Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet

 Gluten Free Living – 2017

I have one humdinger of a recipe for you today! Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet is one of the most succulent, mouthwatering meals you’ll ever make. This fantastic entree is amped by using diced tomatoes and green chilies, pepper Jack cheese and southwestern corn. Then it’s garnished with salsa, sour cream, cilantro, avocados, olives and two kinds of grape tomatoes. It is S-O-O-O wonderful that you will want this recipe on your monthly menu rotation. 🙂

I have really grown to love Tex-Mex foods during the 20 years we’ve lived in Texas. I’ve had to acquire the taste for jalapeno peppers, chilies, cumin and other hot ingredients that go into making these dishes so great. I made a delicious beef version that’s similar to this recipe a couple of weeks ago. It was so good that I decided to try my hand at a spiced up chicken version. I added onion and bell pepper, jazzed up corn, cheese and diced tomatoes with chilies instead of plain. Yes, yes, yes!

You can garnish this one-dish skillet meal with all the toppings I added, or try a batch of homemade Guacamole, your own version of Hot Sauce or Pico de Gallo. Regardless of what toppings you use, you just have to make this delicious entree! Because I use a Homemade Taco Seasoning when I make any Tex-Mex dish, this recipe is also cleaner than most recipes. This is one of those guilt-free indulgence meals because it uses the right kind of fats like olive oil and avocados, and lots of healthy veggies. If you substitute organic cheese and sour cream it will be even healthier.

If you’re looking for a terrific one dish skillet supper to surprise your family or company with, then I recommend this Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet as a five-star recipe! Prepare yourself to be wowed.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet is one of the best Tex-Mex entrees you’ll ever eat!

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Here you can see the texture of the dish.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. It only takes about 40 minutes to make and you have a healthy and delicious meal on your hands.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

This one-dish supper is also good served with Guacamole, Hot Sauce or Pico de Gallo.

 

Here’s what I did.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

I used these ingredients. The bowl contains Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Place olive oil in a large skillet and heat to medium heat. Add chicken and cook until chicken is opaque–about 5-10 minutes. Add onions and bell peppers and saute an additional 5-10 minutes.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Add corn, rice, pinto beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies and Homemade Taco Seasoning. (A regular taco seasoning packet can be substituted).

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Add chicken broth.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Stir ingredients to combine. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat about 20 minutes until rice is tender.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Once liquid has absorbed, sprinkle both cheeses over top.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Cover with lid and cook an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

To garnish: dollop sour cream over top of the cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro. Add sliced avocados, olives and both kinds of tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet is terrific. You and your family will rave over this tasty recipe.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

We loved this tasty one-dish skillet supper. It was wonderful reheated too.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet is healthy, gluten free and clean eating.

 

Here’s the recipe.

MEXICAN CHICKEN, BEANS AND RICE SKILLET

(Recipe inspired from my Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet)

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This fantastic Tex-Mex entree has chicken, bell peppers, rice, pinto beans, tomatoes with green chilies and pepper Jack cheese. It's garnished with olives, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and sour cream. Wonderful one-dish skillet supper that you can have on your table in about an hour. Gluten free.
Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados
Instructions
  1. Place olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add chicken, cover with lid and cook until chicken is opaque, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté an additional 5-10 minutes, or until veggies and meat are tender.
  4. If necessary, cover with lid so that meat and veggies are cooked through.
  5. Stir in taco seasoning, beans, tomatoes, corn, rice and chicken broth.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  7. Reduce heat to low/medium.
  8. Cover with lid and cook over low to medium heat until rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  9. Stir occasionally.
  10. Once most of the liquid has absorbed, sprinkle cheeses over top.
  11. Cover with lid and melt cheese about 3-5 minutes over low heat.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Dollop sour cream over top.
  14. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, tomato halves, sliced olives and avocados.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While I prefer using Homemade Taco Seasoning because it's easy to make and healthier, you can also substitute a packet of Taco Seasoning Mix.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

If you’re looking for totally delicious, you’ve got to give Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet a try!

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

I loaded up the sour cream, avocados, tomatoes, olives and cilantro for garnish. So yummy.

Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic one-dish #TexMex skillet entree is one of the BEST you'll ever eat. Ready in about 40 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight meals. #chicken #glutenfree #avocados

Every bite of this chicken entree is mouthwatering. 

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