Rice Salad with Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

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Ülkü Published: March 24, 2021 Modified: July 22, 2021
Rice Salad with Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

How To Make Rice Salad with Chicken and Asparagus

With its lemon juice, vinegar, and mustard dressing, this rice salad is a filling dish that has the crunch of the asparagus and the meatiness of chicken.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes


  • cuppine nuts
  • 5tbspwine vinegar
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspdijon mustard
  • 2tspsalt
  • ¾tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 9tbspolive oil
  • 2cuprice
  • 1lbasparagus
  • 1lbboneless chicken thighs
  • 1largetomato
  • ½cupred onion,chopped


  1. In a small frying pan, toast the pine nuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown.

  2. Or toast in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, using a fork, stir together the vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper.

  4. Stir in the oil

  5. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the rice until almost tender.

  6. Add the asparagus and cook until it and the rice are both done.

  7. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again

  8. Transfer to a large glass or stainless-steel bowl

  9. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, bring ¼ inch of water to a simmer over moderately high heat

  10. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan.

  11. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer, turning once, until cooked through.

  12. Remove the chicken, let cool slightly, and then cut into ½-inch chunks

  13. Add to the rice and asparagus.

  14. Add the tomato and red onion to the rice and then toss the salad with the dressing.

  15. Stir in the pine nuts just before serving.


  • Calories: 916.92kcal
  • Fat: 50.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.41g
  • Carbohydrates: 86.54g
  • Fiber: 3.50g
  • Sugar: 4.13g
  • Protein: 28.50g
  • Cholesterol: 111.13mg
  • Sodium: 1024.91mg
  • Calcium: 60.79mg
  • Potassium: 692.37mg
  • Iron: 4.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 85.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.91mg
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