Cilantro-Lime Chicken Skillet

Modified recipe originally posted by Betty Crocker

Ingredients

Chicken

2      tablespoons of cumin

1/8   teaspoon of salt

1/2   teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
 4      boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 7 oz each)
1       tablespoon vegetable oil

Rice Mixture

2 1/4     cups fat free chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2           tablespoons lime juice
1           tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1           cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1           cup black beans (from 15-oz can), drained, rinsed
1           can (4.5 oz)  chopped green chiles

Cilantro-Lime Topping

1/4      cup water
2         tablespoons lime juice
1         medium avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4     cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1         teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/8      teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1    In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix cumin, salt mix and red pepper. Add chicken to bag; seal, and shake to coat chicken evenly.
  • 2    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3    To same skillet, add Rice Mixture ingredients; heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer about 15 minutes or until liquid has been reduced by about half. Stir mixture thoroughly; place chicken on top of rice.
  • 4    Cover; continue cooking 12 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F), and rice is tender. Remove chicken to cutting board; cut at angle into 1/2-inch slices; return chicken to skillet.
  • 5    Meanwhile, in mini food processor or blender, place Cilantro-Lime Topping ingredients; blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender as necessary. Transfer mixture to small resealable food-storage plastic bag, and cut corner off one end; squeeze on top of sliced chicken and rice before serving.
  • 6     Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime wedges. Serve any remaining topping with chicken and rice.

Serve-Withs, If Desired

Chopped fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges
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