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New Mexico Skillet

Posted: March 28

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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All it takes is one skillet to deliver a wealth of Southwestern flavors right to your taste buds. The New Mexico Skillet is a one-pan meal filled with juicy chicken, melty cheese, and a hearty, tender, and savory vegetable medley. It tastes even better than it sounds, and it already sounds amazing! The New Mexico Skillet is well-suited to hectic weeknights since it only takes 30 minutes to make, so you can escape to the sunny Southwest whenever you want!


For the chicken:
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
For the vegetable mixture:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cheddar, shredded
parsley, optional, for garnish


Step 1

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.

Step 3

Add the chicken and cook until it is no longer pink and reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 4

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Step 5

Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Stir in the black beans and cook until warmed through.

Step 7

Transfer the mixture to a bowl.

Step 8

Reduce the heat to low.

Step 9

Return the chicken to the skillet.

Step 10

Top the chicken with cheddar.

Step 11

Cover the skillet with a lid, heating until the cheddar melts.

Step 12

Spoon the vegetable mixture over the chicken.

Step 13

Garnish with parsley and serve!

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