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Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

This Chicken Taco Rice Skillet makes the perfect flavor-packed weeknight dinner! It's a hearty and delicious recipe filled with chicken, beans, corn and more!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken dinner recipe, chicken skillet, chicken skillet recipe, easy chicken dinner, healthy chicken dinner, healthy chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 572kcal


  • Oven


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


  • 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.
  • While chicken is cooking on the stovetop, cook rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg