One Pot Meals: Mexican Chicken and Rice

I’m so excited today to be participating in a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower for Katie’s Cucina!!! There are a ton of bloggers sharing their favorite simple, family friendly recipes, and a few easy crafts too! My favorite dishes to make when I need something quick and easy are one pot meals, and this delicious one pot Mexican Chicken and Rice tops the list. Mexican food is a staple in my home and something that I cook at least once a week if not more. My cousin learned how to make spanish rice from her Mexican mother-in-law. I put a little spin on it and created a dish that your whole family will love. Mine sure did!

One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice 2

Can I just take a second to gush about my dear friend Katie of Katie’s Cucina and Sew Woodsy!!! I just love her to pieces and was so lucky to have not only roomed with her at the SNAP Conference last year, but to get to have dinner with her during my recent trip to Florida! We live on opposite coasts so I was so glad that I got to see her and spend an evening with her. Katie and her hubby, Jon, are expecting baby number 1 and IT’S A BOY! Congratulations my friend – I wish you all the happiness in the world and I can’t wait to see that new little bundle’s sweet face!

Katie and Kristin

Ok, back to the recipe…

I just love one pot meals like my One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Sausage or my Chicken and Broccoli Rice – they are so simple to prepare and the clean up is easy with just one pot to wash. 

mexican chicken and rice


One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato bouillon
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 package frozen peas & carrots or mixed vegetables


  1. Cut chicken into one each pieces and season with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add chicken. Cook until just barely browned, but not cooked through.
  2. Add one cup of long grain white rice and saute for one minute. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and fluffy. If there is still liquid in the pan, uncover and simmer until the liquid is reduced.

And remember earlier I mentioned that there were a bunch of other bloggers sharing their own simple recipes for busy families? All of these recipes look soooo good!

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Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots
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Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks
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Yogurt Blueberry and Honey Smoothie from My Sweet Zepol
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Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife
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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl
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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road

One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out all of my one pot meals!



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  1. says

    Kristin!!! Thank you so much–I’m so glad we’ve become friends over the past year and that we’ve had the chance to hang out. You know how much I’m loving Mexican food right now, and can’t wait to give this one-pot meal a try!!! :)

    • says

      It is in the hispanic section of the grocery store. You could just use chicken bouillon instead. I personally prefer the flavor the tomato bouillon gives and use it only in this recipe.

  2. Amy says

    Hi just wondering what size bag of veggies you used?. Also I’ve never heard of Tomato Bouillon. Does that come in a jar like chicken and beef? Thank you…

  3. Sarah says

    Made this for a quick dinner tonight and it turned out delish!!!! I served with grated cheese on top and tortilla chips and I added black beans also! I will make this again on a busy night

  4. Marina says

    Hi Kristin, could you please clarify “1 8 oz can tomato sauce” is 18 oz can or 1 can of 8 oz. Thank you so much!

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