This Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet is a healthy, quick and simple weeknight dinner idea!

Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet

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!

How to Make This Tasty Skillet

Start by sautéing some onion and garlic.

Stir in your cooked brown rice.

Some chopped green chiles up next.

Black beans please 🙂

Sprinkle in some cumin.

Some fresh lime juice.

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

A few shakes of your favorite hot sauce.

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
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet is a healthy, quick and simple weeknight dinner idea!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: black bean and chicken recipe, cast iron skillet recipes, chicken and beans, chicken skillet recipe, family dinner idea, healthy family dinner, healthy family dinner idea
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 292 kcal
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and heat cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  2. 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.

  3. Stir in cooked rice, green chiles, black beans, cumin, lime juice, chicken and hot sauce.

  4. Top with cheeses and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Black Bean Green Chili Rice Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 251mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.