The Easiest Mexican Chicken Ever.

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This takes less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish, serve with rice and a salad. My kids also like this wrapped in a tortilla.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the chicken into even peices (cubes or stir fry strips). Lay the chicken out on a single layer and sprinkle both sides of all the chicken with the cumin.
  2. Heat the oil in a fry pan and add the chicken. Cook over a medium heat and brown the chicken and let it cook through, the smaller the pieces the faster is cooks.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the beans, salsa and water.
  5. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve.
Most Helpful

Very good chicken dish that I served with another of cookingpompom's recipes, Baked Mexican Rice - Vegetarian #484310. Instead of chicken breast I used tenderloins that I cut into bite size pieces and used mild salsa. This is a quick and easy meal to make and tastes great. Made and reviewed for ZWT8 - 2010.

lauralie41 August 06, 2012

I looked at this recipe and went - duh, chicken, what a great idea! - change ground beef for chicken and you have my recipe for burritos filling. A flour tortilla, a thin line of filling, cheese and wrap it all up in a paper towel - zap in the microwave to melt the cheese and you have a meal. Freezes well as well. Now back to this really quick and delish recipe. I made and then froze the filling mixture so I can use for several lunches this upcoming week. I can then take a pre-measured amount along with a tortilla or two to work and have a filling and easy lunch or I might take it along with rice for less work. Thanks for offering such a great dish. Made for ZWT 8.

Member #610488 August 05, 2012