Southwestern Chicken and White Rice Recipe -
Southwestern Chicken and White Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Southwestern Chicken and White Rice

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"This one-dish Mexican-inspired meal with chicken, beans, corn, and rice is a quick and tasty choice on a busy weeknight."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion; cook and stir until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Add beans, salsa corn and broth. Bring to boil.
  3. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2009

I got this recipe off the back of the box long ago and make it once or twice a month. Adjust the taco seasoning to your liking. I brown the chicken, sprinkled with the taco mix, in a bit of olive oil.I also add cilantro and use seasoned black and pinto beans (the plain ones make this dish bland), I simmer all in the pan with the chicken , then bake it as the recipe says. Serve with rice, chips, guacamole, salsa and sour cream!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 06, 2009

This was a very easy meal to prepare. Tasted good but could've been a little spicier.


12 Ratings

Mar 31, 2010

Not bad at all! My husband and two sons had seconds, saying "mmm-mm" the whole time. My changes (hardly worth mentioning): added a bit of taco seasoning, added diced bell pepper to the chicken/onion, used long-cooking rice, and used black beans instead of kidney. I see this as a versatile dish, just waiting for my adjustments. My youngest (10 yrs, extremely finicky) told me, "The next time you want to serve Mexican food, make this". I think I'll use his suggestion.

Apr 30, 2010

If I based my review solely on my own interpretation, I would say this dish is "good". However, my 7 yr old son, who likes next to nothing, raved about this dinner. He rated it as a "favorite" surpassed only by ice cream. Hence, the 4+ rating. SO--my family liked this well enough to eat again. I served it alone but next time will add torilla chips or perhaps make it into wraps of some sort. I added taco seasoning, medium chili beans with sauce, black beans and omited the chicken broth. Next time I will use fiesta corn instead of regular frozen corn. We added sour cream and guacomole as desired. Not a bad meal. Easy to make. Easy to tweak to add pizzaz.

Apr 26, 2010

Absolutely boring and bland. And that's WITH the taco seasoning.

Sep 10, 2009

Wonderful! Quick and delicious. I used canned chicken from costco and a little bit of taco seasoning and it was GREAT!

Feb 25, 2011

Great base, added some extra fluids (half broth and half water) because the rice seemed a little dry, then added crushed red pepper, salt, Cumin, and Cholula mexican hot sauce... very tasty! I think you could take this and modify it to many tastes. I like it and will make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 463 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.3 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 9.7 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 34.7 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 867 mg
  • 35%

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

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