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Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl Recipe

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Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl Recipe


1 Serving
* Optional Substitution Note
  • spray oil
  • 1/3 cup (white) onion, chopped
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cooked jasmine rice
  • 6oz (low sodium) canned chicken, drained
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce (optional if it is too spicy for you)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium black (or mixed) beans, drained
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.  Once hot, spray with oil then add onions and bell pepper.  Saute for 2 – 3 minutes, until sear marks appear along the edges of the veggies.

Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl

Spray the veggies again with oil, then add in the spices – to bloom them (ie, cooking them with oil so unlock deeper, richer flavors.

Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl

Step 2

Add enchilada sauce, rice, canned chicken and beans.  Stir and bring to a gentle simmer.

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Reduce the heat to low-medium, sprinkle in some cheese, then cover and cook until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.  Garnish!

Step 3

Garnish and enjoy with a side salad or by itself for meal prep!

Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl

Tex Mex Canned Chicken Bowl


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(Based on 4 reviews)


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  1. Jun 01 2023

    You forgot the enchilada sauce in the ingredients otherwise five stars for tasting simplicity of cooking and stuff…

  2. Jul 03 2023

    One of our favorite meals to make. Super easy and so good. We have made it a few times already. We use your app and so far we have loved every meal!!!

    1. THANK YOU! it is an easy favorite of mine as well. glad you are enjoying the app and recipes! 🙂


Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
# of servings1

Nutrition per serving

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!