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.