Chicken Cilantro Lime Rice Skillet

Keep weeknights simple with a go-to chicken and rice skillet recipe! Beans and rice have been perfect partners for a long time. Now chicken and chiles join the party too, making this a one-skillet Tex-Mex favorite. Old El Paso™ Cilantro Lime Rice turns this stovetop chicken and rice dish into a flavorful must-have along with Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, bright, sweet red peppers and black beans. Add shredded chicken for a hearty meal full of the tastes your family loves, ready in just 45 minutes.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 package (6.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add rice and seasoning mix, water, beans and green chiles; stir to combine. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove skillet from heat; stir in chicken. Sprinkle cheese over top; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • If you’d like to add a bit of heat to this chicken and rice skillet, try adding a seeded and chopped jalapeño to the skillet with the onions and bell pepper.
  • Any of the other Old El Paso™ Shredded Cheeses can be substituted for the Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend.


  • About 1 1/2 Cups Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 150);  Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 6g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 85mg;  Sodium 1260mg;  Potassium 670mg;  Total Carbohydrate 61g (Dietary Fiber 9g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 34g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 25%;  Calcium 30%;  Iron 25%
  • Exchanges: 4 Starch;  1/2 Vegetable;  2 1/2 Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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