Tex-Mex Salsa Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Paula Published: February 12, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Tex-Mex Salsa Chicken Skillet

If you’re looking for easy meals, then try this chicken skillet. Pan-seared chicken is loaded with beans, corns, & veggies for a deliciously healthy dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 24ozchicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • tspancho chili powder
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • tbspolive oil
  • cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • ½cupsalsa,bottled
  • 14ozfrozen Southwest blend,(one with black beans, corn, bell peppers and onions)

For Optional Ingredients:

  • 1avocado,diced
  • 1roma tomato,diced
  • 3tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • lime wedges


  1. Pound thicker parts of chicken to an even thickness with the flat side of a meat mallet. In a small bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.

  2. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of chicken. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until browned on bottom then rotate and cook (reducing heat slightly if needed) until center of chicken registers 155 to 160 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.

  4. Pour broth and salsa over chicken then add in Southwest blend, season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until veggies and black beans have warmed through and chicken registers 165 degrees F in center. Toss in avocados, tomatoes and cilantro if desired.

  6. Serve with rice, or chop chicken and return to black bean mixture and toss then serve in tortillas with lime wedges for spritzing.


  • Calories: 442.59kcal
  • Fat: 28.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.57g
  • Fiber: 5.02g
  • Sugar: 2.28g
  • Protein: 37.89g
  • Cholesterol: 108.86mg
  • Sodium: 709.07mg
  • Calcium: 50.34mg
  • Potassium: 815.92mg
  • Iron: 2.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 76.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.44mg
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