Perfect as a weeknight meal, this entire recipe gets cooked in a skillet and requires minimal preparation.

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Recipe Source: Well Plated

  • 15 min prep
  • 50 min cook
  • Beginner

This one pot meal contains chicken, rice, beans, tomatoes, and a host of seasonings. It can be topped with any number of ingredients such as cilantro, lime wedges, and more.

What Makes This Pinworthy?

When topped with some fresh cilantro and lime juice, this dish is everything one would expect and more. It contains the perfect combination of ingredients and spices, and it tastes fresh and healthy- it boasts a protein, grain, and fresh vegetables… all in one dish.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it is perfect as a busy weeknight dinner. It requires very little prep and cooks with minimal attention. Another added benefit that will make any chef happy is that it gets only a cutting board, knife, and skillet dirty.

This Mexican chicken and rice recipe tastes wonderful as leftovers and is perfect for meal prep- simply portion it into containers and enjoy it all week long.

Kitchen Tools We Used

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  • Calphalon Contemporary 13″ Nonstick Deep Skillet (via Amazon)

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