Mexican Chicken and rice in a skillet.

Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe - cheesy, packed with taco chicken and rice and topped with fresh vegetables. A quick and easy skillet dinner the whole family will love! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken and rice skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 258 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked rice fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend or shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • sour cream for topping
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  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat up oil over medium heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until done. 

  2. Add taco seasoning, water and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add black beans, stir well. Add rice and stir in.  Add crushed tomatoes, salsa and simmer until bubbly. Add corn and stir well.

  3. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let simmer for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top with chopped onions and tomatoes. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 1161mg50%
Potassium 686mg20%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.