Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com
Posted December 24, 2015 by TiAn
Chicken recipe from Elise at SimplyRecipes.com / Rice recipe from our own kitchen

Servings

4-6

Ingredients

    Chipotle Baked Chicken

    • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
    • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
    • 2 clove garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 cup packed, chopped cilantro
    • 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo, plus 1 additional teaspoon of adobo sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 4 ounce grated Monterey Jack cheese

    Cilantro-Lime Rice

    • 6 servings of rice {the amount will depend on what kind of rice you choose to use}
    • 1/4 cup packed, chopped cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice {add more to taste}
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Using a blender or food processor, blend together the tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, chipotle peppers and adobo, lime juice, and salt.  Be careful with how much you blend though.  The sauce shouldn’t be smooth or pureed, but it should no longer have any large chunks in it.
    3. Using an 8X10 casserole dish, place your chicken in one even layer.  Pour the chipotle sauce over the chicken, completely coating it on all sides.
    4. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake it for 30 minutes.  Then remove the foil, layer on the cheese, and bake it uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.
    5. During the last 10 minutes, or earlier if need be, cook your rice as directed.  When the rice is finished, fluff it with a fork, and add in the cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
    6. Serve the chicken over the rice with some delicious slices of avocado and crema fresca or sour cream.

    Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com

    Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com

    Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com

    Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice from Unrulybliss.com