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 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup thick and chunky style salsa
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • 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. Add chicken and peppers and cover.

    Step 2

  • Cook for 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165°F) and peppers are tender, turning chicken after 4 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. Top with chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until rice is tender.

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!