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Mexican Skillet Rice

I never come home with leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks and parties. But I do bring back quite a few compliments. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine or long grain rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir egg over medium-high heat until set. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, stir-fry chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the rice, beans, Mexicorn, peppers, taco sauce and green onions; heat through. Stir in reserved egg. Sprinkle rice with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 302 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Tammiemoretto
    Jan 12, 2020

    So easy!! Healthy and quick! Flavors meld beautifully together and I used hot taco sauce to give it some kick! This will be a staple in our home!

  • Sandra Lee Moyer
    Nov 18, 2015

    We also have teen Hockey player eating machines...I made it on Monday and they asked me to make it again on Tuesday. It's a keeper. Didn't change a thing. Perfect as is.

  • cliftonhanger
    Nov 5, 2015

    I used ground chicken instead of tenderloins and doubled the garlic. Next time I'd use more cilantro. Nothing special here, just a good one to file under Quick Cooking.

  • waynejv
    Oct 10, 2015

    Came out great however, I used ground turkey and using two cups of rice plus all the other is just to much (just the wife and I)But I did give it to our neighbor who has two teen age boy eating machines and it was a hit.

  • cynandtom
    Sep 12, 2015

    This dish is right up my husbands alley. So I did a quick menu change when I came across it and surprised him. He really liked it.

  • Maryrose90
    Mar 31, 2014

    My whole family loved this dish. It's one of those dishes that is easily adaptable to what you have on hand. I didn't have mexicorn so used canned corn plus a little red bell pepper; was out of taco sauce so used picante sauce. I also used up some leftover Mexican style rice from a previous meal. All worked great. Looking forward to making it again with the provided ingredient list!

  • loislovesclark
    Jul 3, 2012

    Quick, easy and delicious. I used canned chicken and ready rice (the 90sec microwave kind) and it was still amazing. Love the addition of cilantro. Will definitely make this again. Great potluck dish!

  • gloriacollins
    Jun 18, 2012

    I made this for dinner tonight with a nice pan of cornbread. The men at the table asked for seconds. I will definitely make this dish again soon! I love the fact that everything in the dish is healthy; the only change I made was to use brown rice, and roasted my own peppers.

  • Gauri
    May 15, 2012

    My family (including two picky young boys) love this recipe and I sneak in a few extra veggies!

  • Debinga
    Mar 22, 2012

    I added a bit more taco seasoning to this recipe for added pazzaz. My Son says it is a make again!