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Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

This Chicken Taco Rice Skillet makes the perfect flavor packed weeknight dinner!

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you simple Mexican style meals. These flavorful chicken thighs over taco rice could not be more delicious. Perfect for busy weeknights and even great for Sunday dinner to serve family style.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Start by sautéing your onion and garlic then add your boneless skinless chicken thighs.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Season with salt and pepper.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

I also used 1 teaspoon of Old El Paso’s Chicken Taco Seasoning to season the chicken.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken thighs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Remove partially cooked chicken from pan and transfer to plate for a few minutes.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Place cooked rice into pan and season with remaining taco seasoning.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Stir and add black beans and corn to rice.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Stir then add chicken back to pan. Cover and bake in a 350 degree F. oven for another 20 minutes.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Remove from oven when chicken is cooked through and top with chopped fresh cilantro.

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

This makes a great dinner for any night of the week. Enjoy!

Chicken Taco Rice Skillet


Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Chicken Taco Rice SkilletPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 35 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups dry rice, white or brown
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes then add chicken thighs to skillet. Season with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of the Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning. Place lid on top and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. While chicken is cooking on the stovetop, cook rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. When chicken has cooked for 15 minutes, remove thighs and transfer to a large plate. Add cooked rice to skillet with onion drippings. Add remaining chicken taco seasoning, black beans and corn. Stir to combine then place chicken on top of rice. Cover with lid and place in over. Cook for an additional 20 minutes. Remove and top with fresh cilantro. Serve warm.

Makes 6 Servings

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  1. 1

    What a perfect dinner! We loooooove Old El Paso everything! Pinned!

  2. 2
    Carolyn says:

    That looks like a fabulous weeknight meal!

  3. 3
    Maria Lichty says:

    One pan meals are the best!

  4. 4

    This looks like such an easy and delicious meal!

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