Southwest Chicken with Corn and Rice

Treat your family to southwest flavors for dinner tonight with our tasty and easy Southwest Chicken with Corn and Rice made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 35 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Premium Rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp chili powder, divided
  • 1/3 cup chicken seasoned coating mix
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Try something new with this Southwest Chicken with Corn and Rice recipe. With seasoned, breaded chicken, perfectly cooked rice that’s loaded with corn, red and green bell peppers, and a delicious, melty, Cheddar cheese topping, this dish will be one of your southwest favorites.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix rice, broth, corn, water and 1/2 teaspoon of the chili powder in a 13×9-inch baking dish.

    Step 2

  • Place coating mix in a large plastic bag with remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder; Place chicken in bag and shake to coat. Discard remaining coating mix. Place chicken into baking dish atop rice mixture.

    Step 3

  • Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through (170°F).

Head Southwest for Dinner

In the mood for fried chicken but not for the inevitable greasy clean up afterward? Then we’ve got the dish for you! What’s more, this dish is made with a southwestern flair for added flavor. Our Southwest Chicken with Corn and Rice made with Minute® Instant Premium Rice is the perfect dinner to serve your family because it’s simple to make and is loaded with delicious southwestern flavors.

This one-pan dish is incredibly tasty, easy and sure to be a hit. First, bread the chicken with seasoned coating mix and chili powder. Then, simply place the rice, chicken broth, corn, water, chili powder and breaded chicken breasts in a baking dish and pop everything in the oven. It’s that simple! After 30 minutes, sprinkle with shredded cheese and place the baking dish in the oven for 5 more minutes until it’s nice and gooey.

Add More Southwest Flavor

If you like things spicy, try this dish with pickled jalapeños, or mix in a bit of your favorite chunky salsa. If you love avocado, top each serving with fresh avocado slices after baking for a deliciously creamy finish.