Southwest Chicken and Rice

southwest grilled chicken

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 50 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 30 min


This recipe features chicken breasts seasoned with cumin and served with spicy Southwestern rice. This one-dish dinner is not only a crowd-pleaser; it's also low in calories and fat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 chicken breast and approx. 3/4 cup rice
Calories per serving: 347
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Protein 44.4g 62%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Step by Step:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in rice and red pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans and tomatoes; keep warm.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with cumin salt and black pepper. Heat a large grill skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Serve chicken with rice mixture.