Coconut Lime Rice Bowl with Roasted Corn, Jalapenos, and Chicken

Coconut Lime Rice Bowl with Roasted Corn, Jalapenos, and Chicken This fusion dish takes flavors tortillas, roasted corn, and jalapenos from Mexico, coconut milk & lime from the Caribbean, and melds them into a delicious dish that will have you craving more.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Coconut Lime Rice:
Roasted Corn, Jalapenos, & Chicken:

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Heat coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir rice 1 minute. Add coconut milk and stir to combine. Increase heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 35 minutes. Cover; remove from heat. Let sit 10 minutes.

  • Fluff rice with a fork. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and salt to taste. Cover and keep warm.

  • Cut tortillas into 1/4-inch strips. Place strips on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 30 minutes.

  • To char peppers, hold jalapeno pepper with tongs and hold over the flame of a gas stove or directly on the burner of an electric stove, turning about every 30 seconds. Continue until all sides are charred, about 5 minutes. Immediately place pepper in a small ziptop plastic bag and seal shut. Repeat with second pepper. Allow peppers to return to room temperature, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the skin. Cut off stem, remove seeds (if desired), and dice.

  • Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Cook and stir corn until it begins to brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Transfer corn to a bowl.

  • Heat oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, chili powder, and cumin. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in beans and corn and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Place rice in the bottom of a bowl; top with chicken mixture, chopped tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream. Serve with tortilla strips.

Per Serving: 1054 calories; protein 33.8g; carbohydrates 109.9g; fat 60.6g; cholesterol 39.3mg; sodium 717.6mg. Follow your specific rice’s cooking directions, and replace water with equal parts coconut milk.