Skillet Chicken and Chayote Squash

Great skillet dinner with chayote squash.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 chayote squash, chopped

  • 1 medium yellow zucchini, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided, or as needed

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato

  • ½ cup sliced green onion

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Coat the chayote squash and zucchini with 1 tablespoon avocado oil and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Leave the oven on.

  4. While vegetables are roasting, heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in the hot oil until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Heat remaining oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and jalapeno and saute for about 5 minutes. Add corn, garlic, taco seasoning, and cumin; stir and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in the black beans and cooked chicken. Add the partially-roasted squash and zucchini.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes. Top with Cheddar cheese and continue to bake until melted, about 1 minute more. Top with tomato, green onion, and cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Use any kind of shredded cheese you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 688mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 61mg 306%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 644mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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