Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring or plain: in this recipe, we’ve given them a vibrant sauce that leaps out with the Asian-inspired flavors of soy, lime, and sesame. We’ve also given the sides the flavor forward treatment—the rice also gets a burst of citrus while the green beans have a feisty dressing of peanuts, garlic, and sriracha. Altogether, this recipe adds up into something that’ll bring excitement to the table on any night.
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Soy Sauce(ContainsSoy, Wheat)
Wash and dry all produce. Zest limes until you have 2 tsp zest; cut each into quarters. Mince or grate garlic. Trim any tough ends or strings from green beans. Roughly chop peanuts.
Heat a drizzle oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add half the lime zest and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add rice, 1¾ cups water, and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover, lower heat, and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, place soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, half the garlic, juice from two lime quarters, and 1 TBSP sugar in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper.
Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook until browned, 4-6 minutes per side. Pour sauce into pan and bring to a simmer. Cook until chicken is done and sauce thickens, about 2 minutes, spooning sauce over chicken the whole time. Remove from heat. Stir in a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken and sauce to a shallow dish.
Rinse or wipe pan clean. Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add green beans and cook, tossing, until almost tender, 2-3 minutes. Toss in peanuts, half the sriracha, all of the remaining garlic, and 1 TBSP butter. Cook, tossing, until peanuts are lightly toasted, 1-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. TIP: Add remaining sriracha for extra heat.
Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in 1 TBSP butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Divide rice and green beans between plates. Arrange chicken over rice, drizzling over any extra sauce. Garnish with remaining lime zest. Serve with lime quarters on the side.