One Pan Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice - A dish perfect for a busy weeknight meal or a dish to impress your friends and family! All you need is one pan and 45 minutes until dinner is ready!
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One Pan Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 to 4 servings
Calories 723kcal
Author Aubrey Cota



  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Tex-Mex Rice

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 3 mini sweet peppers diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups corn drained
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup white rice
  • lime juice optional
  • cilantro optional



  • Whisk together the Cajun seasoning and chili powder together. Rub the seasoning on the chicken breasts.
  • Place the oil in the skillet and allow it get it warm over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook on each side for 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate or a cutting board and set aside.

Tex-Mex Rice

  • Place the oil, onion, mini sweet peppers into the skillet and saute for 10 minutes or tender the onions are translucent.
  • Mix in the garlic, diced green chiles, corn, black beans, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, red pepper chili flakes, and paprika together.
  • Add the chicken stock; mix, and bring to a boil. Add the rice and cover for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Add lime juice (optional) and place the chicken breasts on top of the rice.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 1267mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1690IU | Vitamin C: 49.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4.2mg