Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut- Black Bean Rice

Reprinted from Southern Living's The Way to Fry by Norman King. Copyright © 2013. Published by Oxmoor House.

Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut- Black Bean Rice

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    Ingredients

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

    directions

    Prep: 35 min Total:
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    • 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 remaining 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. Garnish, if desired.

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