Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner

Weeknights just got easier and more delicious with this flavor-packed Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup thick and chunky style salsa
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Lime wedges, optional

Instructions

  • 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.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Place chicken in skillet along with peppers.

    Step 2

  • 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.

    Step 3

  • Add water and salsa to skillet. Stir until well blended and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • 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 desired.

Mexican Made Easy

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 20 minutes!

No more excuses for 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 diced chicken cooked in thick and chunky style salsa and melty Cheddar cheese, you’ll wish you had discovered this simple meal, sooner.

Mix Things Up

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.

Round out your Mexican-inspired meal with a delicious Rice Banana Horchata Shake. Or, prepare a few Mexican Spiced Rice Paletas for a sweet and refreshing dessert!

If you enjoyed this homemade restaurant-style meal, try other takeout options at home like Fried Rice with Egg Recipes or Sweet and Sour Chicken.