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5 from 5 votes


A festive, one-pan dish with juicy chunks of chicken, tender rice, tangy tomatoes, black beans, and cheese. It's a burrito in a skillet!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner ideas, chicken skillet recipes, gluten free dinner ideas, healthy dinner ideas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 449kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • Halved cherry tomatoes, for garnish
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes, or until just browned on all sides. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the skillet and set over medium-high heat. Add onions to the hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until starting to soften.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds. Add rice; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and black beans.
  • Season with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and stir well to combine. Add chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Return chicken pieces to the skillet. Lower heat to a steady simmer; cover and continue to cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Start checking around the 18-minute mark.
  • Remove from heat; stir, then sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Serve.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 3mg