Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was given to me by a friend whose parents live in New Mexico. She had this when she went to visit them, then served it to me when I came over for dinner. I fell in love with the heat and the taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken breast cubes with 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  2. In a largish skillet, heat the oil over high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook, stirring often until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove to a plate.
  5. In the same skillet, cook the onion over medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until just soft.
  6. Add the chicken broth and rice.
  7. Heat to boiling over high heat.
  8. Stir and reduce the heat to low.
  9. Cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  10. Stir in the corn and the pinto beans.
  11. Simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Stir in the chicken, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, chili powder, vinegar and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt.
  14. Serve immediately with corn chips alongside.
Most Helpful

Fabulous, flavorful and healthy recipe. The only change I made was to use 3 chicken breasts, keeping all other ingredient amounts the same. There is so much flavor packed into this recipe due to the jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder. All of the ingredients complement one another beautifully. This has become an instant favorite for us!

LifeIsGood July 21, 2009

This was pretty fast for me to assemble, since I had some defrosted Salsa Seasoning Chicken on hand. (Salsa Seasoning Chicken from WI Cheesehead)& leftover brown rice flavored with chicken broth. I sauteed onions/scallions, jalapenos, then added the beans, corn,chicken, cilantro, vinegar, chili powder(1 teas) and salt to taste. I let that heat thru and then just blended it into the rice. This was very tasty and a economical way for me to blend 1 recipe with this flavorful rice recipe. Thank you so much for posting this recipe Mirj.

diest April 26, 2007

awesome, had to make a few change due to my husband being alergic to onions and both of us being on a low sodium diet but it still turned out great This is a five. It's been saved in my private cookbook with the recipes I really loved. I'm sending a picture as well. Leanne

Chef at Heart February 27, 2007