Quick and Easy Chicken Taco Rice

Quick and easy recipes are my favorites. Recipes that don’t require a lot of cooking and heating up the house are always on the top of my list during the warmer months. Taco Rice is quick,easy and perfect for the summer months. Using precooked chicken, you can have this on the table within 30 minutes.
Frog's Lilypad: Chicken Taco Rice is quick,easy and perfect for the summer months. Using precooked chicken you can have this on the table within 30 minutes. frogslilypad.net


My friend Crystal introduced me to this recipe years ago when she had The Homemaker’s Homestead forum. Crystal has a large family and most of her recipes reflect the fact, but they are easy to adjust for your needs. When I first read the ingredients of the Taco Rice Recipe, I knew it was something I wanted to try. At that time we were still eating red meat, but over the years, I have changed the recipe for using chicken.

When I make this recipe, I normally cook a package of boneless, skinless chicken breast and roughly shred it. But last week when I made this, I cooked a whole chicken in the crock pot and picked the meat off the bones and froze what I needed for the day it would be used. If you are only cooking for 1 or 2 people, a package of chicken tenderloins would work perfectly.

I serve Taco Rice with tortilla chips and all the fixings for tacos.

Chicken Taco Rice


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups of shredded chicken
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 ½ TBSP taco seasoning (I use homemade, but 1 package of store bought will work)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Additional water or chicken broth may be needed

Directions:

Cook rice and set aside to cool enough to fluff. Fluffing the rice with a fork will keep it from mushing together when adding it to the other ingredients.

In a pan, add butter and sauté onion. Add tomatoes, salsa, taco seasoning, chicken, and rice and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add cheese at the end before serving. If needed, you can add a little water or chicken broth to the pot to keep everything from sticking to the bottom.

Frog's Lilypad: Chicken Taco Rice is quick,easy and perfect for the summer months. Using precooked chicken you can have this on the table within 30 minutes. frogslilypad.net


If you try this recipe, leave me a comment because I'd love to hear about it. Or if you just want to leave a comment and say, "HI!" do that because I'd love to hear from you either way.

10 comments

  1. Looks Yummy! Going to try putting this together in the crockpot for a quick and easy meal before church for Wednesday Night!

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  2. I've never made it in the crockpot, you'll have to let me know how it turns out.

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  3. I love Mexican food and this recipe looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi,Tayrina! This is very good. I hope you try it and like it as much as we do.

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  5. Sounds yummy! I just love the numerous meals you can make with rice, meat, beans, and taco seasoning.

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  6. This is very good. I hope you try it and like it as much as we do. Rice, beans, and taco seasoning are staples in my pantry. There is a lot you can do with them when you add different meats.

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  7. Looks like a easy recipe for busy weeknight dinners. Thanks for sharing at Mom-to-Mom Mondays.

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  8. It is an easy recipe and yummy too! Thanks for visiting, Rachel.

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  9. This sounds very good and something we would enjoy. I missed it the first time around.

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  10. Rhonda, this is my go to recipe when I need something in a hurry. I usually have all the items on hand at any given time, so it's a favorite around here. I hope you try it and enjoy it.

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