One-Skillet Southwest Chicken
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Entrées
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce
- 1 1/2 cups white rice
- 2 (15-ounce) cans chicken broth, low-sodium preferred
- 2 (11-ounce) cans Southwest Mix vegetables with black beans, corn, and peppers
- Sprigs of fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/2 inch thick and cut them into thirds crosswise.
- In a large, deep nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, cook the onion, stirring often, until it becomes translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and cumin and stir for an additional minute. Add the chipotle chile to the sauce and then the rice. Cook, stirring, until the rice begins to turn translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Return the chicken to the pan, add the broth, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is nearly cooked, about 20 minutes.
- Remove the cover, add the Southwest Mix vegetables to the pan, and cook for an additional 10 minutes until heated through.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve.