Fiesta Chicken Skillet


This chicken skillet recipe is a festive meal with lots of flavors and healthy ingredients. All of it is cooked in just one pan, so clean up is a breeze. The kids might even volunteer to do the dishes.

With chicken breast and vegetables as the core for this recipe, you will be eating healthier for this meal.

With only 1 SmartPoints on the Blue and Purple plan, this is the perfect recipe to try when you are low on your daily allowance.

This makes 8 servings so you can have leftovers or cut the recipe in half to make only 4 servings. It's sure to please the whole family.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points. The WW points include all color-coded MyWW plans (Green, Blue and Purple) as well as Points Plus and the original WW plan values.

Fiesta Chicken Skillet

This is a simple Mexican recipe with lots of vegetables and bold flavors from the spices. You can use pinto beans if you prefer instead of the black beans. Try mixing up the spices by adding more cayenne pepper (if you want more heat) or skip it if you don't want any heat. You can really spice it up by adding in some green chilies, diced jalapenos or habanero.

Recipe Type:

Entree, Chicken, Skillet

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 1 pound Chicken Breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Zucchini diced
  • 15 ounces Black Beans canned, drained
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano dried
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder Seasoning
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Lite Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder or minced garlic


  1. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips.
  2. Combine cumin, oregano, chili powder and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and stir to mix together.
  3. Season chicken with 1 tsp of spice mix and 1/2 tsp salt. Keep remaining spice mixture.
  4. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on medium-high heat.
  5. Cook chicken until cooked through and browned about 4 - 5 minutes. Be sure to flip chicken half way through cooking.
  6. Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate.
  7. Add garlic and remaining olive oil and spice mix. Stir to blend flavors.
  8. Add corn and zucchini to pan. Cook for about 4 minutes until tender. Be sure to stir often.
  9. Add remaining ingredients and place chicken (and any juices) back into the pan.
  10. Cover and let simmer for approximately 5 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  11. Remove from heat. Place on plates and sprinkle with the crumbled feta cheese and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts - Fiesta Chicken Skillet

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 215
Total Fat 6g
      Sat Fat 2g
Cholesterol 42mg
Sodium 1047mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
      Fiber 5g
      Sugar 5g
Protein 20g

MyWW Points

Green: 6 pts
Blue: 1 pts
Purple: 1 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

5 pts
4 pts

For all WW points the zuccini and tomatoes are not included in the calculation. For the Blue and Purple plans, all ingredients in this fiesta chicken skillet recipe, except the olive oil, and feta cheese are used to calculate the MyWW SmartPoints values.


Make sure the pan is large enough to cook all the chicken. If not, you will need to cook the chicken in batches.

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