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One-Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice - tender chunks of chicken and homemade mexican rice cooked all in one pan.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Chicken and Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 590 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 1 cup extra long grain rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup Colby Jack Cheese shredded
  • Green Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Avocado, Sour Cream


  1. Cut chicken into bite size chunks, season lightly with salt and pepper. In a 3 quart sauce pan, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add diced chicken and quickly brown chunks. Chicken should not be cooked through at this point.

  2. Add onions and sauté along with chicken just until onions start to soften, then add garlic and sauté for another minute. Push chicken, onions, and garlic over to one side of pan. Then add additional olive oil to other side of pan. Toast rice in olive oil until some of the rice starts to turn golden brown. 

  3. Stir in chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt, pepper and seasonings to pan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes, then use a fork to fluff the rice and chicken. Cook for additional 5 minutes covered, if needed. Rice should be tender and chicken broth absorbed. Squeeze fresh lime juice over top and fluff again. Top with cheese and let melt. Add any combination of green onions, cilantro, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 671mg29%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 639IU13%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.