Chicken Taco Skillet Meal

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It’s back to school season.

Part of me is SO excited that we get a normal schedule back, but the other part of me dreads the crazy hectic after-school schedule. 

Activities, homework, and somehow dinner needs to fit into the mix.

Quick, healthy meals are what I search for during our school months. Something that I can get together while helping the kids with school work, that doesn’t take hours to cook, and if it can be made with minimal mess, even better.

This is why my cast iron skillet has become my new best friend in the kitchen.  I simply LOVE a one-dish meal. 

This chicken skillet meal is our new go-to for taco Tuesdays. We love taco night, but making tacos and burritos can be a lot of work, and usually makes a ton of dishes; there are beans in one pot, rice in another, meat browning in a skillet, not to mention all the dishes for the toppings. 

Using Tyson® Fresh Chicken Tenderloins means even less prep. The chicken is farm fresh {all natural* with no added hormones or steroids**} already trimmed, and cut into perfectly sized tenders. 




I just needed to season them up with taco seasoning, and they were ready for the skillet. To the browned chicken I added quick cooking brown rice, black beans, and salsa. Once cooked through, top with your favorite taco fixings, serve with tortillas on the side, and you have a delicious, healthy meal your family will love.

I love that when all is said and done, my kids are fed and happy, and I have only one dish to wash.




Tyson® Fresh Chicken arrives at the store just days after leaving the farm. They believe in “Bringing Families Together™”, and that is what family mealtime is all about. I’d rather spend my time with my family at the dinner table than spend my time slaving over the dinner in the kitchen.  Tyson® Fresh Chicken makes that possible, and they have helpful tools and resources to make meal planning easy for you and your family. With all the avocados currently in my possession, I am going to be making their Avocado Chicken Salad soon.

Tyson® Fresh Chicken makes a healthy dinner possible any night of the week {even if you do have to fit it in between basketball and hip-hop}.

Say ta-ta to take-out.



Chicken Taco Skillet Meal

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 package Tyson® Fresh Chicken Tenederloins

2 Tbsp taco seasoning {plus salt if you are using a salt free variety}

2 cups of quick cooking brown rice {such as Minute rice}

1 cup of black beans {drained and rinsed}

1 cup of salsa

tortillas, and taco fixings such as shredded cheddar, avocado, green onion

heat the olive oil in skillet over medium – high heat

add the chicken, and brown on both sides {about 5 minutes per-side}

once browned {does not have to be cooked through} add the rice, beans, and salsa, stir to combine everything, reduce the heat to medium, cook until the chicken and rice are done {about 5 minutes}
{Note: Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees for boneless products and 180 degrees for bone in chicken products.}

top and serve with tortillas




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**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken.