Southwestern Chicken

Hey Cuties,

I enjoyed making the sandwich this week; so much so I kept cooking. Week to week I struggle to find something different to fix for dinner. Like most people we generally eat the same things over and over again. I want to change it up a bit; I get tired of eating the same things all the time. Full disclosure, I don’t love to cook, but I love to eat; hence my love for #fatsnacks and my need for fitness.

This means I troll and troll and troll Pinterest for crafts, meals and things I don’t even need. Pinterest is a life suck but in a good way. With trolling comes Pinterest fails, they sike you up to believe you can make and do these things and your results will look like the picture. That doesn’t always happen but this time it was a winner!


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Southwestern Chicken over a bed of rice

Ingredients: 2 cups of thawed frozen corn – 1 can of black beans – 3/4 cup of salsa – 4/5 chicken breast – 1 packet of taco seasoning – cheese as much as you like

Bake Temp: 350 Cook Time: 45 mins or until your chicken breast are cooked in the middle.

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corn + black beans

I thawed out my frozen corn and put it in a bowl. Then I rinsed and drained my black beans and poured them on top.

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corn + black beans + chunky salsa

Add salsa to the top. I used fresh chunky salsa, if you don’t like a lot of tomato then a chunky salsa isn’t the one for you.

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corn + black beans + chunky salsa all mixed up.

Stir all of your ingredients up and set them aside for now.

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seasoned chicken breast

You want your chicken to have flavor so I used some seasoning salt + taco seasoning. I used the same packet you get in the taco kit.

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raw chicken breast topped w/ corn, black beans & salsa in foil

Now you are ready to bring your ingredients together. Get out your foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure it is long enough to get around the chicken with toppings and have room to fold over a couple of times.

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Individually wrapped chicken breast

Each breast is topped and wrapped in foil individually. I placed five of them in a Pyrex dish in case something leaked out and put them in the oven.

While my bird was cooking I made some Jasmine rice to go with. I added in some sazon for a little more flavor. It also turns the rice orange; the kids think that is hilarious.

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All done!

I placed the rice on the middle of the plate. I placed my chicken breast covered with my toppings on next. Then I finished it off with my cheese; it melted immediately from the heat.

If you are into grilling you can cook them over an open fire. I bet it taste even better; I can’t wait to give that a try during the warmer months.

Southwestern Chicken & Jasmine Rice

Would you make it? What would you add or remove?  Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli

    I’m always struggling to find something new and tasty to add to my weekly meal rotation. This one looks like a winner and I know my husband will love it. Can’t wait to make it for my family.

  2. Allison Jones

    This looks amazing. I love cooking things in foil packets so I definitely want to try this.


  3. Jenn

    This looks and sounds delicious. I’m betting this would be a hit ion our house. A meal I could make, and make extra for lunches too.

  4. Liz Mays

    Yummy! I can already tell my family would love those flavors. This sounds like it would be great with nachos and salsa as a side.

  5. Holly

    Looks good, I would try it minus the salsa. I like to try something different.

  6. Nancy

    This looks delicious Mimi, I would certainly make it for my kids

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love flavors from the Southwest. This chicken look so scrumptious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! My kids would love it!

  8. Jacqui

    This looks delicious! My kids are complaining that I only make the same four things, and this looks like something they’d love, and easy to skip the cheese for my allergic hubby!

  9. Janelle

    Ha! Totally love that disclaimer Love to eat but no good cooking lol… Thanks dog sharing this. OMG. Looks VERY GOOD!

  10. Megan Elford

    I love how it’s all baked in one neat little package! Makes for a super easy clean-up! I bet it tastes so good too, with all of those flavours melding together.

  11. coolchillmom

    What a great addition to our monthly menu planning. It sounds perfect for our taste buds 🙂

  12. Nayrha

    I love anything with black beans! I’m definitely going to be giving this a try!

  13. MsKibibi

    OMG my mouth literally started watering when I saw your pics. This looks delish and super quick and easy to do.

  14. Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

    I would love to make this, less the beans. However, tomato / salsa items seem to agitate my acid reflux though. I’ve been searing my chicken lately before baking it. Very juicy and offers a different flavor. Maybe you can toss that in your rotation.

  15. Stephen Parry

    Southwest chicken is one of my favorite all time meals! Need to try out your recipe on this one 🙂 thanks!!

  16. Ricci

    You had me at chicken…HA! But really though, I love chicken and anything southwestern flavored so this would be perfect for me!! Great recipe!!

  17. Stacey

    This looks so easy and good! I’ll have to try it with my family, they love Southwestern foods.

  18. rika

    I love southwestern foods 🙂 it’s my comfort food. This recipe looks delicious

  19. Arnitris

    This looks delicious! The girls and I make a variation of this with squash and zucchini. It is 7 am and my mouth is watering for some. I will definitely have to try this.

  20. April Decheine

    Oh wow, this looks so delicious, my husband would love this. We love Southwestern food and spices.

  21. Sheena

    This looks so good! I’d add lettuce and crumbled tortillas. Mmm.

  22. Up Run for Life

    Yum, this looks so good and super easy to make. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  23. Stacie

    I just love spicy, latin-type foods and this looks super easy to make. Thanks girlfriend!

  24. Nicole

    This looks so delicious! My fiancee is always asking me to put taco seasoning on random meats when I cook, lol he would love this dish!

  25. John lopez

    Please let me know when you going to make this so I can come over have some LOL. This is one of my favorite things to eat reminds me of going to Chili’s

  26. Wildish Jess

    Anything Southwestern or Mexican is a win in our book! This looks delish!

  27. Valerie robinson

    Ok, that looks delicious! And this is totally something my kids will devour! Will give it a shot to switch up my menu!

  28. Hey, It's GinaB

    Food looks great Mimi. I troll Pinterest too. I love cooking complete meals in foil packets.

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