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Cilantro Chicken with Beans & Rice

Cilantro Chicken with Beans & Rice

Cilantro and garlic flavor chicken that is served over a rice and bean mixture.

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20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time


1 cup uncooked long grain rice

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can red beans, rinsed, drained

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook rice according to package directions; keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken, cilantro and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 9-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt remaining butter in same skillet; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in beans and cooked rice. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon rice and bean mixture onto serving platter; top with chicken. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, if desired. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition (1 serving)

310 Calories
7 Fat (g)
55 Cholesterol (mg)
230 Sodium (mg)
37 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
24 Protein (g)
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