Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet – EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that’s naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that's naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

This easy skillet is ready in 20 minutes, full of Mexican-inspired flavors and ingredients, and as a bonus, it’s also a skinny recipe.

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner and then Memorial Day, before you know it shorts and bikini weather will be here. Recipes like this one are great because even though it’s a healthy recipe, you’ll be full, satisfied, and won’t miss a thing.

How To Make the Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet

Simply sauté chicken, onions, and red peppers before adding green chiles, garlic, cumin, and optional cayenne pepper. The cayenne doesn’t make it spicy. Rather it just gives it extra flavor but you can leave it out if you’re inclined.

Add black beans, corn, and garnish with green onions and cilantro. So fast and easy.

How Does the Skillet Taste

The chicken is tender and juicy and between the onions, peppers, chiles, black beans, and corn, there is so much texture in every bite.

There are so many layers of Mexican-inspired flavors from the cumin, garlic, green chiles, green onions, and cilantro. It’s like a flavor town fiesta going on.

This recipe freezes well so you can use it as a freezer-friendly/meal prep idea.

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that's naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

Customize It

Although the recipe as written does not have rice (or any kind of grain) and is naturally gluten-free, feel free to add rice. You can’t go wrong with any combo of rice and beans in my book.

If you’re not as concerned about the skinny factor, add some cheese at the end and let it melt over the top. So good.

If you want to stir in a heaping 1/4 cup or so of your favorite salsa, as mild or wild as you like it, I think that would be delish.

So would avocado chunks over the top and maybe the juice of a lime.

There are so many ways to get creative with this recipe and also mix-and-match based on what you have on hand and enjoy.

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that's naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

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Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that's naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet

Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet – EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and is a skinny recipe that keeps you full and satisfied!! A great Mexican-inspired meal that’s naturally gluten-free and is a flavor FIESTA in your mouth!!

Yield: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large/extra-large red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 medium sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, diced small
  • one 4-ounce can diced green chiles (I used fire-roasted)
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no-salt added)
  • 1 to 1.5 cups corn (I used frozen; you can add it directly to the skillet from the freezer)
  • 2 tablespoons green onions
  • fresh cilantro, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. To a large skillet, add the oil, chicken, red pepper, onion, and sauté over medium-high heat for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables have softened. Stir and flip frequently to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add the green chiles, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, optional cayenne, stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the black beans, corn, stir, and cook for about 1 minute, or until warmed through.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the green onions, cilantro, and serve immediately. Recipe will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 559 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 120mg Sodium: 1144mg Carbohydrates: 46g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 7g Protein: 57g

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6 comments on “Skinny Mexican Chicken Skillet”

  1. This looks fresh , delicious and healthy! I always love a good skillet meal!

  2. This tasted so good. Quick question, would you recommend having it on its own or as a side? (I served it with rice)

    Rating: 5
  3. Made this with some leftover smoked chicken that I had. It was really good–a one pot meal. I put the onions and tomatoes on each individual serving. I did serve it with a fresh tossed salad.

    Rating: 4

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