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A scrumptious and more healthy one skillet southwest tacky ranch rooster with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe.
A delicious and healthier one skillet southwest cheesy ranch chicken with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe.

And we’re again with the simple ONE skillet rooster dinners. And this one is particularly straightforward. This rooster dinner requires 
extraordinarily little prep time and could be prepared begin to end in 30 minutes. ? These are necessary Monday-type particulars for this explicit Monday.

I’m getting back from an wonderful week spent in Minneapolis at a images workshop which was equal components inspirational and informative BUT it additionally makes this Monday even more durable. Mondays are all the time hardest after a trip!

I took about 5 hundred and three photos and may’t wait to get all of them up and edited in a bit of recap for you all.

The necessary issues to notice…I received a giveaway on the workshop. ?? Which, guys, I by no means win issues in order that was fairly thrilling. And the much less thrilling factor? My digital camera broke. Like in theee very center of the primary day of the workshop whereas we have been taking photos of smoothie bowls. So, unhealthy luck or good luck? As a result of I did win a images background, however I additionally not have a digital camera to take photos on stated images background.  And in different excellent news, I did get to eat (drink?) my *chilly* smoothie bowl earlier than it had fully melted from the warmth of pure gentle and the time it takes to get that one excellent shot.A delicious and healthier one skillet southwest cheesy ranch chicken with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe.

A delicious and healthier one skillet southwest cheesy ranch chicken with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe.

So, there might have been a tear or two (okay, fantastic, greater than two tears) shed for my digital camera, however I’ll be delivery it out tomorrow to Canon and fingers crossed that they’ll be capable of repair it!

Nevertheless, within the meantime, I’ll be filling my camera-free/no photo-taking days with ALL the southwest rooster. As a result of now I’ve time to make it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ?? Besides that’s a bit of bizarre, so how about only for lunch and dinner?!

This dinner is extremely filling and low on carbs — no pasta or grains wanted. The protein from the beans and rooster makes it tremendous filling whereas additionally fairly wholesome! It’s so well-seasoned with the spicy ranch seasoning combine, cilantro, and lime that you can even go away off the cheese and nonetheless take pleasure in this dinner. That stated, should you aren’t watching energy or dairy, the cheese makes for a scrumptious completion. Different cheeses additionally work nice on this dish: we beloved pepper-jack and I guess even a sprinkle of queso fresco could be wonderful.

I might fee this dinner at a *very* delicate spicy. The lime and cilantro actually stability out the seasoning combine nicely making it total delicate. If you’re trying to up the warmth, add in a diced jalapeno or some further diced inexperienced chiles. A teaspoon or so of chile powder may even intensify the spice a bit. And that’s about all of the notes I’ve for this one. ??

Mainly your Monday wants this no-fuss dinner. Stat.
A delicious and healthier one skillet southwest cheesy ranch chicken with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe.


One Skillet Southwestern Chicken

One Skillet Southwest Ranch Rooster

Servings: 4

Writer: Chelsea


  • 1
    boneless skinless rooster breasts
  • 4
  • 3
    olive oil
  • 1
    rooster seasoning
    I exploit Mrs. Sprint rooster blends
  • half of
    yellow onion
  • 2
    candy bell peppers
  • 1
    minced garlic
  • 1
    floor cumin
  • 1
    diced tomatoes and inexperienced chiles
  • 1
    black beans
  • 1
  • 1
    packet (1 ounce)
    spicy ranch seasoning combine
    dry, (salad and dressing combine)
  • 3/4
    freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • Optionally available: recent cilantro, recent limes


  1. Take away any fats from the rooster breasts and slice by means of the breasts in half into skinny, even items. When you have small breasts, pound them to even items. (See video above recipe)

  2. In a small bowl, add the flour and toss in some salt + pepper (about half of tsp, of every). Dredge the minimize breasts within the combination ensuring they’re nicely lined within the flour.

  3. In the meantime in a big skillet over medium warmth, add the olive oil.

  4. Place the breasts within the skillet and sprinkle generously with rooster seasoning. Cook dinner for Four minutes, flip, season with extra rooster seasoning, after which prepare dinner for one more 3-Four minutes or till breasts are fully cooked by means of (165 levels F with a meals thermometer). This time will range primarily based on thickness of breasts.

  5. Take away the rooster to a plate.

  6. Add the chopped onion, diced peppers, minced garlic, and cumin to the skillet.

  7. Stir over medium excessive warmth till veggies are fully tender after which add within the drained diced tomatoes and inexperienced chiles, drained and rinsed black beans, drained corn, and spicy ranch seasoning combine. Add some cilantro and lime juice if desired.

  8. Stir and prepare dinner for 2-Three minutes.

  9. Place the rooster breasts again on high and high with freshly grated cheddar cheese.

  10. Cowl the skillet and warmth over medium warmth for 1-2 extra minutes or till the cheese is totally melted.

  11. Prime with one other squeeze of recent lime and a handful of coarsely chopped recent cilantro if desired.

  12. Get pleasure from instantly.

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