This Fabulous Fiesta Rice and Chicken recipe is colorful, quick and delicious for a fast, family-friendly weeknight meal. All you will need for this complete meal is rice, lime, chicken breast, taco seasoning, bell peppers, onion and cans of corn, diced tomatoes and black beans.

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Fiesta Rice

Colorful, quick and delicious!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican
Keyword: Fall, Fiber, Lean protein, Meal prep, Party, Whole grain, Winter
Condition: Gluten Free, Nut Free
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 cup rice (brown or white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pack taco seasoning
  • 3 bell pepper sliced (red, green and yellow)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1 15 oz can canned tomatoes diced, drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped for the rice, and extra for garnish


  • First cook the rice. Place 1 cup rice, with lime juice, 1 tsp of salt, 2 cups of water, and cilantro in a pot. Cook covered at medium low until all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat some oil a large pan. Season chicken with half of the taco seasoning.
  • Add to hot pan and cook until golden brown, and cooked all the way through.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove from pan, add a little more oil and add the peppers and onions. Cook until softened, and season with the rest of the taco seasoning. Add corn and keep cooking until everything is browned.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan, along with the beans, tomatoes, rice. Mix well and adjust seasoning if needed! Stir in cilantro and serve with additional cilantro on top, if desired!


Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 11g

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

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Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide and Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.