Southwestern Chicken & Rice Skillet Recipe @pinch

An easy and delicious chicken and rice skillet. It's filled with veggies and Southwest flavor. The seasoning is just right, not overpowering at all. We loved the bits of sweet corn and the hearty black beans. We sprinkled a little cilantro on top of the melted cheese at the end to add a pop of freshness. Great for a weekend meal. This dish is crazy good! I'm always on the lookout for new recipes that have black beans and a Southwestern flair and this one is the best yet! Perfect! I had a bag of Trader Joe's frozen white corn and it was great in this dish! We topped ours with some sour cream and I think topping it with some more salsa would be good too!

southwestern chicken & rice skillet
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Recipe Cuisine: Southwestern Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) chicken breast halves
  • skinless and boneless
  • diced
  • 1 cup(s) white rice
  • Minute Rice is best
  • 1 clove(s) garlic
  • minced
  • 1/2 large onion
  • diced
  • 1 large poblano or red bell pepper
  • diced
  • 1 cup(s) corn
  • frozen or fresh
  • 1 can(s) black beans
  • drained
  • 2 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 1 cup(s) salsa
  • chunky
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • extra virgin
  • 2 cup(s) Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cumin
Intructions :
  • In a large skillet
  • over medium-high heat
  • heat the oil. Add the diced onion
  • minced garlic
  • and chicken pieces. Stir around until the chicken is beginning to turn white.
  • Add the chili powder
  • cumin
  • corn
  • salt
  • pepper
  • and diced peppers.
  • Stir in the chicken broth and the salsa.
  • Next
  • add the rice
  • and stir.
  • Put the lid on the pan and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add black beans to the mixture in the pan and stir.
  • Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over the rice. Cover the pan with a lid and let set for another 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro or chopped green onions and sour cream
  • if desired.
  • NOTE: This is a mildly flavored dish. For more heat/spice
  • use hot peppers like jalapeno
  • more garlic
  • and maybe a spicier salsa.

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