Sign Up for Our Newsletter and Get a FREE 30 Minute Meal eBook! SIGN UP HERE!

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Recipe

posted by Julie Evink on April 25, 2016

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Recipe ~ Quick, Easy One Pot Dinner with a Southwestern Flair! Cheesy Chicken In a Bed of Southwestern Rice Makes the Perfect Quick Meal!

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter HERE so you never miss a new recipe!

PIN IT FOR LATER!

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Recipe ~ Quick, Easy One Pot Dinner with a Southwestern Flair! Cheesy Chicken In a Bed of Southwestern Rice Makes the Perfect Quick Meal!

click-for-recipe-julie2

I’m BACK with another One Pot Meal! You love me. Admit it. You  know it. I rock. I’m making dinner easier one recipe at a time! You guys have LOVED these One Pot Ham & Penne SkilletLight Italian One Pot Salmon & OrzoOne Pot Garlic Chicken Alfredo. Therefore I decided that you’d love another one especially if it has a Mexican theme because well that holiday called Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and we will all want to be enjoying Margaritas and Mexican chow don’t we?

I could use a Margarita or five about right now. My kids are running around wild as my husband tries to control them. I gave up. Seriously. Talk about a mess today! I may or may not have texted my Mom early to see if parenting got easier at some point. She said it might become less physically exhausting but never easier. Then I cried all the tears. Ha! Not really, but I thought about it then I had to go put out the next fire. My fire extinguisher is gone for the evening. Is it bedtime yet?

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Recipe ~ Quick, Easy One Pot Dinner with a Southwestern Flair! Cheesy Chicken In a Bed of Southwestern Rice Makes the Perfect Quick Meal!

MY OTHER RECIPES

Thank goodness for Moms though. Can I get an Amen for that? I may have called to get some moral support about parenting and the fact that I was a “little” overwhelmed, but it ended with my parents bringing over pizza and having dinner with us and breaking up our night a little. You see, I have a little bit of a confession. On Sunday nights it’s kind of a “thing” for my Dad to call me up and see if we want to go out to eat. It was a ritual from growing up. We almost always went out to eat on Sunday nights. Mom was totally over cooking by that time and needed a break and it was always something us kids got excited for. Usually it wasn’t anything fancy but it was always something we looked forward to. If it was summer it was followed by “crop checking” which means we drove around to all the different fields and Dad got out and kicked the dirt and made sure everything was looking good!

Habits die hard. If Dad hasn’t called by 4ish I’m usually calling them fishing for an invite without exactly saying that. No shame. I’m sure they’ve figured it out by now! Now, now, now it’s not every single week but I’d say every other or every third it’s a date. My hubs thinks it’s absolutely halarious and may call me spoiled because of it.

I’m completely fine with that. I don’t have to cook. End of story.

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Recipe ~ Quick, Easy One Pot Dinner with a Southwestern Flair! Cheesy Chicken In a Bed of Southwestern Rice Makes the Perfect Quick Meal!

The rest of the week you can find me wishing that someone would bring me dinner but dealing with the fact that it ain’t happening! Due to this fact I’m been whipping up a lot of one pot meals lately and I’m bringing you another delicious option!

This time we have a little Mexican flair because Cinco de Mayo is approaching! Since it’s in the middle of the week I thought you’d love a simple dinner to get on the table fast! Enjoy!

3 reviews

One Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 1/3 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. salsa
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c. uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 c. shredded Mexican cheese
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Instructions

  1. In a skillet heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until tender and fragrant.
  2. Add chicken broth and salsa. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Place chicken over rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165 degrees, turning chicken halfway through cooking.
  3. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

by

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 438kcal Calories from fat 100
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 718mg30%
Carbohydrate 47g16%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Things You Might Need for this Recipe!

Craving More Dinner Recipes? 

Follow my Quick Easy Dinner Recipes! Pinterest Board!

Follow Julie Evink | Julie’s Eats & Treats’s board Quick, Easy Dinner Recipes! on Pinterest.

On Julie’s Eats & Treats!

One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet Recipe ~ Delicious Pasta Perfect for a Quick Dinner! Loaded with Ham, Penne and Peas!

One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet Recipe ~ Delicious Pasta Perfect for a Quick Dinner! Loaded with Ham, Penne and Peas!

Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe ~ Quick & Easy One Pot Pasta Dish That is Full of Flavor! Delicious Orzo Pasta, Flavorful Salmon Perfect for an Easy Dinner Recipe!

Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe ~ Quick & Easy One Pot Pasta Dish That is Full of Flavor! Delicious Orzo Pasta, Flavorful Salmon Perfect for an Easy Dinner Recipe!

One Pot Garlic Chicken Alfredo Recipe ~ Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe Loaded with Garlic and Even on the Lighter Side! Perfect Weeknight Dinner Recipe!

One Pot Garlic Chicken Alfredo Recipe ~ Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe Loaded with Garlic and Even on the Lighter Side! Perfect Weeknight Dinner Recipe!

Get your free eCookbook

Make sure you don’t miss any of the fun stuff Julie’s Eats & Treats is up to!

Follow AlongOn SnapcatRSS/SubscribeOn PinterestOn BloglovinOn InstagramOn TwitterOn FacebookOn YouTube
filed under Main Dish
tagged with , ,

    Comments

  • Danielle | The Creative Bite


    This was one of the dishes I just made as a freezer meal to bring my sister after having her baby! It is such a good meal that everyone loves.

  • Malinda @ Countryside Cravings


    Oh how this one pot meal looks so good right now!!! Your house sounds like mine and I am about to pull my hair out. I don’t think it matters how many kids a person has. I’m blaming it on the weather 🙂

  • Karly


    Holy moly. This looks incredible. And SO easy. I’m totally sold! Love this!

  • elizabeth@top cookware online


    Oh my gosh, I am obsessed! This sounds so amazing, I am definitly going to make this one!

    Leave a Comment

    Your email is never shared.
    Required fields are marked *