Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet

Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet is a complete meal made with organic ingredients, in just one pan and in less than 30 minutes! 

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My family went nuts for this Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet! Fresh organic ingredients and a complete meal that was ready in less than 30 minutes!pinterestLast month we moved to a new house, same town, just a little bit bigger of a house in a quite neighborhood. One of my favorite things is that we are now less than 5 minutes away from a Walmart, so if I need anything, it’s just a quick trip down the road.

I’ve partnered with Walmart to create this ultra easy and affordable dinner recipe featuring their Great Value Organic line of products.

I love the new line of Great Value Organic products at Walmart!

There is a wide assortment of Great Value Organic products at competitive prices too! I was able to pick up all the organic ingredients I needed right at my local Walmart, but they also have a big selection online that you can easily order.

Season three large chicken breasts and sear in a large skillet until browned on each side.

Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet recipe:

  • Start by seasoning three large chicken breasts with Chili Powder, Garlic Powder and Cumin (Walmart carries a wide variety of Great Value Organic seasonings)
  • Sear the chicken in a large skillet until browned on each side
  • Remove chicken to a plate and set aside

Toast the long grain and wild rice in Great Value Organic Olive Oil and a little butter before adding in chicken broth, salsa and lime juice!

What I love most about these types of one skillet dinners is how versatile the recipe is. You can easily make the recipe your own with these delicious variations:

Easy Recipe Variations:

  • I use Great Value Organic Pinto Beans in this recipe, but you can substitute for your favorite variation of bean.
  • Try adding in a can of whole kernel corn with the rice.
  • Substitute 1 lb. ground beef for the chicken breasts.
  • Add in a 4 oz. can of diced green chilies or jalapeños for a little extra kick of heat.

Once you add in the rice, salsa and chicken broth, place the chicken breasts back in, bring to a boil and then cover.

Add some Great Value Organic salsa, chicken broth, lime juice, beans and garlic salt to the skillet with the rice and bring it to a boil. Nestle the chicken breasts back in the skillet, reduce the heat to a simmer and then cover. Let the rice cook until it’s tender and fluffy.

Keep in mind that this is a combination of long grain rice and wild rice. Wild rice will have a different texture than the long grain rice, so you’ll have a fluffy long grain and a slightly al dente wild grain. I love the combination of the two together!

Top the chicken breasts with lots of cheese then cover and let it melt. Once melted top with additional salsa, sliced avocado and diced green onions.

Once the rice is fluffy, you’ll top with some marbled cheddar cheese and cover until it’s melted. Add some organic sliced avocado, more salsa and diced green onions on top!

It’s a gorgeous meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

My family went nuts for this Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet! Fresh organic ingredients and a complete meal that was ready in less than 30 minutes!

Your family is going to love this complete meal, and you’ll love being able to feed your family quickly with quality organic ingredients easily found at Walmart!

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My family went nuts for this Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet! Fresh organic ingredients and a complete meal that was ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet

This super easy and Cheesy Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet is filled with organic ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 559 kcal
Author: Shawn


For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Great Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp Great Value Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Great Value Organic Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Great Value Organic Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Salsa Rice:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Great Value Organic Long Grain and Wild Rice Blend
  • 1 tsp Great Value Organic Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Great Value Organic Cumin
  • 1 organic lime, juice of
  • 1 3/4 cup Great Value Organic low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Great Value Organic Mild Salsa, plus extra for serving
  • 15 oz Great Value Organic Pinto Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 organic avocado, sliced
  • 2 tbsp organic green onions, diced


  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tbsp of the Great Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sear the chicken for 3 minutes per side, until golden brown (the chicken wont be cooked through at this point). Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • To the skillet add 1 tbsp butter and the remaining tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add in the Long Grain and Wild Rice blend and stir, toasting the rice slightly. Add in the garlic salt, lime juice, chicken broth, salsa, and drained pinto beans. Bring the mixture to a boil, then nestle the chicken breasts back on top of the rice mixture. Reduce heat to a simmer then cover and let cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove the lid and cover the chicken breasts with the shredded cheese. Place the lid back on and let the cheese melt. Top with the sliced avocado, extra salsa and diced green onions. Enjoy!


Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Chicken, delicious, Easy, organic, Quick, rice, salsa, Skillet
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My family went nuts for this Salsa Chicken Rice Skillet! Fresh organic ingredients and a complete meal that was ready in less than 30 minutes!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
26 Responses
  1. Joann Garand

    5 stars
    This was so delicious!!! My husband was like this is a lot of ingredients then when he took the 1st bite said this is definitely in the chicken rotation!

  2. Linda

    5 stars
    Saw this recipe and decided to make it. Glad that I did. YUMMY! I only had chicken thighs and it was just as good!

  3. Denise

    5 stars
    Very good and easy to make. I forgot to get the long grain wild rice so I had minute rice and it turned out fine! I will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Donna Walker

    5 stars
    I made it tonight for dinner. It turned out great, although, I used long grain brown rice and it took about 45 min’s to absorb the liquid and get tender. I also I ended up using a whole 32 oz carton of chicken broth before the rice was done. It started to stick to the pan and wasn’t done, so had to add more broth. But it turned out so good! My son made a Burrito out of it and his girlfriends 3 yr old also liked it!! It’s like a burrito in a bowl!! Will for sure make it again!

    1. Shawn

      Brown rice will require more liquid and time to get fully cooked. I’m glad you were able to make it work and it sounds like it was a success! Thanks for the comment Donna!

  5. Rachel Verthein

    5 stars
    Made this tonight…. and it was Amazing!!! Absolutely loved it!! I have a big family and had to triple the recipe. Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. Kim

    Hi Shawn, could I sub a long grain white rice (like basmati) for the wild rice blend? I just don’t love the texture of wild rice.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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