One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Green Chile Skillet

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This One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Green Chile Skillet is creamy, spicy and perfect for burrito bowls, salads, casseroles, or just over a big bowl of rice!


Cheesy chicken and green chile skillet casserole- so delicious and creamy!

It’s hard to come up with delicious, easy dinners that taste indulgent and creamy but aren’t too loaded with calories. I love delicious, creamy, rich dishes- but let’s face it, they aren’t super healthy. This lightened up skillet is under 300 calories per serving (make sure you portion correctly, there are only four servings in the dish) to make a perfect addition to rice, a salad “burrito bowl” style, or even a taco/burrito! 

Chicken Green Chile cheesy skillet casserole- this dish is SO good!

This skillet is a perfect easy meal that also makes great leftovers- it can be repurposed into a base for torilla soup the next day! Just add stock and some more diced tomatoes for a deliciously comforting meal. 

Be sure to measure out your cheese if you’re looking for the right calories- and find a good part-skim cheese (I use Oaxaca from Cacique- in your grocer’s refrigerated deli or hispanic goods section) because it is part skim, but melts like a charm for perfect, thick, stretchy cheese! It’s delicious and perfect for a decadent meal that won’t break your calorie budget. 

Cheesy chicken and green chile skillet- this is so delicious!

Cheesy and flavorful chicken enchilada soup cooked in one pot pan with a spoon.

One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Green Chile Skillet

This One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Green Chile Skillet is creamy, spicy and perfect for burrito bowls, salads, casseroles, or just over a big bowl of rice!
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 204kcal
Author Courtney O'Dell



  • 3 chicken breasts diced into 1" cubes
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 8 oz can diced tomatoes with green chili
  • 1 jar green chile sauce I use Hatch 505 Green Chile
  • ½ package cacique oaxhaca
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large pan, heat 1 tsp of olive oil on medium high heat until shimmery.
  • Brown chicken, about 10 minutes.
  • Add onion and pepper, brown- another 8 minutes.
  • Add green chili sauce and cheese.
  • Stir well to incorporate cheese, let fully melt- about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and plate over salad, add to tacos, or pile over rice.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g


About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. sisterglewis says:

    My cousin made this last night-Fantastic

  2. Jean says:

    What is the one item toward bottom of recipe? I have not heard of it!

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      The Cacique Oxhaca cheese? It is AMAZING! I love it! It is a part skim cheese, similar to mozzarella.

  3. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    This is going on our menu, OMG it looks fantastic!!!