Gluten-Free

Cilantro Lime Chicken Bowl

Elevate everyday rice and beans with this herby, zesty bowl made with roasted chicken, fresh spinach and juicy tomato, all topped with an indulgent avocado mash.

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Servings
4
Prep Time
15 min
Duration
60 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 limes, zested and juiced, divided
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin and sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 8-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 green onions, sliced, whites and green parts divided
  • ½ tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted black beans
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 small avocados
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.In a large bowl, mix together one-half of each oil, lime zest and juice, cilantro, cumin and salt, and all of the pepper. Add chicken; marinate for 30 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish and roast for 22 to 25 minutes, until cooked through. Cool and slice.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet on medium, heat remaining one-half of oil. Add whites of onions; cook 3 minutes. Add remaining one-half of cumin and all of chipotle. Add rice, beans, two-thirds of garlic and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare mash: Blend or mash together avocados, remaining one-half of each lime zest and juice and salt, and remaining one-third of garlic. Add a splash of water to thin, if desired.
  4. Divide rice and beans among bowls. Top with chicken, spinach, tomatoes, remaining one-half of cilantro, greens of onions and avocado mash.

Note: If following our Meal Plan, refrigerate components separately; heat rice mixture and chicken and assemble before eating.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories 640
  • Carbohydrate Content 51 g
  • Cholesterol Content 125 mg
  • Fat Content 23 g
  • Fiber Content 14 g
  • Protein Content 57 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 318 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 14 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g