Tex-Mex Chicken & Peppers

Tex-mex Chicken & Peppers Recipe

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Jennifer Utley


Visiting my grandma one day after school I found some recipes on her kitchen table. I spotted this one and it sounded deelish! So I made a copy and made it for my parents. That was 18 years ago (1994) and it's still a major family favorite. Now I make it for my husband and kids and they love it too! I can't believe I've had this recipe this long!!!

It's kind of like fajitas but "wet". If you make it, which I highly recommend, you'll know what I mean...it's amazingly delicious! AND Don't forget the sour cream!!! PICTURES COMING SOON

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
35 Min


chicken breasts, boneless/skinless or (1) rotisserie chicken shredded
1 can(s)
black beans
1 jar(s)
salsa - (i prefer la victoria thick & chunky mild)
1 medium
red bell pepper - cut bite size
1 medium
yellow onion - cut bite size
1 tsp
garlic - minced
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried (powdered)
4 Tbsp
divided - cooking oil
1 bottle
beer (optional)
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper


1Cut bell pepper and onion into bite size pieces and set aside. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, season lightly with salt & pepper then set aside. *Once chicken is cooked thru, I like to shred it. It helps to absorb more flavor and makes it a thicker dish.
2Set pan at medium heat. Add 2 TBS of cooking oil to heated pan. Cook chicken till browned. Add 1/2 cup beer to moisten up the chicken. Cook about 3-5 minutes then remove with a slotted spoon to a dish and set aside. Discard fat/juices from pan.
3Add remaining 2 TBS of oil to same pan. Add garlic, powdered oregano, and 1/8 tsp of salt. Stir together and add peppers and onions. Cook about 5 minutes. Add salsa and black beans mix together and then add chicken to pan (if you shred it, do so before adding back into the pan w/the vegetables.)
4Cook for about 15-20 minutes on low.
Serve up with tortillas and sour cream.

Excellent with Spanish Rice as a side dish or in the dish. I love Near East Spanish Rice or Rice A Roni Spanish Rice is great too! Next time I will make "Spanish Rice Fool Proof" by Freda from Just A Pinch...looks delicious!!! ENJOY!

About Tex-Mex Chicken & Peppers

Course/Dish: Chicken, Salsas
Regional Style: Mexican