Santa Fe Chicken & Rice

Santa Fe Chicken and Rice – an easy one pot dish! Everything cooks in the same skillet. Seasoned chicken sautéed in the skillet, and simmered with rice, black beans, Rotel, corn, and chicken broth. Full of flavor and ready in 15 minutes! I love easy and quick meals!

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Today I am sharing another easy one-pot meal. I am really loving the convenience of less dirty dishes! Well, I should say Chicken Legs in enjoying fewer dishes to clean. I cooked the chicken and the rice mixture in my non-stick skillet and it took no time at all.

This is super easy to make. Marinate the chicken and let it sit about 20 or 30 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet; cook 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add beans, Rotel, corn, rice, and chicken broth to skillet. Stir to combine. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Add chicken and cook on the lowest setting for an additional 5 minutes. That is it!

  • I marinated the chicken first thing in the morning in my favorite Lawry’s marinade –  Baja Chipotle. I know a lot of people have a hard time finding the Baja Chipotle Marinade (I buy it all the time at Publix). If you can’t find the Baja Chipotle Marinade, use the Lawry’s Mesquite Marinade. It will give you a similar Tex-Mex flavor.
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We both loved this Santa Fe Chicken & Rice. It was full of flavor and tasted great!  The best part is this dish is that it is low in fat and calories! Don’t tell anybody – they will never know! Top the chicken & rice with your favorite taco toppings. I like to use sour cream and salsa. YUM!

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Santa Fe Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Santa Fe Chicken and Rice – one pot dish! Everything cooks in the same skillet. Seasoned chicken sautéed in the skillet, and simmered with rice, black beans, Rotel, corn and chicken broth. Full of flavor and ready in 15 minutes! Love easy and quick meals!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Lawry’s Mesquite or Baja Chipotle Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup instant white rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions:

  • Place chicken in a large ziplock bag and coat with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or all day.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet; cook 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Add beans, Rotel, corn, rice and chicken broth to skillet. Stir to combine. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Add chicken and cook on lowest setting for an additional 5 minutes.

Steph

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  1. Lawrys makes Baja citrus and Chipotle pepper. But I can't find Baja chipotle even on their website? Anyway, made it with Chipotle pepper and it's amazing! Thank you.

  2. Lawrys makes Baja citrus and Chipotle pepper. But I can't find Baja chipotle even on their website? Anyway, made it with Chipotle pepper and it's amazing! Thank you.

  3. Lawrys makes Baja citrus and Chipotle pepper. But I can't find Baja chipotle even on their website? Anyway, made it with Chipotle pepper and it's amazing! Thank you.

  4. We don't have Publix near here, but I found the baja chipotle at Wal-Mart (and either Kroger or Meijer — I can't remember which, but it was much more expensive than Wal-Mart).

    I'm making it tonight. I can't wait; it's been on my list for weeks! 🙂

  5. Paula – that would work. They are basically the same thing. I used tenders because they cook up quicker.

  6. That sounds very good. I like the Lawry's marinades but find I do have to let it go longer than just 30 minutes like they say.

  7. Edie – yes, I would just add chicken broth until it was the consistency you wanted. Great idea!

  8. Made this this weekend. So good. Even better the next day. I would like to add a liquid, and make it a stew/soup. More chicken broth?

  9. This looks delicious! I love anything that has words like "Southwest and chipotle" describing it. Can't wait to try it.

  10. I LOVE all your one pot meals! They are the best and make my life easier 🙂 (I hate dishes, too)

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