One-Pot Salsa Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This skillet recipe is a colorful and healthy main dish that can be on the table in just over an hour. The subtle sweet-spicy flavor is a nice surprise. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
One-Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) medium salsa
  • 2 medium nectarines, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Tajin seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Minced fresh chives


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Brown chicken in batches; return all to pan. Add the sweet potatoes, salsa, nectarines and seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until potatoes are almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in rice and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in parsley. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with chives.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Tajin seasoning is a unique blend of lime, chile peppers and sea salt. Look for it in the spice aisle.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1-2/3 cups: 432 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1254mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.