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Chili Lime Chicken with Mango Rice

A little spice makes everything nice when it comes to this delicious chicken dish with tropical mango rice.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: dairy-free, High Protein
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Chef Sallie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided, optional avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 24 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts 4 pieces
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice uncooked
  • 1/4 cup scallions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1 mango medium, peeled, cored, and diced small
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, half the lime zest, half the lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper. Add the chicken breast to the lime mixture and marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Once boiling, add the brown rice. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender Stir in the remaining lime zest and lime juice, scallions, cilantro, and diced mango. Set aside.
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Sear chicken on both sides, about 2-3 min each side, ensuring it is golden brown and slightly crisp on both sides. (Note: if using a non-stick skillet, chicken that may stick to the pan will
  • "Release" when it is ready to turn. No need to force it.
  • When chicken is golden brown on both sides, reduce heat to medium-low, pour in 1/4 cup water and cover.
  • Cook on medium-low an additional 6-8 minutes, until breasts are cooked through and no longer pink inside. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
  • Divide rice among 4 plates, top with chicken breast, and garnish with remaining lime slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast with 1/2 cup rice | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 474mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8