February 26, 2024

Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice

Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice
Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice is a hassle-free dinner solution that's bursting with flavor! With zesty lime, aromatic cilantro, and perfectly seasoned chicken, all cooked together on a single sheet pan, this dish is a game-changer for busy weeknights. It is a great way to use up leftover rice, but you can also use precooked bagged rice or cook some up ahead of time.
Why You Will Love Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice:
Convenient One-Pan Meal: With everything cooked together on a single sheet pan, this recipe minimizes cleanup time, making it ideal for busy weeknights.
Bursting with Flavor: The combination of zesty lime, aromatic cilantro, and perfectly seasoned chicken infuses every bite with bold and vibrant flavors.
Versatile and Customizable: Feel free to customize the recipe to suit your preferences. Add extra veggies like bell peppers or onions, or swap out the chicken for tofu or shrimp to cater to different dietary preferences.
Nutritious and Balanced: This dish provides a balanced mix of protein, carbohydrates, and essential nutrients, making it a satisfying and wholesome meal option for any occasion.
Perfect for Meal Prep: Whip up a batch of Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice ahead of time and portion it out for easy grab-and-go lunches or dinners throughout the week. It reheats beautifully and tastes just as delicious as when freshly made!
Are you looking for more sheet pan recipes? Check out some of my favorites:
Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken + Rice
Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros
Sheet Pan Shrimp Oreganata
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 ½ cups precooked long-grain rice
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken thighs, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Spread the rice and chicken mixture onto the prepare sheet pan evenly. You may need to use two sheet pans depending on the size you have.
  • Bake in the oven until the rice is crispy around the edges and the chicken is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Keyword chicken, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly
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One Comment

  1. Fernando February 29, 2024 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Esta muy interesante,con ese sabor a lime y cilantro,ya inspira comerlo,me esta provocando tu receta gourmet mami

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