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Grilled Zesty Cilantro with Rice and Beans

A quick and easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe. The chicken is perfectly grilled on the outside and bursting with juices and flavor from the marinade on the inside.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 2


Chicken and Marinade

Rice and Beans

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup kidney beans (or use your choice of beans: black beans, pinto beans, etc)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups water


Pre-Cook (Mise En Place):

  • Gather your equipment: cutting board, knife, bowl, grill pan, tongs, sauce pan, spatula
  • Chop the green onions and cilantro
  • Marinate the chicken with the sauces and seasonings for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking

Cooking Method:

  • Heat a grill pan to high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the chicken to the pan. Lower the heat to medium high heat. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on the first side to develop dark grill marks
  • Then, flip the chicken using tongs to cook the other side for 5 to 6 minutes. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F
  • Then, remove the chicken and let it rest before cutting it into bite size pieces
  • While the chicken is grilling, start cooking the rice by adding oil to a sauce pan on medium high heat. Add the green onions and saute until they soften and turn translucent
  • Next, add the rice and season with garlic powder and salt. Mix the rice well until it is fully coated with the oil and lightly toasts. Then add the beans
  • Pour the water and bring it to a boil. Once it comes a boil, cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to low heat. Simmer the rice for about 20 minutes until the rice is tender
  • Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and mix in fresh cilantro
  • Serve rice with the chicken and enjoy!