Chicken Picadillo is a quick chicken recipe that everyone will love! The spiced and flavorful ground chicken mixture is the perfect dinner idea for a busy night.

Chicken Picadillo Recipe

  • Yield:

    6 servings

  • Total Time:

    25 mins

  • Prep Time:

    10 mins

  • Cook Time:

    15 mins


  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste
  • ¼ cup of sliced green olives
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Step 1) In a large skillet, heat Mazola® Corn Oil over medium heat.
  2. Step 2) Add the chopped onions and green bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté them for a few minutes until they become softened and slightly translucent.
  3. Step 3) Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  4. Step 4) Add the ground chicken to the skillet, breaking it apart with a spatula. Cook the chicken until it is fully browned and cooked through.
  5. Step 5) Once the chicken is cooked, add the tomato paste, and sliced green olives to the skillet. Stir everything together.
  6. Step 6) Season the mixture with ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences.
  7. Step 7) Lower the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and let the picadillo simmer for about 10–15 minutes. This will allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Step 8) While the picadillo is simmering, you can prepare your white rice.
  9. Step 9) Serve the picadillo warm over the cooked white rice.
  10. Optionally, you can garnish with additional sliced green olives and fresh cilantro.

Recipe by Dalina Soto of @your.latina.nutritionist