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
Author: Carrie
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Serves: 4-6
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 1/2″ 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 1/4 of a lime over each bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves.

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pancakes

pancakesI woke up this morning craving pancakes.  I think I’m already missing the lazy mornings of last week’s vacation.  Fortunately, these pancakes are so quick and easy to whip up they can be served for breakfast during the school week –and in my house that means super easy because school day mornings are the craziest time of day.

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