One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

April 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!

Want to see how easy this one pan recipe is? Watch the video!

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

4.85 from 13 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.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 509mg22%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Chicken
Author: Jaclyn