Cheesy Chicken Taco and Rice

Course Quick and Easy Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5 servings
Author Shari Lynne


  • Chicken Breasts
  • cups •3 Instant Rice
  • •1 packet of Taco Seasoning
  • cups •3 Water
  • •Shredded Cheese any kind you like and as much as you want
  • •1 can Refried Beans optional
  • •Salsa Optional
  • •Tortilla Chips Optional
  • •Veggies! optional and any kind you like


  1. Spray a Large Skillet with Cooking Oil and heat to medium. Then cut up Chicken Breasts and brown.
  2. Then add Water and bring to a boil add Instant Rice. I usually let boil for about 3-5 min to make sure Chicken is cooked.
  3. Add Taco Seasoning and stir in…
  4. Turn off stove burn, cover Skillet and let sit for 5 minutes for the rice to soak up liquid.
  5. While you are waiting on rice..quickly chop up and fresh veggies you might like to have with your dinner.
  6. You can add the veggies and fry them up with the chicken in the very beginning but I always serve on the side
  7. Add cheese and cover again so that the cheese melts.
  8. Serve with Refried Beans, Salsa and Tortilla Chips!

Recipe Notes

Now for some little hints..this can be made with regular white rice and regular brown rice. Just make the rice first and mix up with Chicken and Taco Seasoning, top with cheese and cover for melting. Sautéed Mushrooms are also yummy good in this. Jazz it up or down any way you like. It will quickly become an easy favorite on those busy nights or lazy days!