Spice up dinner with a Tex-Mex classic at home with this easy, warming Southwest chicken recipe, served on a bowl of flavorful rice and topped with a sprig of cilantro. Lime juice gives it a summery zest while cayenne and jalapeño pepper add a nice kick. Perfect for pairing with margaritas.
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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken cutlet and 1 cup rice)
1. Stir together 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Rub each chicken cutlet with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Rub each cutlet evenly with salt mixture. Chill 1 to 24 hours.
2. Cook rice according to package directions. Cook chicken cutlets in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until done and golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter, and cover with aluminum foil.
3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Cook chiles and onions until tender, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle mixture with remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add corn kernels and garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and stir in rice; cook, stirring until thoroughly heated, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice. Serve with cooked chicken.
Recipe Source: Southern Living http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/southwest-chicken-cutlet-rice-bowl