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Chicken Black Bean Mexican Rice Recipe

Sharing our favorite Mexican rice recipe today! This Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet is a healthy, quick and simple weeknight dinner idea!

Mexican Rice Recipe

If you haven’t had this Mexican rice recipe before you are in for a treat! I am always looking for quick and simple weeknight dinners and this one I developed last week was a huge success. We love Mexican dinners every week and this was a great addition to add to my rotating menu options. You can use a rotisserie chicken to save yourself some time, or if you have time I highly suggest grilling up my Taco Lime Chicken. We used it for this recipe and it was the perfect addition with the spices in the rice. Break out your cast iron skillet and try out this zesty chicken and rice skillet this week! Enjoy friends!

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Brown Rice Recipes

Start by sautéing some onion and garlic.

Stir in your cooked brown rice.


Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Some chopped green chiles up next along with the black beans.

Sprinkle in some cumin.

Some fresh lime juice.

Easy Chicken and Rice Recipe

Cubed cooked chicken. Try my Taco Lime Chicken, it was soooo good in this recipe.


Top with shredded cheeses and time to bake!

We enjoyed the leftovers all week long for lunch. This one is a keeper!

Serve with some chips and salsa if you’d like 🙂

Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet

This Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet is a healthy, quick and simple weeknight dinner idea!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 292kcal
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  • Oven
  • Stove


  • 2 cups dry brown rice (uncooked)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chilies
  • 3/4 cup black beans drained
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 tsp hot sauce I used Cholula
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozarella cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and heat cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook rice according to packaging directions and set aside. Heat oil in skillet and when hot, add onion and garlic, stirring until softened about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked rice, green chiles, black beans, cumin, lime juice, chicken and hot sauce.
  • Top with cheeses and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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