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One Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken & Rice

Cilantro lime chicken and rice cooked in one pot just 30 minutes, topped with creamy avocado sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro, lime, one pan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add butter to a large skillet (one that has a lid) and melt over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add chicken and cook 1-2 minutes on each side just until lightly browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add rice and garlic to pan and stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, lime juice, and cilantro. Place chicken on top of the rice. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 25 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  • While chicken and rice are cooking, make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Add more lime juice or a little more milk if needed til pourable.
  • Drizzle sauce over chicken and rice. Sprinkle with additional cilantro if desired and serve.