Recipe: Lime Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl

I made this for dinner last night and it was a hit!  It’s not often that all of the kids are happy with the meal, but this was the perfect solution.  It’s easy to “customize” and I ended up making one bowl with no tomatoes, one bowl with extra avocado, one with cheese, one with only 5 black beans (seriously?), and I let the kids pick the cilantro leaves off themselves!

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Lime Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl
 
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Serves: 4-6
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Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups brown rice (I used brown jasmine rice. The flavor is milder than regular brown rice)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil and stir in the 2 cups of rice. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 35 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, pound the chicken breasts to about ½" thick and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken.
  4. Flip the chicken, add the chopped green onions to the pan and stir them around a bit as the chicken is cooking.
  5. When chicken is no longer pink, remove to a plate and cut into bite sized pieces.
  6. Divide rice between 4 - 6 bowls.
  7. Top the rice with a couple of spoonfuls of black beans.
  8. Add chopped chicken on top of beans.
  9. Toss chopped tomatoes and avocados on top.
  10. Squeeze ¼ of a lime over each bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves.

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