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Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice Bowl Recipe

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Ingredients:  
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4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 c. cilantro lime marinade, recipe below or bottled
Cilantro lime rice, recipe below
1 c. Mango salsa
3/4 c. sour cream
1/2 c. finely chopped cilantro
1 1/2 c. shredded Pepper Jack cheese
Tomatillo Ranch Dressing, recipe below
extra cilantro and limes, for garnish

Cilantro Lime Marinade
3/4 c. vegetable oil
juice and zest of two limes
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. finely chopped cilantro

Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet
1 c. mayo
1 c. buttermilk
5 small-medium tomatillos
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. garlic, minced
juice and zest of 2 limes
1 jalapeņo (seeded or not depending on how spicy you like it)
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Cilantro-Lime Rice
1 c. uncooked rice
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. garlic, minced
zest of one large lime
2 c. hot water
1 chicken bullion cube
2 tsp. sugar
1/3 c. chopped cilantro



Directions:
Directions:
1. Place chicken breasts in a re-sealable plastic bag. Add prepared marinade and mix to coat. Marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
2. While chicken is marinating, prepare tomatillo ranch dressing and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
3. 30 minutes before removing chicken from marinade, prepare cilantro lime rice as directed. Set aside for later use.
4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill in skillet or on the grill. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then shred with fork.
5. While chicken is cooking, mix sour cream and 1/2 c. chopped cilantro together.
6. To compile rice bowl, place desired amount of rice in an oven safe bowl. (Preferably the same bowl you'll serve it in.) Top rice with the following in this order: shredded chicken, cilantro sour cream mango salsa, and finally shredded pepper jack cheese.
7. Place rice bowl under the broiler just until cheese is melted and the dish is warmed through. Serve with a drizzle of the tomatillo ranch dressing, garnish with cilantro and lime then enjoy!

Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
Preparation: Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cilantro-Lime Rice
Preparation: In a saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add hot water and bullion. As soon as the water comes to a boil and bullion is dissolved, stir in rice and reduce heat to medium. Cover and coot 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and add lime zest, juice, cilantro, garlic, and sugar. Fluff rice with fork, stirring ingredient's together as you do so.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is WELL worth the prep!

 

 

 

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