Lime Chicken Fried Rice

This chicken with cilantro lime rice dish is bursting with delicious flavor and it’s so easy to make! It’s a low carb great meal by itself or even on the side of your favorite protein.

This cilantro lime chicken and rice is packed with flavor and makes a great accompaniment to fish, steak, or on its own with a side of your favorite veggie or salad.

Lime chicken fried rice served in a white bowl with a wedge of lime.

What is Lime Chicken Fried Rice ?

This cilantro lime chicken and rice is made by blending cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, garlic cloves in a food processor then it is mixed with rice and chicken in a fry pan and tossed until well combined.

The result is tangy, savory fried rice that is packed with flavor. Enjoy it by itself or as a side dish. If preferred, a sprinkle of cumin also adds flavor to this rice dish.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make chicken with cilantro lime rice?

  • Chicken Thigh – about 2 chicken thighs or can use chicken breasts if preferred.
  • Olive Oil – use extra virgin olive oil or regular olive oil.
  • Salt – table salt or sea salt.
  • Pepper – fresh or pre-ground black pepper.
  • Cilantro – with stem on.
  • Jalapeno – about 1/2 a jalapeno. De-seed for less spicy.
  • Green Onion – one stalk, does not have to be chopped.
  • Lime Juice – fresh lime juice.
  • Garlic Cloves – about 2 whole fresh garlic cloves.
  • Cauliflower Rice – a low carb healthy choice or you can use white rice.
  • Chicken Bullion Powder – a concentrated powder full of chicken umami flavor. Available in most supermarkets.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add rice and blended greens, add pre-cooked chicken and serve. This dish is great for meal prep and makes for delicious leftovers.

Ingredients for Mexican style lime chicken sauce gathered on a wooden board.

What kind of chicken goes with cilantro lime rice?

This recipe goes well with both chicken breast and chicken thigh. We find that chicken thigh yields softer and juicer meat.

What can I make with cilantro lime rice?

This cilantro lime chicken and rice go well on the side of steak, fish, or shrimp. The possibilities are endless.

How long is cilantro lime rice good for in the fridge?

In a covered container, cilantro lime rice is good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What is the nutrition information for this cilantro lime chicken and rice recipe?

  • 277 Calories
  • 12g Carbohydrates
  • 7g Fiber
  • 11g Protein
  • 21g Fat
  • 42mg Cholesterol
  • 244mg Sodium
  • 129mg Potassium
  • 11mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 633ui Vitamin A
  • 6mg Vitamin C

Lime chicken fried rice in a large skillet ready to be served.

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  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 10M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~5g
  • Servings 2 Bowls

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6 oz Chicken Thigh (about 2 chicken thighs)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Whole Jalapeno
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

Fried Rice

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Cut chicken thighs into cubes about 1/4 x 1/4 inch and set aside.

3) Inside a food processor, add cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, garlic cloves and pulse until well combined.

4) In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on high heat. Once the oil is up to temp, add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.

5) In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.

6) Sprinkle in the Chicken Bullion, the green paste from step 3) and cooked chicken from step 4).  Stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes and then transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot!

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Lime chicken fried rice served in a white bowl with a wedge of lime.

Lime Chicken Fried Rice

This lime chicken cauliflower fried rice is bursting with delicious flavor and it's so easy to make! It’s a low carb great meal by itself or even on the side of your favorite protein.
5 from 5 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: chicken with cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime chicken and rice, cilantro lime fried rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 277kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6 oz Chicken Thigh about 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Whole Jalapeno
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic

Fried Rice

  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 1 tsp Chicken Bullion Powder

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut chicken thighs into cubes about 1/4 x 1/4 inch and set aside.
  • Inside a food processor, add cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, garlic cloves and pulse until well combined.
  • In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on high heat. Once the oil is up to temp, add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.
  • In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.
  • Sprinkle in the Chicken Bullion, the green paste from step 3) and cooked chicken from step 4). Stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes and then transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. I made this tonight but added broccoli, asparagus, zucchini and mini sweet bell peppers. I more than doubled the recipe. I’m a picky, high standards keto cook. THIS WAS DELICIOUS!!! Even my husband loved it and we both went back for seconds. thank you!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Carri – great to hear from you! Glad you liked the recipe and you are very welcome! Thank you for your continued support!

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