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Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Ready in just 30 minutes.

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are great to have on hand for quick and easy meals.

Just a handful of spices add delicious flavor to this chicken.

It’s seasoned with Tex-Mex flavors; chili powder, ground cumin, oregano and granulated garlic.

Then the chicken is cooked with onions and broth which thickens up nicely to form a light spicy gravy that tastes so good when served over rice.

I just used onions in this recipe but feel free to customize it to include other veggies too if you like.

This dish is super quick to make.

It takes 30 minutes to make and is a wonderful dinner for any night of the week.

Serve this delicious chicken over rice, noodles or just by itself.

Here are more quick and easy recipes made with boneless skinless chicken breasts you may like “Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice“, “Chipotle Chicken Nugget and Honey Dijon Sliders” and “Fried Chicken and Bacon Gravy Sliders“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

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Boneless skinless chicken breasts, granulated garlic, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, oregano, onion, olive oil, lime juice, chicken broth and chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

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Chop the onion and set aside.

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Preparing the Chicken – Cut the chicken into bite site pieces and add them to a medium size bowl.

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Then,

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add the cumin,

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pepper,

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granulated garlic,

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onion powder,

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chili powder,

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salt, and

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oregano to the chicken.

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Mix the chicken, spices and oregano together so that all sides of the chicken are coated.

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Cooking the Chicken – Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil…

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…then add the onions.

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Sauté while stirring the onions for about 3 minutes.

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Then add the chicken and stir as it cooks until the chicken is just about completely cooked (about 4 or 5 minutes).

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To the pan, add chicken broth, fresh lime juice, and stir.

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Add the flour and stir it quickly into the broth to avoid it turning into lumps.

Continue to stir as the mixture thickens.

Serving the Chicken – When the chicken mixture thickens to a gravy-like consistency, and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, transfer it from the pan onto a warm bed of cooked rice.

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro and serve while warm.

Tex Mex Chicken with Rice

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Tex Mex Chicken with Rice

Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Ready in just 30 minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken and Rice, Spicy Chicken, Tex-Mex
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium size onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 3 teaspoons flour
  • 2 cups cooked white or brown rice served warm
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preparing the Chicken - To a medium size bowl add the chicken, cumin, pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and oregano.
  • Mix the chicken, spices and oregano together so that all sides of the chicken are coated. 
  • Cooking the Chicken - Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. 
  • To the pan, add the chopped onions.  Sauté while stirring the onions for about 3 minutes. 
  • Then add the chicken and stir as it cooks until the chicken is just about completely cooked (about 4 or 5 minutes).
  • To the pan, add chicken broth, fresh lime juice, and stir. Add the flour and stir it quickly into the broth to avoid it turning into lumps. 
  • Continue to stir as the mixture thickens. 
  • Serving the Chicken - When the chicken mixture thickens to a gravy-like consistency, and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, transfer the chicken from the pan onto a warm bed of cooked rice. 
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro and serve while warm.
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2 Comments

  1. This is seriously gorgeous. I could go for a huge batch of this right now.