Southwestern Chicken Skillet

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This hearty one-dish chicken dinner is on the table in 30 minutes flat. With chicken, rice and veggies, how can you go wrong?

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  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 min. on each side or until cooked through (170°F). Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; cover chicken to keep warm.
  • Add water, vegetables and salsa to drippings in skillet; stir. Bring to boil.
  • Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 5 min. Top with the chicken; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; cook 5 min. or until cheese is melted.


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Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Carbohydrates
  • 3 Meat & Alternatives

Nutrition Bonus

Serve this quick Mexican-style dinner to your family tonight. As a bonus, this tasty meal is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 38g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • SarahMerriam |

  • LeilaClark |

    Very good

  • mc_robson |

    I changed it up a little and just used what I had at home. So instead of using the mixed frozen veggies, I just used frozen corn and grated some cheddar cheese up. I also cut the chicken into strips. It was good, would make it again the next time I'm too lazy to go to the grocery store ;)