Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

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Keep it simple tonight with this easy Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner.  The incredibly good chicken dinner is beautifully flavoured with Mexican spices and combined with beans, corn, tomatoes and topped with melted cheese. Serve with a salad, rice, or gluten-free corn chips.

And let’s not forget your favourite toppings such as cilantro, sour cream, green onions and avocado. This gluten-free chicken dinner is ideal for a lazy night in the kitchen or last-minute guests

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. GF chili powder
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. GF dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. GF garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. GF paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • GF cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked black beans (if using canned rinse and drain)
  • 1 cup cooked corn (can be frozen)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toppings: cilantro, sour cream, green onions, avocado
  • *Note: you can substitute GF taco seasoning for the spices
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    Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken and coat with the seasoning
  • In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a plate
  • Using the same skillet, add onions, garlic and bell pepper and season with salt. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat until tender. Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, black beans and corn. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes, then transfer half the mixture to a bowl, leaving half in the skillet
  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Return the chicken back to the skillet and top with the saved bean mixture and cheddar cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted
  • Serve with your favourite toppings


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    2 Responses to Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

    • TravlinJeff November 12, 2020

      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.

      • Kristina November 12, 2020

        sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing

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