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Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut-Black Bean Rice

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Coconut and lime lend coastal flavor to quick and easy Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut-Black Bean Rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 6 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15.5-oz.) can seasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Bring coconut milk and 1 tsp. salt to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt. Place crushed tortilla chips in a shallow bowl. Whisk together honey and next 2 ingredients in a second shallow bowl. Reserve 2 Tbsp. honey mixture. Dip chicken in remaining honey mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge in crushed chips.

  3. Cook half of chicken in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken and oil. Spoon reserved honey mixture over chicken.

  4. Stir black beans and next 2 ingredients into rice; spoon onto serving plates. Top with chicken and cilantro.