These grilled cilantro lime chicken and rice bowls are the perfect summer bowl. They're also great for meal prep as you can easily divide these up into bowls and then drizzle that incredible spicy green goddess dressing over everything. If you don't want to turn on your oven, make this recipe! Everything is grilled, including the cilantro lime chicken thighs, corn on the cob and the serrano pepper (for the dressing). You're going to love these flavourful chicken and rice bowls, so definitely make extra.
Many of the ingredients are optional as add-ins. The super fluffy coconut rice is SO good and I highly recommend it, but if you'd like, just use regular rice instead (or another type of grain). Or skip it and use mixed greens, although I LOVE the coconut rice personally.
The first step in making these cilantro lime chicken and rice bowls is to marinate the chicken thighs.
Whisk together all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl.
Add the chicken and toss to coat. Place covered in the fridge for up to two hours, I typically only do 30 minutes or one hour and it's perfect.
Because of the fresh lime juice, I don't recommend marinating the chicken for longer than four hours as it can change the texture and taste.
The recipe I use time and time again is this brilliant recipe from one of my fav food bloggers - Recipe Tin Eats. The only change I make to it is to add cilantro, lime juice and zest when it's finished cooking. I also don't soak the rice because I'm usually too lazy or strapped for time, but I do rinse it very well.
Check out Recipe Tin Eats for the exact how to, it is hands off and always results in the fluffiest, tastiest coconut rice.
Making this spicy dressing is very easy and even easier if you have a high powered blender, like a Vitamix (it's my most used appliance by far).
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These easy cilantro lime chicken and rice bowls are great for the summer when you want something light and also filling. The spicy green goddess dressing is the perfect topping, don't skip it!