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Easy Santa Fe Chicken Skillet
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Easy Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

This is a very easy and inexpensive Santa Fe Chicken skillet  that is packed with protein from chicken and beans as well as fiber from onions and peppers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword santa fe chicken skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Olya



  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Vegetable Mixture:

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 2 bell peppers (chopped)
  • 15 oz. black beans (1 can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
  • Parsley (for garnish)


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. How many minutes per side depends on the thickness of the chicken breast, generally at least 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Vegetable Mixture:

  • Add garlic, onion, and red pepper to skillet and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in black beans until warmed through, then transfer mixture to a bowl
  • Reduce heat to low and return chicken to skillet. Top with cheddar, cover with lid and let heat until cheese is melted. 
  • Spoon the mixture all over chicken when ready to serve. Garnish with parsley.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 83.2mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 3.1mg