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94% would make again

One-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken & Rice

by Melissa Boyajianfeatured in 10 Rice Recipes Perfect For Dinner


for 6 servings

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (455 g), cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth (600 mL)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 14 ½ oz canned cooked black beans (410 g), rinsed and drained
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups jasmine rice (300 g), uncooked, rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 295
    Fat 5g
    Carbs 31g
    Fiber 7g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 30g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a skillet, heat a small amount of oil on medium–high heat. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken thoroughly, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add remaining olive oil to the skillet. Add onion and peppers and sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, black beans, tomatoes, rice, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  6. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked through.
  7. Add chicken back to the pot. Add cilantro and combine.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!