Fiesta Chicken

Published Date
July 31st 2022
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Fiesta Chicken is a hearty, Tex Mex dish that is simply amazing. To make the chicken fiesta, we seared chicken breast until it was golden brown. Next, we sautéed onions and garlic, then mixed in jalapeños, sweet corn, black beans, and kidney beans, fresh cilantro along with the seared chicken and cooked it until everything was hot and delicious then it topped with Queso fresco and sour cream. Because no main dish is ever complete without a side dish, we paired the fiesta chicken with zesty lime rice. All in all, this fiesta chicken is the perfect gluten-free meal that you can quickly get on the dinner table in 30 minutes. 

How many calories are in a fiesta chicken salad?

Depending on the ingredients used to make the salad, there are 210 calories in fiesta chicken salad.   

How much protein in fiesta lime chicken?

There are 59 grams of protein in fiesta chicken.   

How many calories on crockpot fiesta chicken?

If this fiesta chicken was cooked in a crockpot, it would have 938 calories if it is served with lime rice. However, if the fiesta chicken is served by itself, it would have 390 calories.   

What seasoning does fiesta use on their chicken?

The seasoning blend consists of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and oregano.   
Author: Sarah Leadon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


Lime Rice:
Fiesta Chicken:


Lime Rice:
To a medium pot, add the white rice, water, salt, and lime juice and stir to combine.   
Overview of a pot with rice, lime juice, salt and water inside
Set the rice over medium-high heat and let it come to a boil.   
Overview of a pot of boiling rice
Decrease the heat to low, cover the rice, and cook it for 17 minutes until it is tender. Keep the lid on the rice and set it aside. 
Arial view of a pot with a lid covering it
Fiesta Chicken:
Whisk the chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt in a small bowl.  
Overview of a bowl of mixed spiced next to fiesta chicken ingredients
Place the chicken into a medium bowl or dish, add half of the seasoning blend and toss to combine.   
Overview of a dish containing chicken with fiesta spices on top
To a deep skillet, add the olive oil and set it over medium-high heat.   
Overview of a pan with olive oil heating up
Add the chicken to a skillet in an even layer and cook it for 3 minutes. Turn the chicken breast over with a pair of tongs and cook it for an additional 3 minutes. 
Chicken searing in a pan with a pair of tongs
Take the chicken out of the skillet, place it onto a plate, and set it aside.   
Overview of chicken resting in a plate
Add the onions and cook it for 2 minutes until softened, then stir in the garlic and cook it for another minute.   
Arial view of a pan with onions and garlic cooking
Add the corn and the remaining taco seasoning and cook it for 1 minute.   
Corn and taco seasoning being added to a pan
Add the Jalapeños, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, lime juice, stir to combine, and cook it for 10 minutes until everything is heated through.   
A pan containing beans, tomatoes, lime juice and jalapenos
Add the chicken to the pan cooking for an additional 2 minutes to warm the chicken through.   
Chicken being added to a pan of fiesta chicken sauce
Add the fresh chopped cilantro to the pan just before serving.
Fresh cilantro added to a pan of fiesta chicken
Divide the cooked rice between 4 plates, then top it with the fiesta chicken. Top each plate of fiesta chicken with a tablespoon of sour cream before serving. 
Overview of a plate of fiesta chicken with a bowl of lime rice

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