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This easy one pot Mexican chicken and rice recipe is filled with tex-mex flavor and cooked with rice, corn, and black beans to make a complete meal in one pot! This chicken recipe is perfect for an easy family dinner.
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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

This easy one pot Mexican chicken and rice recipe is filled with tex-mex flavor and cooked with rice, corn, and black beans to make a complete meal in one pot!
Course Main dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 520kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken thighs , skinless & boneless ( you can use breasts if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil , divided
  • 1 Onion , diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 c Corn kernels , canned and drained
  • 1 c Black beans , canned and drained
  • 14.5 can Diced tomatoes (I prefer a spicy blend of jalapenos and green chilis), undrained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c Water
  • 2 c Minute® white rice
  • Cilantro and sour cream for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the salt, pepper, 1 Tbsp cumin, 1 Tbsp chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss chicken in the mixture.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add 1 Tbsp olive oil, then add the seasoned chicken. Cook chicken until browned on each side.
  • Once browned set chicken to the side while you prepare the rice.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the skillet along with the diced onions. Cook until onions begin to soften, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and continue to cook for one minute.
  • Add corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, 1 tsp Chili powder, 1/2 tsp Cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Stir mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add water and place the chicken back in the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through.
  • Reduce heat to low, add Minute Rice, and cover cooking until liquid is absorbed and chicken is cooked through, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and sour cream and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5.8mg