Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice – delicious one pot meal under 30 minutes. This easy to make chicken dish uses store-bought salsa and other yummy southwest flavors
Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice
Weekdays can be kind of hectic around here. Kids are tired from school and after-school activities, they are whining over doing homework and I am tired of schlepping them around town all day.
So when dinner comes, I am looking for something fast from start to finish. This Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice is the perfect one pot meal. Not only is the side dish included, it is easy to make and incredibly delicious.
Not only is the side dish included, it is easy to make and incredibly delicious.
This Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice is cheesy, kind of sweet, savory and full of flavor. It tastes just like the filling of a fajita. In fact, you can even serve some warm tortillas alongside and roll them up.
In fact, you can even serve some warm tortillas alongside and roll them up.
To get all those southwest flavors I used store-bought salsa. Since I was serving them to my kids I used mild but if you like the heat, add some jalapeños and hot sauce.
The best part about this Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice is that not only does it work as a quick dinner idea, it is awesome for entertaining on a budget.
Make a big ol’ batch using a large skillet and feed a large crowd for less. The more you save on food the more you can spend on good cocktails :).
Now that summer is almost here I want to spend less time in the kitchen and more in the outdoors. The weather is beautiful, and my kids are begging to go to the pool and the beach often. So I will be cooking slow cooker meals, one pot dinners, and quick salads in the next few weeks.
So I will be cooking slow cooker meals, one-pot dinners, and quick salads in the next few weeks.
I hope you can try this delicious Southwest Skillet Chicken And Rice at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 2 Large chicken breasts cubed
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 Green Pepper chopped
- 1/2 Cup Corn
- 3/4 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1 Cup Long grain rice uncooked
- 15 oz Jar of Salsa
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
- 1 - 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- Green Onions sliced
- Salt + Pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the oil
When the oil is hot, add the cubed chicken and brown on both sides. Season with salt and pepper
Add the peppers and onions. Cook until softened. 2 minutes
Pour in the stock and salsa. Cook until mixture starts to boil
Add the rice and mix
Cover with lid and reduce heat to low
Cook until the rice is done and liquid has evaporated. About 15 minutes
Remove from heat and add the corn. Mix and check for seasoning
Sprinkle in the cheese and green onions
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Sounds really easy and good. I did want to let you know you have your rice in the recipe twice and I’m sure it’s only one cup ~ Cheers
Thanks so much lindy! I’ll fix it right away!! Have a great day
HEILEIG DIAMONDS says
Nice Recipes… I like it
Great recipe! made this yesterday and it was delicious, easy, and cheap. I ate it with sour cream on the side, definitely making this again!
Hi Dana! I am so glad you liked it! Thank you for letting me know. Have a great day!
Amber Ludwig says
OH this sounds amazing!! I love that its a one skillet meal too!! Cuts down on dishes 😉 which is something I loathe to wash lol!! Thanks for the great recipe!! I will have to try it asap!
I hate washing dishes too!!
To get my wife to consider eating this, I’d need to make it with brown rice. Do you think it can be adjusted? If so,, how?
Hi Mike… Brown Rice uses the same amount of liquid as white rice but takes double the time to cook, so keep that in mind when making this dish!
Let me know how it turns out!
brian ball says
I would suggest cooking brown rice separate. Otherwise you run the risk of dry chicken or crunchy rice.
Hi Brian! this recipe calls for white rice.
What kind of salsa would you recommend?
Also check if we can find it over here on the old continent 😉
Hi Bart! I used Pace Salsa but you can use your favorite brand! Cheers!
Michelle H. says
Is 1 ounce of salsa correct? Or should it be 1 15ounce jar of salsa? Just checking, this looks sooooo goood!!!
Sorry for the confusion Michelle! it’s 1 – 15 oz jar of salsa.
Hi Tiffany, can I use basmati rice for this?
Fred, How was the experience with basmati rice?
Very good!! I added spicy black beans 🙂
Love the idea of adding spice!
When making brown rice, keep in mind that it requires double the cooking time as white rice. I look forward to hearing how it works out for you!
I tried this with brown rice not realizing or looking through the comments that it calls for white rice. Over an hour later, 3 1/2 cups of water added and 4 other hungry mouths to feed, the rice was still kind of hard but edible. My kids did not like it and requested that I don’t make it again. My husband and I enjoyed it even though the rice was still undercooked.
Hi Anna, brown rice requires triple de cooking time and water…. next time try it with white rice and I assure you it will be a hit
What kind of salsa would you recommend?
Also check if we can find it over here on the old continent