Fajita-Stuffed Chicken and Rice Skillet (Cooking for 2)

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Fajita-Stuffed Chicken and Rice Skillet (Cooking for 2)
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 2

Enjoy fajitas without the fuss in this easy one-pan stuffed chicken dinner perfect for two. ...MORE + LESS -


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
4 teaspoons Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked regular white rice
2 tablespoons feta queso fresco cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges


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  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning mix. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables soften; remove from heat. Cool about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle onion mixture.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and remaining 3 teaspoons taco seasoning mix. In thick side of each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long pocket to within 1/4 inch of opposite side of breast. Rub chicken breasts with taco seasoning mixture. Spoon half of onion mixture into pocket in each chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    Heat same skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 1 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet. Add broth; heat to boiling. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Place chicken over rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when centre of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove toothpicks.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with feta cheese and cilantro; serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t skip the lime wedges! The bright burst of citrus really makes this dish.
  • Be sure to slice the onion and bell pepper thinly so that they fit nicely inside the chicken breasts.

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Serving Size: 2
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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