I don’t think it’s a secret that I LOVE cilantro, so when I found this recipe about a year ago I fell in love. It’s one of my favs and it’s so easy to make too because it’s a one pan meal!
I love the fresh lime and cilantro in this dish! It is quick and easy and the kids actually love it! I had only a short time between one thing and another tonight but I love that I can make a quick good meal for the kids.
One pan cilantro-lime chicken and rice
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into one inch cubes
1 Tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (4oz) can chopped green chilies
2 tsp lime zest
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 (14.5oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed.
2 cups minute white rice-don’t use regular rice
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and saute until cooked through, about 6 minute, adding garlic at the last 1 minute of cooking.
2. Stir in broth, green chilies, lime zest, lime juice, black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil.
3. Add rice, fully immerse rice in broth, and allow to boil 20 seconds, then remove from heat and immediately cover with a lid. Let rest 5-6 minutes.
4. Toss in cilantro and let rest uncovered for 3 minutes.
***For added yumminess add this salad dressing on top.
Outstanding!!!! Still in home confinement for Covid 19 quarantine in NJ, so love this recipe is mostly pantry items! Used my cilantro from my garden XoXo