These Santa Fe inspired chicken bowls with taco yogurt dressing are easy to make and perfect any night of the week. The juicy ground chicken is browned in a skillet with onions, garlic, red bell peppers, corn and black beans. All simmered with the most delicious sauce made from, red enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, chicken broth and whipped cream cheese for the ultimate spicy creamy combination. Plus, you only need one pan to make this delicious Santa Fe chicken mixture, so clean up is a breeze.

Serve this delicious Santa Fe chicken mixture in a bowl over rice, stuffed in a bell pepper, or tucked inside of a wrap. No matter what, it’s so good. Just make sure you don’t forget the easy taco yogurt dressing. It really takes this recipe to the next level.

Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls – Healthyish Foods

What’s great about these bowls is that you can fully customize them. That way everyone in the family can build a bowl they love. Personally, I like to enjoy my Santa Fe chicken over a bed of cooked white rice. Then, I top the bowl with sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, arugula, fresh chopped cilantro, thinly sliced jalapeno and sliced green onion. This recipe wouldn’t be complete without a drizzle of the homemade taco yogurt dressing. Trust me, you’re going to love this dish!

Ingredients Needed for Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls

Ground Chicken Mixture – You’ll need avocado oil, minced garlic, diced sweet onion, diced red bell pepper, ground chicken, taco seasoning, corn kernels, black beans, red enchilada sauce, chicken broth and whipped cream cheese.

Taco Yogurt Dressing – Combine 0% Greek yogurt, fresh squeezed lime juice, diced green chilies from the can, warm water and taco seasoning. Whisk until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  

Optional Bowl Ingredients – Option to add white rice, sliced avocado, arugula, sliced jalapeno, freshly chopped cilantro, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and fresh lime wedges on the side.

Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls

Make the Dressing

Combine 0% Greek yogurt, fresh squeezed lime juice, diced green chilies from the can, warm water and taco seasoning. Whisk until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  

Make the Santa Fe Chicken Mixture

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, add the ground chicken and taco seasoning. Saute until it is lightly browned. Next, add the minced garlic and diced sweet onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then, add the diced red bell pepper. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

Next, add the corn kernels and black beans. Stir well. Once well combined, deglaze the pan with chicken broth, making sure to scrape up any crispy bits from the bottom of the pan. Then, add the red enchilada sauce, stir well. Finally add the whipped cream cheese. Fold everything together until its well combined.

Assemble the Bowls

Add cooked rice to the bottom of the bowl. Add the Santa Fe chicken mixture, arugula, sliced jalapeno, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, freshly chopped cilantro, sliced green onion and a drizzle of taco yogurt dressing. Serve and enjoy!

Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Store any extra chicken mixture in an airtight container for three to four days. Reheat the chicken in the microwave until warmed through. Looking for more recipes?

Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls – Healthyish Foods

Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls

These Santa Fe inspired chicken bowls are easy to make and perfect any night of the week. The juicy ground chicken is browned in a skillet with onions, garlic, red bell peppers, corn and black beans. Then everything simmers with red enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, chicken broth and whipped cream cheese for the ultimate spicy creamy combination. Plus, you only need one pan to make this delicious Santa Fe chicken mixture, so clean up is a breeze.
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Ingredients

Santa Fe Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, store bought is fine

Vegetables and Sauce

  • ½ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup corn kernels , rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ – ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ – ¾ cup red enchilada sauce, canned is fine
  • cup whipped cream cheese

Taco Yogurt Dressing

  • ½ cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons green chilies, canned works best, with juice
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning, store bought is fine
  • 1-2 tablespoons warm water, depending on preferred thickness

Optional Sides / Toppings

  • rice, cooked
  • arugula, fresh
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • jalapeno, sliced thin
  • lime, cut into wedges
  • cilantro, freshly chopped
  • green onion, sliced

Equipment

  • 1 non-stick skillet
  • 1 small mixing bowl

Instructions 

How to Make Santa Fe Inspired Chicken Bowls

    Make the Dressing

    • Combine 0% Greek yogurt, fresh squeezed lime juice, diced green chilies from the can, warm water and taco seasoning. Whisk until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Make the Santa Fe Chicken Mixture

    • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, add the ground chicken and taco seasoning. Saute until it is lightly browned. Next, add the minced garlic and diced sweet onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then, add the diced red bell pepper. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
      Next, add the corn kernels and black beans. Stir well. Once well combined, deglaze the pan with chicken broth, making sure to scrape up any crispy bits from the bottom of the pan. Then, add the red enchilada sauce, stir well. Finally add the whipped cream cheese. Fold everything together until its well combined.

    Assemble the Bowls

    • Add cooked rice to the bottom of the bowl. Add the Santa Fe chicken mixture, arugula, sliced jalapeno, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, freshly chopped cilantro, sliced green onion and a drizzle of taco yogurt dressing. Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving, this is 1/4 of the chicken mixture and 1/4 of the dressing, no other ingredients included, Calories: 381kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 118mg, Sodium: 526mg, Potassium: 846mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1116IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 2mg