Weeknights just got easier and more delicious with this flavor-packed Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice.
Weeknight dinner is easy, fun and delicious with this flavor-packed Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner cooked with chunky salsa and topped with just the perfect amount of melty Cheddar cheese.
Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in skillet along with peppers.
Cook for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (165°F) and peppers are tender, turning chicken after 5 minutes and stirring peppers occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm.
Add water and salsa to skillet. Stir until well blended and bring to a boil.
Stir in rice and corn and return to a boil. Top with reserved chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Serve with lime wedges, if using.
Mexican cuisine tends to be a fan favorite. If you’re one of those fans, you should try this delicious Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice. It has all the Mexican flavors you love without any of the hassle and is ready in just 25 minutes!
Now you have no more excuses for eating lackluster meals just because you’ve had a long day and are short on time and energy. If anything, you’ve earned a quality and satisfying meal! With the bold flavors of red and green bell peppers, tender chicken cooked in thick and chunky style salsa and melty Cheddar cheese, you’ll wish you had discovered this simple meal sooner.
If you’re not in the mood for chicken, try this recipe with Mexican chorizo, instead. It pairs perfectly with the other ingredients and will give the dish just a hint of spice.
Want even more spice? Try adding pickled jalapeños or hot sauce into the salsa when cooking.
If you enjoyed this homemade, restaurant-style meal, explore our other ideas for how to make takeout-inspired dishes at home. To begin, try our Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our Cashew Sweet and Sour Chicken. If you are looking for a quick weeknight casserole, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.