Cilantro lime chicken and rice cooked in one pot just 30 minutes, topped with creamy avocado sauce!
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked white rice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
juice of 3 limes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup milk
handful of cilantro
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add butter to a large skillet (one that has a lid) and melt over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add chicken and cook 1-2 minutes on each side just until lightly browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.
Add rice and garlic to pan and stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, lime juice, and cilantro. Place chicken on top of the rice. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 25 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and liquid is absorbed.
While chicken and rice are cooking, make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Add more lime juice or a little more milk if needed til pourable.
Drizzle sauce over chicken and rice. Sprinkle with additional cilantro if desired and serve.