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 shlepping 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.
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. 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.
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 of corn
- 3/4 Cup of Chicken Stock
- 1 Cup of long grain rice uncooked
- 15 oz Jar of Salsa
- 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese
- 1 - 2 Teaspoons of 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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