One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

04.11.2015

This One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken is so easy to prepare and is packed with flavor. It’s served with black beans and rice making it a filling and satisfying meal as it is but you could also go all out and add your favorite Mexican toppings.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

This has got to be one of the easiest dinners I’ve ever made! Not only that but it’s healthy, completely delicious and everyone loved it, kids included! This is one of those recipes I know I’ll turn to time and time again because it’s so easy to prepare yet its so flavorful and it’s totally filling.

You’ll love that it’s cooked all together in one pan because it’s faster to prepare and there’s less mess to clean up!

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Ingredients – What You Need

  • Chicken
  • Chicken Broth
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Green Chilles
  • Black Beans
  • Rice
  • Lime Juice
  • Cilantro

One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans in a skillet topped with lime

One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans in a skillet pan

Additional Toppings

If you want this more burrito bowl style, you can definitely serve it with shredded Monterrey Jack or cheddar cheese, diced Roma tomatoes, diced jalapeños, diced avocados and sour cream.

I served mine with avocados and loved it but it’s also amazing just as it is. I also want to try it with minute brown rice next time (then I’d just add 5 minutes to the resting period as listed on the package).

Healthy, hearty, totally easy, and full of vibrant, irresistible flavors, yes it will have you coming back for more!

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One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

4.88 from 8 votes

This One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken is so easy to prepare and is packed with flavor. It's served with black beans and rice making it a filling and satisfying meal as it is but you could also go all out and add your favorite Mexican toppings.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 448 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts , diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 green onions , chopped (keep lighter and darker portions separate)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups minute white rice (don't use regular rice!)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  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 minutes, adding in lighter portions of the green onions and garlic at last 1 minute of cooking.
  2. Stir in broth, green onion greens, green chilies, lime zest, lime juice, black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil, 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.
  3. If needed, return pan to medium heat and cook and toss 1 minute to allow rice to absorb excess moisture. Remove from heat, toss in cilantro and let rest uncovered 3 minutes.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 509mg 21%
Potassium 870mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 1g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 17.3%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 30.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

145 comments

  • Mary: Delicious! September 8, 2018 at 9:14am Reply

  • Julie: By far, one of our favorite dinners. We top it off with our homemade salsa, freshly grated white cheddar cheese and sour cream! Its better than Chipotle! July 15, 2018 at 8:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback! Glad you enjoyed the recipe! July 16, 2018 at 12:40pm Reply

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