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Mexicorn Chicken Rice

I have made this dish with chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and crockpot chicken and they all taste good. 

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it can also be found online.

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $23.21 as of October 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $19.85.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: split among 6 plates evenly

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and prep bowls 

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. A fully stocked pantry will give you a savings of about $3.36.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $3.36 as of October 2022

  • taco seasoning $0.48
  • olive oil $2.88


Total: $19.85 as of October 2022

  • 1/2 dozen eggs $1.92
  • 1 - pound chicken tenderloins $5.72
  • 1 onion $0.78
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.54
  • 1 bunch green onions $0.88
  • 1 bunch cilantro $0.88
  • 1 - bag long grain brown or white rice $0.82
  • 1 can mexicorn 11 oz $2.18
  • 1 jar taco sauce 8 oz $1.88
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz $0.78
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers 7 oz $3.47

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon olive oil in a pan and scramble the egg. Once the eggs are set remove from pan and keep warm. 
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil stir fry chicken, onion and 1 teaspoon taco seasoning until the chicken is cooked; 165°.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in:
    • 2 cups cooked rice
    • 1 can black beans
    • 11 oz mexicorn
    • 1 cup taco sauce
    • 7 oz roasted sweet peppers
    • 1/4 cup cilantro
    • scrambled eggs
  5. Warm the mixture for 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Top with 1/4 cup cilantro and chopped green onions.

This recipe can also be found in Menu 5 – Family of 4

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