Salsa Skillet

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"For a change in routine, substitute green salsa for red in this easy TexMex meal."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (539.7 g)
  • Calories 983.8
  • Total Fat - 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 48.2 mg
  • Sodium - 864.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 177.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 33.9 g
  • Sugars - 10 g
  • Protein - 52.5 g
  • Calcium - 190.8 mg
  • Iron - 8.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 86.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a covered large nonstick skillet, cook potatoes in a small amount of boiling water, about 10 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain and set potatoes aside.

Step 2

In the same skillet, cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add pepper strips; cook 2 minutes more. Add cooked potato, corn, black beans and salsa. Stir gently to combine, then cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you like, serve with sour cream and/or cilantro.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting potatoes, look for potatoes that are firm and free of blemishes.
  • When selecting bell peppers, look for peppers that are brightly colored and firm.

  • Substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes - Sweet potatoes are higher in fiber and vitamins, making them a healthier choice than regular potatoes.
  • Substitute quinoa for chicken - Quinoa is a plant-based protein, and is a great source of fiber, iron and magnesium. It is also a healthier alternative to chicken for those who are vegetarian or vegan.

Vegetarian Salsa Skillet Substitute the chicken with 8 ounces of firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes. Omit the oil and cook the tofu in the same skillet for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peppers, potatoes, corn, black beans and salsa. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with sour cream and/or cilantro.

Mexican Rice - This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Salsa Skillet. It's light and fluffy, and the combination of flavors is sure to please. The mild spiciness of the Mexican Rice pairs nicely with the bold flavors of the Salsa Skillet.

Black Bean Salad: This fresh and flavorful black bean salad is the perfect complement to the Mexican Rice and Salsa Skillet. The crunchy vegetables and creamy black beans provide a great contrast to the spicy flavors of the other dishes, while the lime juice and cilantro add a bright and zesty finish.


Q: What type of oil should I use?

A: Use cooking oil, such as vegetable, canola, or olive oil.

Q: How much oil should I use?

A: The amount of oil you use will depend on the size and type of food you are cooking. Generally, a tablespoon of oil per person is a good starting point.

5 Reviews


This was simple and good. I usually have most of these ingredients on hand so it will also be easy to make again with short notice. Good comfort food during the cold weather. Thanks for sharing, Mikekey.


review by:
(6 Feb 2023)


Out of this world! I made as directed but scaled it down and used the green salsa as suggested and served it with warm tortillas for a taco like dish.


review by:
(3 Sep 2022)


I finally made a southwest recipe that isn't too spicy! I changed the breasts to thighs to save money, and I added a little gorgonzola cheese on top. I made this for Food, Friends, and Fun.


(27 Aug 2022)


This was a delicious all-in-one meal. I loved the combination of veggies and the salsa pulled it all together. We all really enjoyed this. Thank you!


review by:
(24 Aug 2022)


This was so simple to prepare, yet it produced a tasty and filling dinner for all of us. And we had leftovers (giving us a jump on tomorrow's lunch!). I made it as written without any adjustments, and I am more than happy with end result. So delicious! It will be a regular in my home. Thanks, Mikekey.


review by:
(26 Jul 2022)

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The Tex-Mex style of cooking was born in the mid 1800s when Mexican and American settlers began to mix their culinary styles.

In 2017, singer Taylor Swift released her hit single "Look What You Made Me Do" which includes a line about making a salsa skillet.