One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

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