One-Pan Santa Fe Chicken Skillet


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One of my favorite type of cooking is one-pan or skillet. I just love recipes like this Santa Fe Chicken Skillet that only takes one dish to make!

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But it’s more than just the ability to make something that doesn’t require a ton of dishes afterward. It’s having a million different flavors all combining in the single pan to create a fantastic foodie experience.

I mean, who doesn’t love black beans, corn, and cheese with a little chicken breast and tomato?!

One-Pan Santa Fe Chicken Skillet on a white plate with a forkful of food on the plate

What You Need to Make a Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

If I could make this Santa Fe Chicken Skillet once a week and not feel like I was missing out on all the other amazing recipes I might make, I would. This is one of those recipes that I just never tire of!

And it’s such a simple chicken recipe, if you can open cans, this is pretty much in your wheel-house. Seriously, as long as you can follow basic instructions, you can definitely make this one-pan chicken meal.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, deboned
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
One-Pan Santa Fe Chicken Skillet on a white plate with a fork and blue cloth next to the plate

How to Make a Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Step 1

Place the chicken flat in the bottom of a pan with the olive oil over high heat. While the chicken is sautéing, add seasoning.

a fork being used to turn the chicken breasts cooking in a skillet

Step 2

Top the chicken with a layer of tomatoes and corn, stirring until it simmers.

corn and peppers being added into tomatoes and chicken in a skillet

Step 3

Add the black beans and fold them in. Be very careful not to crush the beans.

black beans on top of corn and peppers , tomatoes and chicken in a skillet

Step 4

Add cheese in a layer on top and cover. Allow the cheese to melt (about 5 minutes) then serve!

shredded cheese on top of Santa Fe chicken in a skillet

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Yield: 8 Servings Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

I love this easy recipe for Santa Fe Chicken Skillet. It's so simple, but the flavors that come together is just so amazing, it's definitely one of the best one-pan meals you can make in just a few minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, deboned
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken flat in the bottom of a pan with the olive oil over high heat. While the chicken is sautéing, add seasoning.
  2. Top the chicken with a layer of tomatoes and corn, stirring until it simmers.
  3. Add the black beans and fold them in. Be very careful not to crush the beans.
  4. Add cheese in a layer on top and cover. Allow the cheese to melt (about 5 minutes) then serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 648mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 40g

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