Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

Published on Jul 12, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

23 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
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Keep it simple tonight with this easy Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner. So cheesy, rich, and so much flavour! Chicken dinner doesn’t get much better than this.

What makes this skillet chicken dinner so extraordinary?

Plenty of vibrant veggies such as bell peppers, black beans, tomatoes, and corn add healthiness to this easy gluten-free chicken dinner. In addition, this Santa Fe chicken dish has various textures, cheesiness and is rich in flavour.

easy chicken dinner using only one skillet…

By using only one skillet, there is minimal clean-up. The recipe itself is so easy. Here are three simple steps to follow to make this satisfying gluten-free chicken dinner.

First, season the chicken with all the spices. Then, lightly sear the chicken to give it a tasty coating. Set the chicken aside on a plate.


black beans


To the same skillet, add the onions, garlic and bell peppers. Cook them until softened, then add the tomatoes, black beans and corn and cook until heated through. I always cook my black beans in an Instant Pot before I add them to recipes. However, to keep things simple, you can use canned beans in this chicken dinner recipe.

To finish, return the chicken pieces to the skillet, pour the veggies over top and plenty of cheddar cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, and dinner is ready. Easy right?

This Santa Fe chicken recipe is one of my favourite chicken dinner recipes. Firstly, the Mexican flavours combined with cheese, chicken and veggies baked to perfection are undoubtedly insanely good!

You may also enjoy our popular chicken recipes such as the Skillet Roasted Herb Chicken With Lemon Potatoes and Shallots or the Gluten-Free Louisiana Style Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta.

for an easy weeknight meal.


Santa Fee Chicken Dinner


so much flavour and deliciousness and only one skillet…

There are many ways you can serve the Santa Fe chicken dinner. If you want to keep the meal light, add a salad. If you need to satisfy big appetites, add rice or gluten-free corn chips.

the toppings make this Santa Fe chicken dinner complete…

Add your favourite toppings such as cilantro, sour cream, green onions and avocado. This gluten-free chicken dinner is ideal for lazy nights in the kitchen or last-minute guests. Enjoy!

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thank you Tracy

Tracy. H

Thank you Kristina, omg this chicken dinner recipe is so easy and has become my family’s favourite. My family are picky eaters, but they love this Santa Fe Chicken dish!

Jennifer C.

this recipe was awesome!!!


sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing


Loved it. I used 3 different colors of peppers as well as tricolor beans. I also uses a mixture of cheeses and boneless chicken thighs, but sans corn for I had none in the pantry of freezer. For the two of us it easily made too meals.

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