Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet

We’ve been blessed this year to have a warm and sunny September, for the most part, but it couldn’t last forever! Looking at the gloom and rain outside my window right now, I’m thinking of what kind of comfort food I can whip up for dinner tonight. Fall is all about the return of homemade soup, casseroles and hot steamy dishes!

For a super easy mid week meal, this Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet is a perfect way to get a hearty dish into the bellies of your family, without the extra dishes and mess. Everything cooks up in one skillet!

Southwestern Chicken and Rice SkilletSouthwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet

Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 can (10oz/284 ml) chicken broth
1 cup rice
1 Tbsp chili powder
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1-2 peppers (I like using a variety of colours)
3/4 cup Ivanoe Salsa Cheese, shredded

Directions

Combine maynaise, broth, rice and chili powder in a large skillet or frying pan. Top with chicken breasts.

Bring to boil, cover and let simmer or med/low heat for 25 min. If you see that the dish is getting dry, you can add a touch more liquid.

Top with peppers and cheese and cook for 10 more minutes.

Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet - Mom vs the BoysI find this is a good base recipe to build one, go ahead and add corn, black beans or tomatoes if you wish! 

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Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (10oz/284 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 peppers (I like using a variety of colours)
  • ¾ cup Ivanoe Salsa Cheese, shredded
  • (other items you may wish to add, corn, black beans, tomato)
Instructions
  1. Combine maynaise, broth, rice and chili powder in a large skillet or frying pan. Top with chicken breasts.
  2. Bring to boil, cover and let simmer or med/low heat for 25 min. If you see that the dish is getting dry, you can add a touch more liquid.
  3. Top with peppers, cheese and any other toppings and cook for 10 more minutes.

Did you know that Ivanhoe is the oldest cheese company of it’s kind in Canada? It still remains a local attraction on the hamlet of Ivanhoe today! Ivanhoe prides itself on making award winnig artisan cheddars, as well as an extensive selection of specialty cheeses including Kosher and Halal options!

ivanhoe salsa cheese Visit the Gay Lea website for great recipes and information on all their latest products like the brand new Smooth Cottage Cheese! It has all the benefits of regular cottage cheese without the lumpy texture! It’s available in Vanilla Bean or Salted Caramel!

 

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Comments

  1. Treen Goodwin says:

    looks and sounds delish a must try , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  2. Interesting. We have all the ingredients on hand. Might have to try and make this tonight!

  3. Anne Taylor says:

    Yummy! This looks so good and I know my grandkids would gobble it up! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Looks really tasty and perfect for a cool fall day! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am going to give it a try!

  5. Thanks for sharing! This looks so good. 🙂

  6. Erika Letson says:

    This looks so delicious!! I think my kids would like this.

  7. This looks really yummy!! Must make 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness, this is getting pinned! Looks so delicious!

  9. Melinda L. says:

    You can never go wrong with cheese!!!

  10. This looks delicious

  11. Really love all the recipes you put out Jennifer! This one looks super good … do you know a good substitute for the mayo? =)

  12. I’d definitely add some beans! Looks like a tasty dish!

  13. Huguette E. says:

    That sounds and looks delicious, rice, chicken, cheese all my favorites!

  14. All this recipe is missing to make it perfect ( for me) is Onions! 😀

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Wow, it took an awful long time to find something I’d not already made a comment on. I’m afraid that I don’t like spicy food but I think that I could leave out the chili powder and replace the Salsa Cheese with Gouda or Emmental . I think that I’d also add mushrooms to this, onions and perhaps a bit of broccolli too. The possibilities are endless. 🙂

  16. Doris Calvert says:

    Oh my this looks delicious, printed for the weekend, thanks for sharing !

  17. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks like a great side dish without the chicken!

  18. kathy downey says:

    This sure looks delicious.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. Looks yummy and healthy too!

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