Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice in One Pot

Cilantro Lime Chicken

This chicken dish, Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice in One Pot, is so simple to make yet so easy that it will become part of your rotation quickly. Great for a weeknight meal or for entertaining.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice in One Pot

This chicken dish is pretty, good for you and quick – trifecta!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Can Opener
  • 1 Large Pot


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast skinless, cubed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion diced
  • 2 whole poblano peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 14 1/2 ounces canned, cooked black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 whole tomatoes diced
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice uncooked and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp cilantro optional


  • In a pot, heat a small amount of oil on medium–high heat.  Heat to a shimmer. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken thoroughly, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  • Add remaining olive oil to the pot. Add onion and poblano peppers and cook for 5-7 minutes.  The onions and poblano peppers should be soft.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.  Stir twice.
  • Add the chicken broth, lime juice, black beans, tomatoes, rice, salt, and black pepper and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked through.
  • Add chicken back to the pot. Add cilantro and combine by stirring.
  • Serve.
Keyword chicken, lime, simple

This recipe is brought to you by the team at Today’s Integrative Health.

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Dr. L. J. Leo

Dr. Leo began his education at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in osteopathy. He completed his internal medicine residency through the U.S. Army and had the honor of serving multiple overseas tours before retirement.

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