by Olena

Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

by Olena

5 from 72 reviews

Mexican Chicken and Zucchini cooked in one skillet with black beans, corn, fresh herbs, taco seasoning and melted cheese on top. One pan, low carb and 30 minute dinner.

Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

Mexican Zucchini and Chicken

This Tex Mex chicken and zucchini is a variation of my black bean quinoa casserole with added chicken for a protein boost and quinoa replaced by zucchini. Everything is cooked within 30 minutes, right in one pan.

Tender chicken breast, soft black beans, sweet corn and squash, which is added at the very end to preserve the crunchiness.

Mexican Chicken and Zucchini covered in melted cheese

This Mexican zucchini and chicken was delicious! Cooked with diced tomatoes, cumin, taco seasoning, topped with cheese and fresh herbs. I added just a cup of shredded organic Colby Jack cheese and a few handfuls of cilantro and green onions. Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavour to any dish without extra calories.

Enjoy! Also make sure to try my chicken zucchini with garlic corn and zucchini bake.

How to Make Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

  1. Preheat large deep skillet on low – medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper; saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. sauteing bell peppers in a skillet
  2. Move vegetables to the side of the skillet and add chicken. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin, salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. sauteing chicken and bell peppers in a skillet
  3. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, taco seasoning and remaining cumin. Stir, cover and cook on low-medium for 10 minutes. sauteing bell peppers, chicken and zucchini in a skillet
  4. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for a few minutes or until cheese has melted. Top with green onion and cilantro. Serve hot, on its own or with brown rice or quinoa.sauteing chicken and zucchini with bell peppers in a skillet

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Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

5 from 72 reviews

Mexican chicken and zucchini recipe cooked in one skillet with black beans, corn, fresh herbs, taco seasoning and melted cheese on top. One pan, low carb and 30 minutes dinner.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or fresh
  • 2 large zucchini, diced
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Tex Mex or Colby Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat large deep skillet on low – medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper; saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Move vegetables to the side of the skillet and add chicken. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin, salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, taco seasoning and remaining cumin. Stir, cover and cook on low-medium for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for a few minutes or until cheese has melted. Top with green onion and cilantro. Serve hot, on its own or with brown rice or quinoa.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 – 4 days.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Loved this recipe I made for my adult children. Did make a few changes to “UP” the Mexican flavors. I used about 1 Tablespoon of Taco seasoning – 1 tsp sprinkled on the chicken before sauteing it; and the other 2 tsps. added to the liquid with the diced tomatoes. I used Colby-jack cheese, one green and one red pepper to increase color interest, cut the raw chicken into long narrow strips, and sliced the zucchini into rounds on a mandolin; all to increase visual interest in the dish. The dis h was a hit with all! 🙂
    Will make again for sure.

    Prep time was more like 10 to 12 minutes – still relatively quick

  2. Me and my daughter cooked it this evening and typically when a healthy recipe says serves 6 it means 3 so I doubled it. thank goodness it was a hit with the wife and the other kids cause there’s plenty of leftovers. Now I just have to figure out how to heat me some up on the job site from the heat of the welding machine engine. 😉

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Vincent! Thank you for the wonderful review! Bring in a stainless steel thermos? Place glass container nearby the heat? 🙂

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