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One Pot Chicken and Cilantro Rice

This easy one pot Chicken and Rice recipe makes for an easy chicken recipe and is perfect for busy weeknights. Ready in about 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, chicken, one pot, rice, stove top
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 36kcal


  • 3 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 ¾ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chilis
  • ½ juice one lime


  • Place taco seasoning in a plastic storage or brown paper bag.
  • Wash chicken breasts and place in plastic bag one at a time to coat.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Brown coated chicken on both sides - about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add onion, garlic, cilantro, broth, black beans, chilies, pepper and juice from ½ lime.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Once rice mixture starts boiling, reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer 15 minutes without lifting the lid.
  • While mixture is simmering, slice chicken into smaller pieces.
  • After 15 minutes, lift up the lid, transfer chicken pieces back to skillet and cook an additional 12-15 minutes until chicken reaches 165 ° and juice of chicken is clear and rice is cooked.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg