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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Prep Time
15 min
60 min


  • 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


  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