Southwestern Chicken Skillet

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Serves6 (3 ounces chicken, 1 1/2 cups rice each)
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  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken, skin side down, to skillet and cook until first side browned, about 7-9 minutes. Flip and cook another 3-5 minutes until second side is browned.
  3. Remove chicken and place on plate, cover to keep warm. Drain fat from skillet.
  4. Add the peppers, onion, and jalapeno to hot skillet. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add oregano to peppers and onions, cook about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Add rice, beans, corn, and water to the peppers and onions. Place chicken on top.
  7. Bring liquid to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  8. Top with cilantro and cheese. Serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Tips

Use any rice.  If substituting white rice for brown rice, increase water to 4 1/2 cups and increase simmer time to 25-30 minutes.

Try adding sliced avocado with the cheese and cilantro.

Make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 534mg 22%
Potassium 707mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 66%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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