Chicken and Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing


By Nicole Cook

It’s like a BLT in a bowl – this easy-to-make rice bowl is filled with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado and tossed with a zesty pesto ranch dressing.


  • 3 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 cup fresh spinach cooked and/or wilted
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 cups grilled chicken sliced
  • 1 medium avocado sliced or chopped
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • Pesto Ranch Dressing
  • 3 tbsp prepared basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh chives




  1. To make the ranch dressing, place all ingredients for the dressing in a blender and process thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice and the Pesto Ranch Dressing. Toss well to combine.
  3. Mix in the wilted spinach, onion and tomatoes.
  4. When ready to serve, spoon the rice mixture into a bowl.
  5. Top with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado.

Recipe notes

Recipe developed by food blogger, Nicole Cook, of Daily Dish Recipes