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13 INGREDIENTS 7 STEPS 40min

One-Pan Lime Chicken with Cilantro Rice

It doesn't get any easier than a one-pan meal and this recipe is as simple as it sounds! This effortless meal pairs juicy, tangy chicken thighs with lime-infused cilantro and basmati rice. It can easily feed the entire family and is great as a meal prep idea too.
One-Pan Lime Chicken with Cilantro Rice Recipe | SideChef
It doesn't get any easier than a one-pan meal and this recipe is as simple as it sounds! This effortless meal pairs juicy, tangy chicken thighs with lime-infused cilantro and basmati rice. It can easily feed the entire family and is great as a meal prep idea too.
Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Eric Jones shares Southern and homestyle favorites influenced by his roots, focusing on approachable recipes using clean, organic ingredients without compromising flavor. Eric runs Dude That Cookz®, a popular recipe blog, with his wife, Shanna Jones.
https://dudethatcookz.com/
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Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Eric Jones shares Southern and homestyle favorites influenced by his roots, focusing on approachable recipes using clean, organic ingredients without compromising flavor. Eric runs Dude That Cookz®, a popular recipe blog, with his wife, Shanna Jones.
https://dudethatcookz.com/
40min
Total Time
30min
Active Time
$1.44
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC
1/2 Tbsp
Dried Cilantro
3/4 tsp
Onion Powder , divided
1/2 Tbsp
Salt , divided
1/2 Tbsp
3
Limes , juiced, zested, divided
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp juice and 2 tsp zest needed
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
Minced Garlic
1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup
Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro
3 cups
Chicken Stock
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
412
FAT
12.9 g
PROTEIN
29.0 g
CARBS
44.6 g

Author's Notes

After searing your chicken thighs, you may find excess liquid in the pot. You can discard or leave a little behind for added flavor.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Pat the Chicken (6) dry and season evenly with Smoked Paprika (1/2 Tbsp) , Dried Cilantro (1/2 Tbsp) , Onion Powder (1/4 tsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , and Pepper (1 tsp) . Drizzle 1 Tbsp of Lime Juice (3) over the chicken.
Step 2
Heat Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a large skillet at medium-high heat. Place chicken thighs skin side down and sear for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Remove chicken from the skillet and set to the side.
Step 3
Lower skillet heat to medium. Add Butter (2 Tbsp) and Garlic (2 Tbsp) , stirring for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.
Step 4
Add Basmati Rice (1 1/2 cups) , 1/4 cup of lime juice, lime zest, Onion Powder (1/2 tsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) . Cook for 1 minute.
Step 5
Add Fresh Cilantro (1/2 cup) and Chicken Stock (3 cups) . Stir to fully immerse rice in stock. Bring ingredients to a slight boil then slightly reduce the heat to medium-low.
Step 6
Return the chicken thighs to the skillet skin side up, cover with lid, and simmer for 15 minutes until the rice is fully cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
Step 7
Remove from heat and allow the chicken and rice to rest uncovered for 10 minutes.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
412
% Daily Value*
Fat
12.9 g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2 g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
125.5 mg
42%
Carbohydrates
44.6 g
16%
Fiber
1.8 g
6%
Sugars
2.2 g
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Protein
29.0 g
58%
Sodium
1094.2 mg
48%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
42.6 mg
3%
Iron
2.0 mg
11%
Potassium
176.7 mg
4%
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