Chicken Enchilada Skillet Rice

Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe – quick and easy weeknight meal! Shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, Rotel, black beans, corn, and rice. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Top the rice with your favorite toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and olives. Serve with some tortilla chips, salsa, and queso. Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!

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This Chicken Enchilada Skillet Rice is super easy to make and tastes great! Shredded chicken, black beans, corn, Rotel, enchilada sauce, and rice. SO simple and packed full of great Mexican flavor! All you need is some tortilla chips and salsa and you are ready for a fiesta! We ate this for dinner and reheated the leftovers for lunch. Add this easy one-pan meal to your menu the next time you need the whole family will enjoy!

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How to Make Chicken Enchilada Skillet Rice

This recipe is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cook a package of Knorr Mexican Rice according to the package directions. While the rice cooks,  heat enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and shredded chicken over medium-high heat until bubbly. Stir in cooked rice. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, until heated through. Sprinkle fresh cilantro over the top of the rice and enjoy.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any cooked shredded chicken in this dish. I use rotisserie chicken. 
    • Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Enchilada Sauce made with fire-roasted diced tomatoes, vegetable oil, flour, chili powder, chicken broth, cumin, garlic salt, and onion powder: https://www.plainchicken.com/fire-roasted-chicken-enchiladas-express/
  • I use a packet of prepared Knorr Mexican Rice. 
    • You can use 2½ cups of any cooked rice that you enjoy. 
      • Long grain white rice 
      • Brown rice
      • Yellow Rice
      • Prepared instant rice is also a great option.
  • What can I add to the rice?
    • Onions
    • Jalapenos
    • Bell Peppers
    • Olives
    • Chili beans
    • Pinto beans
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • Reheat leftovers in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Chicken Enchilada Rice

We top our rice with iceberg lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, olives, lime wedges, and shredded cheddar cheese. Add a drizzle of our Jalapeno Ranch to really put this over the top! You can also serve the rice mixture in flour tortillas, corn tortillas, crispy taco shells, or taco salad shells with shredded Mexican cheeses and tomatoes. All you need is some tortilla chips, salsa, and queso for a meal that rivals any restaurant.

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Chicken Enchilada Skillet Rice

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe – quick and easy weeknight meal! Shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, Rotel, black beans, corn, and rice. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Top the rice with your favorite toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and olives. Serve with some tortilla chips, salsa, and queso. Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5.4-oz) package Knorr Mexican Rice
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 (10-oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Instructions:

  • Prepare rice according to the package directions.
  • In a large skillet, combine chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans, corn kernels, and Rotel. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Stir in cooked rice and cook for 5 minutes.

Notes:

  • You can use any cooked shredded chicken in this dish. I use rotisserie chicken. 
    • Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Enchilada Sauce made with fire-roasted diced tomatoes, vegetable oil, flour, chili powder, chicken broth, cumin, garlic salt, and onion powder: https://www.plainchicken.com/fire-roasted-chicken-enchiladas-express/
  • I use a packet of prepared Knorr Mexican Rice. 
    • You can use 2½ cups of any cooked rice that you enjoy. 
      • Long grain white rice 
      • Brown rice
      • Yellow Rice
      • Prepared instant rice is also a great option.
  • What can I add to the rice?
    • Onions
    • Jalapenos
    • Bell Peppers
    • Olives
    • Chili beans
    • Pinto beans
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • Reheat leftovers in the microwave.

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