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One Skillet Green Chile Enchilada Chicken and Rice

One Skillet Green Chile Enchilada Chicken and Rice

Ingredients for 6 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • avocado oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups green enchilada sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4oz (8 tablespoons) diced green chiles
  • 2 soft corn tortillas, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh cilantro


Step 1

Set oven to 400F.

Step 2

Cook rice according to instructions and set aside to cool.

Step 3

Set a large (nonstick) skillet on medium-high heat, and once hot, spray with avocado oil then add chicken breast pieces. Sear the outside for the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the edges turn brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and no worries if it is not fully cooked yet.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium, then add oil, garlic, onion and bell pepper. Sauté until the onions turn brown and translucent, about 3 minutes. Once the onions turn brown, sprinkle in the cumin and stir for an additional 1 minute.

Step 5

Add the rice and chicken back to the skillet and continue to fold everything together.

Step 6

Add the diced/chopped corn tortillas and fold together.

Step 7

Add the enchilada sauce, water and green chiles. Add a pinch of sea salt & pepper and fold everything together. Slightly increase the heat to bring it to simmer, then reduce the heat to low, and cover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes (or up to 20 minutes) and be careful to ensure it’s not burning.

Step 8

Remove the cover and stir one final time and sprinkle on cheese. Either place the cover back on to melt the cheese, or place in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.

Step 9

Garnish and enjoy!

(Based on 3 reviews)


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Prep 5min
Cook 25min
Total 30min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!