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Ingredients:

  • 1 pounds - boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoons - canola oil
  • - salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 - green onions, chopped (keep lighter and darker portions separate)
  • 2 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups - low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cans - 4 oz. chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons - lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons - lime juice
  • 1 cans - 14.5 oz. black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups - minute white rice, don't use regular rice!
  • 1/3 cups - chopped cilantro
  • Directions:

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

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

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

    If needed, return pan to medium heat and cook and toss 1 minute to allow rice to absorb excess moisture. Remove from heat, toss in cilantro and let rest uncovered 3 minutes.

    Brief Description

    Chicken, green chilies, lime, black beans and rice along with some chopped cilantro all ready in one pan for easy cooking and clean up.

    Main Ingredient:

    chicken

    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 15 min

    Posted By:

    deniserf

    Posted On:

    May 4, 2015

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