Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick recipe that’ll take only about 20 minutes to prepare! Must try, especially during winters when you crave a hug-in-a-bowl, one-pot dish! This is also best as bachelors recipe.
1 ½ cups of Cooked White Rice or Leftover Rice
1 medium-sized Onion, finely chopped
6 Cloves of Garlic, minced/finely chopped
1 tsp of Cumin powder
1 tsp of Chili Powder
150gms of Boneless chicken, cut into bite size pieces,
3 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil
½ cup of Chicken Stock/water
Zest of ½ Lime and Lime Wedges on the side
½ cup of Cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a bowl, mix together the chicken chunks with cumin powder, 1/2 of the chopped garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet and add the marinated chicken. Cook for a few minutes, stirring in between.
Add onion and remaining garlic and saute until the onions become translucent, say 7 mins.
Add chicken stock and cook down so that it is reduced by half.
Add the rice and and mix well. a good stir and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add lime zest and cilantro and stir it in. Squeeze a little lime juice over the top when ready to serve.
Chef says: Make sure you use a fork to mix the rice with the gravy/sauce. This will help remain the rice grains separate and not mashed.
Check for seasoning after adding the rice. If required, add salt and pepper.