Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice

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I’ve decided to blog a little here and there about things I cook moving forward. I’m always frightfully busy, but I’m hoping to start cooking more. 🙂

Currently, I look for things that are quick to make. So here it goes, cooking attempt #1. 🙂 This one was definitely quick and tasted great.

Original Recipe:  (Link to the original source of the recipe on Creme de la Crumb:  One Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice)

Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2¼ cups chicken broth
  • ⅓ 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Drizzle sauce over chicken and rice. Sprinkle with additional cilantro if desired and serve.

My Review of the Results:

This dish had a really nice tangy flavor to it. It was pretty good!

My favorite part was the sauce. I was surprised how something so simple could taste so good. If you are a fan of lime, you’ll love this. It’s really got a nice zing.

This recipe lived to its promise of being a quick dish. It was extremely easy to make (30 minutes) on a work night.

What Would I Change?

Looking back, the only thing I would have changed is adding more rice to have plenty more leftovers and a better chicken-to-rice ratio. Maybe like 1 -2 cups.

Picture of My Attempt:  


Happy eating.


C.M. Taro