Every once in a while, a recipe comes along that checks all the boxes for me. It’s made with easy ingredients, comes together in one big skillet, and so delicious my family keeps asking for seconds! This Creamy Cheesy Frito Chicken Skillet is just that! And that’s why I’ve been so excited to share it with you because I know these are the kind of recipes we make over and over again.
You’ll start with putting together a little blend of seasoning for the chicken – chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Then the chicken is browned on both sides in a big oven safe skillet in some butter and oil. In the meantime, the cream cheese, sour cream, corn, green chiles, green onions and pepper jack cheese are mixed together. Spread that creamy goodness over the chicken and the sprinkle on the crushed Fritos – my favorite part!
Pop the whole thing into the oven for about 20-25 minutes – the chicken finishes cooking through, and the cheese layer gets bubbly and melty. We love to serve the chicken over Spanish rice.
This is the kind of meal I love to have in my pocket for busy weeknights. You could pile on the toppings if you like – tomatoes, avocado, shredded lettuce or cilantro would all be a great option!
If you are wondering how spicy this dish is, I would say it is definitely on the mild side. My boys all tolerate some heat, but no one mentioned this being spicy at all. You could kick it up a notch depending on the type of green chiles you use.
I hope this recipe comes to the rescue for you on a busy night this coming week, and that you and your family enjoy it as much as we do!
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Creamy Cheesy Frito Chicken Skillet
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 5 servings 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Every once in a while, a recipe comes along that checks all the boxes for me. It’s made with easy ingredients, comes together in one big skillet, and so delicious my family keeps asking for seconds! This Creamy Cheesy Frito Chicken Skillet is just that!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 ounce can chopped green chiles
- 11 ounce can of sweet yellow corn, drained
- 3 green onions, sliced thinly
- 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1 cup crushed Fritos
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter and oil together in a large oven safe skillet over medium high heat.
- Mix chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle on both sides of chicken. Place chicken into the pan and cook 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- In the meantime, mix cream cheese, sour cream, green chiles, corn, green onions and cheese together in a medium bowl.
- When chicken is browned on both sides, turn heat off. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chicken, and then sprinkle the crushed Fritos on top.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees. We love to serve it over Spanish rice.
This recipe is adapted from The Pinning Mama’s Green Chile Fiesta Chicken Bake
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 776
- Sugar: 6.1g
- Sodium: 794mg
- Fat: 45g
- Saturated Fat: 17g
- Unsaturated Fat: 24g
- Trans Fat: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Fiber: 4.1g
- Protein: 51g
- Cholesterol: 166mg
Keywords: creamy cheesy Frito chicken skillet, chicken skillet, Fritos, one skillet meal, easy dinner
Fritos?? Really?…I’d try it without the junk food chips.
Now corn is junk food??
Now corn is junk food??
Sounds delicious can’t wait to try it especially because of the Fritos.
Thanks Drea! 😊
Alison Haight says
This dish was delicious! The whole family loved it!!!
So glad! Thanks Alison!
April Reany says
I love the fact that this dish includes Fritos! I am going to try this recipe tonight 🙂
April, you are my kind of girl! Hope you love it too!
Jessica Albritton says
Delicioso! The only reason that I saved this pin is because of the Fritos in the recipe. I made some substitutions. I used cheddar cheese instead of pepper jack cheese, I used chili cheese Fritos, and I used frozen honey roasted corn with peppers. This tasted so much better than I imagined possible. Thanks Julie!
I love that you made it your own with the chili cheese Fritos! And where do you find honey roasted corn – that sounds amazing?!?!
Looking forward to trying this good looking recipe over the weekend when my daughter and son-in-law bop down for a visit! I’ll let you know what we think. I have confidence of it’s deliciousness…any LLK recipe I’ve tried becomes a family favorite…and I willingly share with those who ask for the recipe!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Melinda, thank you so much for your kind words, and for sharing my recipes. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this meal together.
This dish was amazing! Thank you for adding so many instant favorites to my menu! Each of us really LOVED it!
bep tu munchen says
Very Good. Thank you for sharing chicken Skillet