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5 from 17 votes

One Pot Wonder Chicken Enchilada Bowls Recipe

One pot chicken enchilada bowls are a simple meal that can be made in one pot (or skillet) for easy clean up. It's the flavor of chicken enchiladas in half the time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: one pot chicken enchilada bowls, one pot enchiladas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Amanda Finks


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup rice uncooked (I used long grain white rice)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 1 (10 oz.) can or jar enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce diced tomatoes, diced green onions, sour cream


  • Add the oil to a large skillet or pot and place over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the onion, chicken, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion softens and chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the rice to the pot and stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Some of the chicken and rice should be golden brown.
  • Add the chicken broth, Rotel, enchilada sauce, frozen corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir, and bring the liquid to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cover the skillet/pot. Cook covered, stirring occasionally. Let it cook until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid (about 20 minutes for white rice, brown rice will take longer).
  • Remove from the heat. Add the black beans and stir to combine. Top with cheese. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with optional toppings.



Serving: 1/6th of the recipe | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.3g | Protein: 27.5g | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 4.6g