One Skillet Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is delicious! A bit on the spicy side, but very tolerable. This is a VERY easy dish to make, and only dirties one skillet...hardly any clean up! I

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic and chicken. Stir occasionally. Cook for 4-5 minutes until chicken cooked almost all the way through.
  3. Add rice and toast for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, enchilada sauce, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  6. Cook, covered, 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat.
  7. Spread cheese over the top, replace cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Top with sour cream and chopped cilantro when serving.
Most Helpful

This was okay. Interesting to steam rice with enchilida sauce. I used green sauce. Instead of cilantro, I used green onions and topped with sirracha. Made with some grilled zucchini. My husband said, " I don't know where you came up with theis but it's good!"

seal angel July 16, 2013

Made this for dinner tonight over all I thought it was ok nothing wrong with the recipe my family is just extremely fussy they just didn't care for it. I thought it was pretty good! but probably wont make it again

anniek36 May 06, 2013

I picked up some chicken breasts at the grocery store at a really good price. I had no clue what I was going to do with them. Bored with our same old, same old. DH said chicken and rice. So I searched for recipes and came upon this one. It is very, very good. We really liked this dish. I liked the "one skillet" part, and the fact that there wasn't any canned cream of anything soup in it. I left out the enchilada sauce, only because I didn't have any. I subbed a small can of tomato sauce instead. I'm sure it would be really good with the enchilada sauce. I added a little Frank's hot sauce to my plate before I ate, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks saucysteph for posting this simple dish.

Becky in Wisconsin August 22, 2012