Skillet Fiesta Chicken and Rice Recipe -
Skillet Fiesta Chicken and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Skillet Fiesta Chicken and Rice

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"Mix up a fiesta any night of the week with this easy, Mexican-inspired chicken skillet dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  2. Stir the soup, water and chili powder in the skillet and heat to a boil.
  3. Stir in the rice. Place the chicken on the rice mixture. Sprinkle the chicken with additional chili powder and the cheese. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir the rice mixture before serving.
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  • Tip: Try Mexican-blend shredded cheese instead of the Cheddar if you like.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2010

Pretty good base recipe. I did add about a 1/2 cup of salsa to spice things up a bit. Also, instead of stirring in the cheese, I decided to throw the mixture into a baking dish and top off with monterey jack cheese. I baked until the cheese was golden brown.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2011

A lot soupier than what the picture showed... Ate with chips but need a little something more


12 Ratings

Dec 09, 2010

Thia was easy and the family gave it 2 thumbs up!

Nov 07, 2011

It was very tasty but I did add half a bag of frozen carrots and half a bag of frozen chopped broccoli to add some veggies to the dish. The veggies did add some more flavor that went along great with the taste of the dish.

Dec 23, 2010

Very good quick chicken recipe.

Nov 14, 2011

Very good!! I added black beans, mexican, and jalapenos to add flavor and it worked out GREAT! I also added a little more rice then it called for but that is depending on if you like it kind of soupy or not. This was a great recipe and will be sure to use it again!

Dec 09, 2011

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this. I added some frozen roasted peppers right before the rice and it really added to the dish. It wasn't spicy so if you're interested in that you should definitely add more chili powder

Oct 15, 2012

I diced the chicken into bite-sized pieces before cooking. In addition to the chili powder I added 1 tsp each of garlic & onion powders. I also put in 1 can each of corn & green beans. When finished cooking, I put everything into a 9x9 or 8x8 square baker, topped with cheese & baked @ 400 degrees for 15 minutes or so.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 29.4 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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