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One-Pot Southwest Chicken & Rice

This “naturally gluten-free” recipe has a delicious Southwest twist to it, and it couldn't be easier to make! You might even have all of the ingredients on hand right now...

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 293 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 10-12 chicken tenders cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or 2 Tablespoons of the homemade kind
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in a small amount of oil. Season as desired. I used a generous amount of my House Seasoning.
  2. When chicken is fully-cooked, add water, taco seasoning and can of Rotel.
  3. Bring to a boil and then add rice.
  4. Stir the rice in until mixed, cover, and remove from heat.
  5. After all the water has been absorbed (I think I waited about 5 minutes), give the chicken and rice mixture a stir and top with cheese.
  6. Put cover on again until cheese has melted.
  7. Serve with all your favorite Mexican dish toppings!
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Southwest Chicken & Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 293mg 12%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Vitamin C 9.7%
Calcium 17%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.