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One Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken & Rice | Creme de la Crumb

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 402kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • cup loosely packed cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • juice of 3 limes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup milk
  • handful of cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 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, cilantro, salt and black pepper. 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.


If you find the sauce is too thick, simply thin with a bit of water til desired consistency is reached. Store extra sauce in fridge in airtight container up to five days. 


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg