Skillet Fiesta Chicken and Rice

Skillet Fiesta Chicken and Rice


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


25 m servings 377 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 29.4 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • Tip: Try Mexican-blend shredded cheese instead of the Cheddar if you like.
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  1. 12 Ratings


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 wit...

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

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 grea...

Very good quick chicken recipe.

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...

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 def...

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

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 f...