Cheesy Fiesta Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

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Leta Published: May 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Cheesy Fiesta Chicken and Rice Skillet

You can still have a great meal even on a busy night with this chicken and rice skillet. This meal is perfect for lovers of Tex-Mex dishes.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 6chicken thighs,boneless skinless
  • 1packettaco seasoning mix,divided
  • 1cupslong grain rice
  • cupschicken broth
  • 1canblack beans,(15 oz), drained
  • 1cantomatoes with juice,(15 oz), diced, I used fire roasted
  • 1cancorn,(8½ oz)
  • 1cupcheddar cheese,shredded

Optional:

  • fresh cilantro,chopped
  • olives,sliced
  • 1avocado

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet add the olive oil. Rub the chicken in the 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning. Cook over medium high heat until cooked throughout. Remove and set aside on a plate covered in foil.

  2. Add the rice, chicken broth, black beans, tomatoes, corn and remaining taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover for 20 to 25 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.

  3. Add the chicken back to the pan and cover until the chicken is heated thought to 165 degrees F.

  4. Top with cheddar cheese and heat until melted. Top with optional toppings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 841.54kcal
  • Fat: 50.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.17g
  • Fiber: 9.10g
  • Sugar: 2.84g
  • Protein: 47.12g
  • Cholesterol: 213.38mg
  • Sodium: 578.88mg
  • Calcium: 220.15mg
  • Potassium: 1014.16mg
  • Iron: 3.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.01mg
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