One of my favorite recipes, super easy to adapt for vegan and carnivores. ENJOY! Scroll down for my Tip$ :)
Lime Chicken, Rice and Black Beans
1 lb boneless or bone in skinless (organic) chicken breasts or thighs
1 Tbsp olive, or grapeseed oil
Salt and pepper
4 green onions, chopped (save darker part of green onions to garnish at the end)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of (organic) vegetable broth
1 whole jalapeno, with seeds if you want it spicy
2 tsp lime zest
1 (14.5 oz) can (organic) black beans, rinsed and well drained
1 1/2 cups (organic) brown rice
1 lime - juice only
1/3 cup organic chopped cilantro
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until cooked through, add in white portions of the green onions and garlic at last 1 minute of cooking. Stir in broth, green onion greens, green chilies, lime zest, lime juice, black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil, add rice, fully immerse rice in broth, and allow to boil 20 seconds, then remove from heat and immediately cover with a lid. Let rest with a paper towel under lid for 5 - 6 minutes (this is when the magic happens). Remove from heat, toss in cilantro and let rest uncovered 3 minutes.
Good Eats Tip$
I cook the chicken in one pan, and cook the remaining ingredients from broth down. This way I have a vegan meal for myself and chicken to add for others.
Now you can use this meal for several options. Double the chicken and cut and set aside in a bag/container and use this for a protein for lunches or even breakfast, heat it up with eggs! YUM!
I take the rice/black bean mixture and use on my salads, or as a meal in itself and add a green vegetable option.
$ You don't have to buy all organic ingredients on this one. If I had to pick one organic ingredient it would be the green onions. Use bulk beans vs canned beans, if you eat beans more than twice a week.
photo credit: Meg's Indulgence