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Overhead photo of one pot salsa chicken and rice dinner in a round baking dish surrounded by limes and spices
One Pot Salsa Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This One Pot Salsa Chicken and Rice is an easy, one pot, winner winner chicken dinner! It's loaded with flavor and juicy chicken, rice and salsa!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: one pot dish, chicken, Mexican, salsa, rice, fajita seasoning
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 613 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Fajita Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne, if desired
Salsa Chicken and Rice Dish
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp. fajita seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, if desired
Fajita Seasoing
  1. In a small bowl, cmbine all seasoning ingredients. Whisk together until well blended. Store in an airtight container.

Salsa Chicken and Rice Dish
  1. Add the olive oil to a large, deep skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken thighs evenly with the fajita seasoning. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side until chicken is browned and no longer pink. Chicken should have an internal temp of 165 degrees F. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

  2. To the same skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and salt and cook for three minutes, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic and flour cook for an additional one minute, stirring often. Add the rice, chicken broth and salsa and bring to a boil. Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the heat and simmer, covered until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through and rice is tender. Squeeze in the lime juice and add salt and pepper to taste. Top with the chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Salsa Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 993mg43%
Potassium 1014mg29%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 2672IU53%
Vitamin C 89mg108%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.