A delicious weeknight meal or potluck dish, enjoy this Easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad, made with fresh ingredients. Serve with chips and salsa!

A chicken and rice salad with layers of tomatoes, olives, lettuce, in a glass bowl

Last week we sat outside and at a casual bowl of this easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad for dinner, amazed at what we were seeing!

Easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad

We love layered salads. Maybe you’ve tried my Barbecued Chicken Layered Pasta Salad or this basic Layered Vegetable Salad or my friend Aubrey’s 7 Layer Salad.

Friends, we had our first snow this past weekend … in September!! Now that is a first for me! I’m still daydreaming about fall, and the beauty of the meadows, the warm sunshine in the afternoon, the cool autumn breezes, and the aspens in full color.

I also love the sunset down at the lodge, and the beautiful Sunriver horses.

This is my favorite meadow to visit where I live.

Best Chicken Rice Layered Salad

Ingredients for Chicken Rice Salad

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Black olives
  • Corn salsa (Trader Joe’or regular corn, drained)
  • Cooked brown rice
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes
  • Mexican cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Favorite salad dressing

Chicken Layered Salad

Chicken Rice Layered Salad

Today we’re sharing one that is great for a weeknight dinner!

When I’m cooking, I’ll often take leftovers (like rice and chicken) and grab my glass parfait dish.

Tasty Easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad

Then layer ingredients I have in the fridge, and serve it for dinner that night.

How to serve Easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad

How to serve a layered salad

Of course, you may ask, but how do you serve this salad?

I get it made, refrigerate it, and then right before serving, I dump it into a very large bowl.

Then it’s up to you, as you can either toss it lightly with dressing, or set out dressing and let everyone dress their own.

Anchor Hocking Trifle Bowl with Stand

I use this bowl for so many salad!

You can buy this glass dish [AFFLINK], HERE.

Chicken Layered Salad Recipe

Back to the beautiful meadows. I found this hymn that warmed (literally) my soul, as it was snowing yesterday.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

A true song of praise!

For the Beauty of Meadows

For the Beauty of Meadows

For the beauty of meadows, for grandeur of trees,
For flowers of woodlands, for creatures of seas,
For all You created and gave us to share,
We praise You, Creator, extolling Your care.

As stewards of beauty received at Your hand,
As creatures who hear Your most urgent command,
We turn from our wasteful destruction of life,
Confessing our failures, confessing our strife.

Teach us once again to be gardeners in peace;
All nature around us is ours but on lease;
Your name we would hallow in all that we do,
Fulfilling our calling, creating with You.

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Chicken Rice Layered Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup corn salsa (Trader Joe’or regular corn, drained
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly slices
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • Red and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Favorite salad dressing, such as Lime Cilantro, Poppyseed, or Thousand Island


  • In a large glass parfait dish, layer the above ingredients, ending with the guacamole on top.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro; cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Lightly toss with your favorite dressing. Serve with chips and salsa!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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Easy Chicken Rice Layered Salad Recipe