Easy Fiesta Rice Chicken Taco Boat Recipe

Fiesta Rice Boat with Old El Paso and Avocados from Mexico. Click the picture for the recipe.We love fresh Mexican food and I have had quite the obsession with Old El Paso products and Avocados from Mexico lately, so I am very excited to share this Fiesta Rice Boat recipe with you. Delicioso!

This meal was made in a “taco bar” type style so each family member serves himself. It’s so easy the kids can make their own! I set out a wide array of foods and made sure each family member was happy. For instance, my husband doesn’t like salsa so he added lettuce instead. My boys have a hard time eating lettuce, so they had some salsa and guacamole.

When preparing the toppings, I was able to zest up my fiesta food with some Old 
El Paso green chilies and fresh avocado. If you’re looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes, this would be a fun and easy dish to serve to your guests! Set out a Mexican blanket as the tablecloth and scatter a few beautiful flowers (maybe some dahlias) around the colorful serving dishes to set the mood.

Ingredients

  • Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Taco Boats
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans, canned, slightly drained
  • Corn salsa
    • 2 large tomatoes, diced
    • 1 green onion, chopped
    • 1/2 jalapeño, finely diced
    • 1 cup yellow and white corn (I used frozen corn, but canned works too)
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons Old El Paso green chilies
    • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Avocados from Mexico
  • Guacamole seasoning (store-bought packets or make homemade)
  • Seasoned chicken, chopped (for simplicity, I purchased pre-cooked chicken)
  • Lime juice

Directions

1. My first step was to make the corn salsa so that it had time to rest. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, green onion, jalapeño, corn, cilantro, green chilies, and vinegar. Let sit. I left it overnight, but you can leave it less time if needed. If you are using fresh chicken, make that at this time as well.

Old El Paso Green Chilies into Salsa

2. Cook the rice. While the rice is cooking, prepare the fresh guacamole using the Avocados from Mexico and the seasoning then let it sit, tightly sealed, in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

3. Set out the Taco Boat and get to layering. You can layer in any order and add or remove ingredients as desired, but here is what I recommend:

4. Add the rice.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 1

5. Scoop on a spoonful of black beans.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 2

6. Top with some corn salsa.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 3

7. Toss on a little lettuce.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 4

8. Spread on a dollop of guacamole.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 5

9. Sprinkle with chicken.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 6

10. Squeeze on a little fresh lime juice. Here’s a little trick to make your lime juicier: rub and roll it firmly on a hard surface before slicing open! My limes were a little tough, but this helped. The lime should be fairly soft to get the maximum amount of juice out. You can also use a citrus juicer.

Fiesta Rice Boat Step 7

11. You can add extra cilantro to the top as well, if you desire. It makes a great, edible decoration for serving.

Fiesta Rice Boat. Click the picture to get the recipe.

We buy a lot of Old El Paso products. The taco boats are my husband’s favorite and I love the Nacho Cheese Hard Shell Taco Kit. They have a ton of great products including the dinner kits with shells and seasonings and sauces, refried beans, chilies, and taco sauce. Avocados from Mexico go right along with it and they taste great in recipes or by themselves.

Old El Paso and Avocados from Mexico

Did you know? Over 1.3 billion pounds of avocados are consumed in the United States per year!

Old El Paso products and Avocados from Mexico can be purchased at Publix grocery stores.

-Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? What is your favorite way to eat avocados?

34 Comments

  1. A will have to try this!

  2. I would probably make some sort of delish chip dip! 😀

  3. I’m excited to make Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.

  4. I’m excited to make those homemade tacos. They look easy and delicious

  5. I’m excited to make guacamole and tacos

  6. I would make tacos. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. I want to make A la Veracruzana Guac with Plantain Chips Recipe.

  8. Mmm avocados! I feel like my husband would like the boats so he can have a bigger taco salad or something.

  9. I would make Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.

  10. Sounds delish! We like a straight up rice, beans, and salsa on tortillas every once in awhile, but I’d like to do a spicy chikcen like yours!

  11. I am excited to make tacos.

  12. Leigh Anne Borders

    We love avocados so I would say I am looking forward to making the Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos. They look delish!

  13. Seriously – your recipe looks delicious! I’d love to try that. I don’t know how you come up with these.

  14. im excited to make the Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

  15. Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos is the featured recipe today at the link.

  16. I would probably mix the ingredients together in beans and make some burritos.

  17. I would make chicken quesadillas.

  18. I’d like to make the recipe you featured. I’ve never put lime juice on a “taco” before although we have made a burrito with a chili-lime rice. Looks delish!

  19. I would love to make the Healthy Farmer’s Market Veggie Burritos and the New York Deli Guacamole Recipe!

  20. My super easy go-to, taco salad!

  21. I want to test out those Buffalo Chicken tacos. I have been making taco salad for a while now and we need a new recipe! (Bobbie Munsey)

  22. I’d like to make the buffalo chicken tacos.

  23. I want to make the carnitas mexican pizza! It looks delicious.

  24. I’d love to make an easy guacamole with the Avocados from Mexico, OEP fresh salsa, and OEP green chiles. All topped with fresh chopped cilantro!

  25. I’d like to make the Creamy Chicken & Chile Enchiladas

  26. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Bridgett Wilbur

    I would love to try the Margarita cupcakes they sound so yummy.

  28. Stephanie Hebert

    We use these all the time for our tacos. I love stuffing them!! This recipe looks delcious too nothing i would of thought of to do!! Thanks!

  29. This looks amazing I am going to have to make this for my family.

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