Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

This Tex-Mex inspired Santa Fe Chicken and Rice dish is prepared in one pan and filled with protein, grains and veggies to keep you feeling satisfied.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice or Success® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb seasoned chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green bell peppers, drained
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  • This delicious, one-pan Santa Fe chicken with Success® Brown Rice, is delicious enough to spoon up on its own, eat with chips or wrapped in a warm tortilla.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, 5-6 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Add rice, black beans, corn and salsa. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until heated through and thoroughly combined.

    Step 3

  • Sprinkle skillet with cheese and allow to melt.

Flavor in a Flash

When you need something delicious and quick for dinner ASAP, this Tex-Mex inspired dish should be your go-to. With just six ingredients that you most likely already have on hand, you can throw together a flavorful meal in minutes!

Quick Dinner Tips

Do yourself a favor by planning ahead for busy weeknights. It’s easy! Simply freeze a few chicken breasts and keep a few boxes of Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice to have at the ready when your routine gets hectic. With those two ingredients and a few frozen or canned veggies, you can throw together some incredible dinners in less than 30 minutes. Next time you’re in a rush to make dinner, try this recipe for Tuscan Chicken with Tomatoes over Rice.

Work smarter, not harder in the kitchen and get your rice going while you start your chicken in the skillet. The key is to make sure that all of your ingredients are ready to go at your side before you start cooking. In professional kitchens, they call this having your mise en place ready. This will help you work through your recipe with ease and get dinner on the table faster.

This cheesy and hearty rice skillet dish is quick and versatile. You can either serve it as a side dish with your favorite tacos, as a hearty rice bowl or, wrapped up in a tortilla as a delicious, on-the-go burrito.