Chipotle Baked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Yield 4-6 servings


Chipotle Baked Chicken

Cilantro-Lime Rice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  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.

Recipe by Unruly Bliss at