This flavorful dish with a little Mexican flair is easy to prepare and sure to be a family hit!

I love one-pot meals, they make everything so simple and that’s what we need because let’s face it life is busy! This one-pot Mexican chicken & rice was amazing, so much flavor and a nice hearty meal… no joke I ate it 3 days straight! This dish only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and it’s a meal the whole family can enjoy. Makes 6- 1 cup servings at 5 points on WW.

Ingredients used

  • Ground chicken
  • Uncle Ben’s Mexican-style rice
  • Taco seasoning
  • Rotel chopped tomatoes with green chilies
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Shredded cheese

I have some followers tell me they can’t find the same rice package, if you can’t find this exact one just use something similar, here is a link for the Bistro express one I use in the recipe so you can see the nutritional information. Honestly, any rice will work in the recipe, I chose this one to add a little more flavor.

The Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies add in an extra little spice, but this is definitely not a spicy dish. If you can’t find the Rotel tomatoes, any can of diced tomatoes will work.

I love that this recipe is made in one pot, which makes for an easy clean-up.  You can add in extra veggies if you wish to bulk it up. I have had some followers tell me they added in beans and it turned out very well.

I typically use a 3 blend of shredded cheese for a lot of my recipes simply because it is what I keep in my fridge, any shredded cheese will work though if you have a favorite that you buy because it might be lower on calories or WW points then please feel free to use that one.

3.75 from 28 votes

One Pot Mexican chicken & rice

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
one pot mexican chicken and rice in skillet
5P, 4 freestyle (Blue & purple) SP, 5SP (Green)


  • 1 lb ground chicken *weighed raw
  • 1 package Uncle Ben's bistro express mexican style rice
  • 1 package taco seasoning - 35g
  • 2 cans, 284ml rotel chopped tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup diced peppers
  • 1/2 cup diced onion *I used red
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese, I used a 3 blend


  • In a large pot on the stove cook the ground chicken
  • Add in the rotel chopped tomatoes, peppers, onion and taco seasoing and mix well.
  • Cook the uncle ben's rice in the microwave as directed on package and add to mixture.
  • Let cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.
  • Top with shredded cheese and leave on the heat until the cheese melts
  • Serve immediantly.. makes 6- 1 cup servings, store in the fridge, leftovers will freeze well.
  • *Note- feel free to add in extra veggies or beans to bulk it up, if it seems to thick by adding extra ingredients you may want to add a little water.


Points- 5
Personal Points- 4-5 depending on your 0PP foods 
Freestyle SP (Blue & purple)- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points (Green)- 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 6 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1 cup serving- Calories.. 248..Fat 6.8g..Sat fat 2.3g...Carbs 21.5g..Fiber 1.6g...Sugar 4.7g...Protein 25.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note this includes all ingredients, if entering these numbers into a WW calculator you may get a higher point value due to the zero point foods

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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You can store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. This dish freezes well and is great to keep stocked in the freezer for easy meal time. To reheat from frozen, let dethaw then you can either heat up in a frying pan over medium heat on the stove or in a casserole dish in the oven, and you can also use the microwave.

Looking for similar recipes? Try my Chicken & rice crescent topped casserole or Mexican stuffed peppers


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  1. I made this tonight-it was easy and absolutely delicious! I served it with some FF refried beans which I topped with 1 TBSP of Herdez Mild Guacamole salsa. I also topped everything with a pouch of WW sea salt tortilla chips. Thank you for this!

  2. I made this tonight-it was easy and absolutely delicious. I served it with FF refried beans which I topped with 1 TBSP of Herdez Mild Guacamole salsa. I also took a bag of WW sea salt tortilla chips and topped it over everything. Thank you for a great dinner!

  3. Hi, my chicken for 1 lb came up in my ww app as 16 points is that normal? Is there a certain brand of ground chicken I should be using?

    1. Hi Jessica, it is only the fat free ground chicken that will be considered 0SP on both blue & purple programs, however that said I buy what I can find and just go with it, my saying is always 95% ground chicken vs 99% ground chicken is not why I am on WW haha .. but do what works best for you . if you can find 99% FF then that is 0SP on blue & purple

  4. I made this dish for dinner and it is fabulous! My husband who is very picky loved it. I will definately make this again. Thanks

    1. Hi Shelley, yay.. I always love hearing that a picky eater enjoyed the dish because I am as picky as they come haha, so glad you both enjoyed it 🙂

  5. This was so good! I didn’t have the cans of rotel so I used a big can of diced tomatoes and a small can of old el paso diced green chiles and it was great!

  6. Made this recipe this evening. So delicious!! Came to 5 points for me coz I couldn’t find almost fat free ground chicken. Well worth it. All the cheese was over the top yummy. Thank you for this delicious recipe. You make my ww journey a lot easier when I can eat. ?

    1. Hi.. yay, so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your sweet words 🙂 good luck on your continued journey!

  7. Hi, Kate! I’d like to add some beans to the recipe, either black or chili, drained and rinsed. Do you think I’d need another can of Rotel so the recipe isn’t to dry?

    1. Hi Cheri, sorry for the late reply, you might want to although I’d see how it is first after adding the beans, it may not too dry