Prepare other ingredients and place in individual bowls.
  • Layer ingredients to make your favorite “bowl” and top with hot sauce and jalapenos and chip!
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Chicken Rice Taco Bowls Recipe

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