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sooooo yummy and so easy to make. keeping this one in the vault!
We made this with chicken breasts and it was a fast, easy, good dinner, and less spicy than I expected (our adventurous 1yo daughter ate some happily). We simplified by just mincing up the chipotle chile and onion and garlic and skipping the entire blender step which turned out great and reduced the number of dishes to clean. We also didn’t have any lime juice so we used lemon which was probably not as good, but sufficed for weeknight dinner. The trick with the rice is amazing. Will be extrapolating that to all sorts of recipes.
Thanks for the tip on making it without the blender – it is a little messy. I always throw bell peppers and sliced onions on top – yummy. Making it for the 3rd time tonight but I don’t do the rice as I don’t have the steam rack. I use the filling for great tacos!
I made this last night and it was a huge hit! We will be using this rice with a lot of different meals. Thank you for the tip about the sauce in an 8qt pressure cooker, I doubled it & it was perfect. I am going to make enchiladas with the leftovers tonight.
This is so great- Thank you Coco!! I ran out and bought your book and we’re cooking our way through it with all A+’s for everything so far! We had to take the toned-down spice route on this recipe for the sake of the children, but will not spare them next time…although the meal was still a 10 for the grown ups. The cilantro rice on it’s own warrants five stars! Keep ’em coming!!
Hi Hugh, I’m just seeing this comment now and wanted to say you’re so welcome! I will have a new book coming out in October, and more recipes here all the time, of course. So glad you enjoyed this dish!
How long would you cook if you used breasts instead of thighs? Using the Insta Pot.
If you’re planning to make this with the rice on top, it should cook for the same amount of time (15 minutes with a 10 minute pressure release). If you will just be cooking the chicken breasts in sauce, you can lower the cooking time to as little as 8 minutes and perform a quick pressure release. Enjoy!
Wondering if you can use a crock pot just for the chicken and then cook rice separately?
Sure! If you’re using a slow cooker, I’d try 3 hours on the high setting or 6 hours on low.
Awesome, I hope you enjoy it, Paige!