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Salsa Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

Salsa Chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts sliced thinly or chicken tenders
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 3/4 cup cups corn
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 cup frozen bell pepper mix
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese

Cilantro Lime Rice: 

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juiced and zest
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Garnish: avocado sour cream, cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Place chicken in baking dish. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Add the corn, black beans and bell pepper/onion mix over chicken.
  • Pour salsa on top.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle cheese evenly over cooked chicken and bake for another 3 minutes.
  • While the chicken is in the oven, begin making the rice.
  • Place rice, chicken broth, garlic, olive oil and salt in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 15-20 minutes, or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  • Add in lime juice, zest and cilantro. Lightly fluff with a fork.
  • Place cooked chicken over rice and garnish with additional toppings if desired. Serve & Enjoy!