15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet – Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it’s super CHEESY!!

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet - Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it's super CHEESY!!

I love tacos and have savored them at taco stands from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta.

But it’s not always practical to run to Mexico when I need a taco fix but I’ve done it. San Diego and TJ are only 20 minutes apart.

Tacos With Calorie And Carb Savings

Nor is it always practical to eat hundreds of calories of tortillas with said tacos. I’d rather save those calories and carbs for something more fun, like a margarita.

So I created this easy chicken taco skillet, sans tortillas, that’s supremely easy, ready in 15 minutes, and bursting with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and ingredients.

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet - Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it's super CHEESY!!

All Your Favorite Mexican Ingredients

There’s juicy chicken, tender red peppers, black beans, corn, green onions, and cilantro. I love the contrast of the sweeter corn with the other ingredients.

Everything is seasoned to perfection by means of a handy packet of taco seasoning before being topped with cheese.

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet - Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it's super CHEESY!!

What Should I Serve It With

Feel free to serve this with rice, over tortilla chips for a nacho-inspired dish, or use the filling in taco shells if that floats your boat.

You can even stir some rice right into it but we didn’t miss the carbs at all.

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet - Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it's super CHEESY!!

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet – Craving tacos minus all the empty carbs? This EASY taco skillet without tortillas is PERFECT!! Fast, EASY, loaded with awesome Mexican-inspired flavors and it’s super CHEESY!!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • one 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used medium heat, reduced sodium)
  • 1 medium/large red bell pepper, seeded, trimmed, and diced small
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I use low sodium)
  • 3/4 cup corn (I used frozen that I added straight from the freezer; canned may be substituted)
  • one 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (I used lite)
  • 2 to 3 green onions, diced into thin rounds for garnishing
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, for garnishing
  • Spanish rice, tortilla chips, tortillas, etc. optional for serving

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the oil, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through; stir and flip intermittently to ensure even cooking.
  2. Evenly sprinkle with the taco seasoning, add the peppers, beans, corn, tomato sauce, and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until warmed through.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the cheese, and cover the skillet with a lid to help the cheese to melt for about 1 minute, or until melted. Stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, and optionally serve with or over your favorite. Recipe is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

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15 comments on “15-Minute Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet”

  1. This looks awesome for a quick stovetop meal. I have a busy Saturday coming up and will want something easy and not very time consuming so I’m keeping this in mind!

    • This is a fast and easy one, great for busy days!

      • I had a busy day as anticipated and needed something quick and delicious for dinner. This hit the spot for both of us and was perfect for Cinco de Mayo too! I love taco seasoning with chicken!

      • I remember you saying at the beginning of the week that you were going to be busy and this was a contender for the weekend. Glad it hit the spot and was quick and easy!

  2. Love a quick, easy, tasty Mexican dish. Looks like I need to buy tomato sauce!

  3. I love the colors! It looks so delicious! The recipe is amazing, easy and quick!

    Rating: 5
  4. This easy skillet is perfect for busy weeknights! It looks so cheesy and delicious!

  5. hey girl- I would sooo love this! yummy!

  6. New subscriber, 1st recipe I’ve tried. Can you say OMG and Hot Damn at the same time. New family favorite!

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