Southwestern Chicken and Rice

1
Traci Fuller

By
@Desertrat73

My husband is a self-proclaimed chicken hater (I think he just likes to SAY he's a chicken hater ;-) ) but he sure does love this chicken dish! Easy and fast to make, and sticks to the ribs!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4 - 5
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 4
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can(s)
    corn, canned
  • 1 can(s)
    green chiles, hot or mild to taste
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans (optional)
  • 1 c
    tomato salsa
  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 c
    rice, instant and uncooked, brown or white
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Southwestern Chicken and Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a large skillet, combine water, taco seasoning, salsa, chiles, corn, and beans, then mix in the chicken. Bring to a slow boil, then cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Turn off heat, but leave the skillet on the stove. Uncover and stir in the instant rice. Top with shredded cheese, then re-cover and let stand for 5 minutes (7 for brown rice) until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat.
  3. Serve with a fresh green salad, a side of Lime Jello, and condiments such as additional salsa and sour cream.

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About Southwestern Chicken and Rice

Course/Dish: Chicken, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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