One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans Recipe

One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans Recipe

How To Make One Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

One-pan recipes like this chicken and rice recipe are an easy way to prepare a filling dish. This one has Mexican flavors from the cilantro and lime.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1tbspcanola oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4green onions,chopped, keep lighter and darker portions separate
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • cupslow sodium chicken broth
  • 1cangreen chilies,(4 oz), chopped
  • 2tsplime zest
  • 3tbsplime juice
  • 14½ozblack beans,(1 can), rinsed and well drained
  • 2cupsminute white rice,(don’t use regular rice)
  • cupcilantro,chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and saute for about 6 minutes until cooked through, adding in lighter portions of the green onions and garlic at the last 1 minute of cooking.

  2. Stir in broth, green onion greens, green chilies, lime zest, lime juice, black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil, add rice, fully immerse rice in broth, and allow to boil 20 seconds, then remove from heat and immediately cover with a lid. Let rest 5 to 6 minutes.

  4. If needed, return pan to medium heat and cook and toss 1 minute to allow rice to absorb excess moisture.

  5. Remove from heat, toss in cilantro and let rest uncovered for 3 minutes.


  • Calories: 960.40kcal
  • Fat: 16.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 147.23g
  • Fiber: 17.05g
  • Sugar: 3.49g
  • Protein: 54.91g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 1046.80mg
  • Calcium: 177.19mg
  • Potassium: 2060.57mg
  • Iron: 7.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.68mg
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