Savory Lime Chicken with Beans and Rice



Rice Mixture
1 cup long grain rice (I like a mix of long grain rice and wild rice)
2 cups chicken broth

Chicken Mixture
¼ cup onions, chopped
2 chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 TBSP lime juice (from half a lime)
Salt and pepper

Beans Mixture
1 ½ cups black beans
1 can green chili’s or 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 roma tomato, chopped
1 TBSP lime juice (from half a lime)
Salt

Topping
1 Avocado
1 TBSP lime juice (from half a lime)

Over medium heat sauté rice with a small amount of olive oil for 2-4 minutes, add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Cook 20-25 minutes or according to package directions.

While rice is cooking, sauté onions in a medium size skillet or sauté pan, then add chicken. Season with salt and pepper, then cook through. Once chicken is fully cooked, toss in chopped garlic and lime juice.

In a medium sauce pan, heat beans, chili’s (or jalapeno’s), tomato and lime juice. Season with salt if necessary.

To serve, layer each plate with rice, beans, then chicken. Slice an avocado and brush with lime juice. Arrange sliced avocado on top and provide additional limes on the side.

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Thanks to Jen Korth for the inspiration for this great meal!

5 comments:

Maria said...

Thanks for visiting our blog! I love the flavors in this dish and the avocado fan is nice too!!

Desmone007 said...

All my favorites in one dish...Nice!

Amy said...

I enjoyed the recipe--thank you! (By the way, I'm Nurse Heidi's sister--I found your blog from a link on hers.) I've found the information on your website very interesting and helpful.

Emily said...

Hi Amy,
Isn't Heidi such a wonderful cook? I've learned so many great tips and tricks from her. Glad you enjoyed the recipe- thanks for the feedback.

emily said...

Yum! This looks and sounds incredible.