Fiesta Chicken is exactly the way it sounds. It’s a fiesta on your plate. It includes diced boneless chicken pieces cooked with onions, peppers, beans, roasted tomatoes, spices and rice. Everything is cooked together in a pan which is then loaded with cheese at the end. This gooey recipe is a South American delight right from the skillet to your table. Check out the recipe below!
Take a large non-stick skillet. Heat it over medium flame and add olive oil to it. Then add the onions, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dill, salt, cumin powder and cayenne pepper. Mix them and fry for a minute. Then add the chicken and let the ingredients cook until the chicken starts to brown.
In the skillet, add bell pepper, green bell pepper, black beans, tomatoes, brown rice, and chicken stock. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Then cover the skillet with a lid and reduce the flame to low. Simmer the chicken for 5 minutes until it is cooked and the rice is tender. Switch off the flame and let it sit for 5 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Add cheese over the top and let it melt. You can serve this as a rice bowl or you can add this as a tortilla filling and eat it with your favourite dip.
You can drizzle some yoghurt or sour cream on the top after plating the rice for extra flavour.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this recipe with regular white rice?
Yes. However, the cooking time for white rice may differ. Hence, you can cook the rice separately and then add it to the chicken. You can add more chicken stock if the dish feels dry.
Can I store the leftover Fiesta Chicken?
Yes. You can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.