Cajun Chicken & Grilled Zucchini Rice Bowl Recipe

Last updated on May 6th, 2024 at 10:25 am

It’s summer time, the perfect opportunity to try some lighter bite dinner options. No one wants to eat those heavy comfort foods we all love so dearly in the winter. It’s bikini season. I am all about the rice bowls at the moment too. They are fast, easy, as all my recipes are, as promised by me! They are versatile and you can whip up any variation, you like, depending on what’s left over in the fridge. Now, that’s my kind recipe.

Cajun Chicken & Grilled Zucchini Rice Bowl

a great, light bite recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Author Let's Talk Mommy


  • 500 g diced chicken
  • 1 Tbsp cajun spice
  • 1 zucchini courgette
  • 4 cups of steamed white or brown rice
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. In frying pan, cook chicken with cajun spice sprinkled over top
  2. Add red peppers and onions to chicken and cook until chicken is done
  3. In a grill pan, add oil and slice zucchini long width and lay flat, grill for 30/40 secs
  4. In a pot, steam rice according to package

To Serve

  1. Add rice to the bottom of a bowl
  2. Add chicken mix on top

Recipe Notes

If you find you want to spice it up, add hot BBQ sauce on top!

Cajun Chicken & Grilled Zucchini Rice Bowl


I used white rice on this particular recipe, as that’s what I had in the house at the time. But if you really want to be healthy, use brown rice. Both of my kids love a good rice bowl, yes, it’s messy but I let them dig in.

Want to take this recipe further, heat up some BBQ sauce and pour it over top. Or if you are feeling you need a little more than a lite bite, wrap it up in a tortilla with salsa! The list is endless, what you can do with this recipe.

I am a huge fan of grilled zucchini this year, too! I only wish I had tried it a lot sooner. It definitely will be making more appearances ‘in momma’s kitchen’.

Try it and let me know what you think!


13 thoughts on “Cajun Chicken & Grilled Zucchini Rice Bowl Recipe”

  1. This looks perfect especially for these warmer days. I’m going to try this one evening for Ali and I. I will let you know how we get on 🙂 xx

  2. So simple, yet a great summer dish…and love the idea of putting it in a wrap. Will try with brown rice and the BBQ sauce! #TastyTuesdays.


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