Yucatan Citrus Chicken Bowls

Yucatan Citrus Chicken Bowls

with Poblano, Smoky Red Pepper Crema & Pickled Onion

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Punchy, tangy citrus is a key ingredient in the Yucatan’s vibrant cuisine. There, lime and orange juices are often used to marinate pork and chicken, and also serve as pickling liquid for a tangy onion garnish. Tonight’s Yucatan-inspired marinade blends lime and mandarin orange juices with zesty spices, which not only adds savory, tangy notes to the finished dish—it also tenderizes the meat for juicy results. It’s served over spiced jasmine rice with sautéed poblano and onion, then drizzled with smoky red pepper crema. Lime-pickled onions and aromatic cilantro complete this truly SUPER bowl.

Tags:Calorie SmartSpicy

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

Mandarin Orange

1 unit

Red Onion

¼ ounce


1 unit

Tex-Mex Paste

½ cup

Jasmine Rice

1 teaspoon

Ancho Chili Powder

1 unit


1 unit

Poblano Pepper

10 ounce

Chicken Breast Strips

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

4 tablespoon

Smoky Red Pepper Crema

(ContainsMilk, Soy)

Not included in your delivery



¼ teaspoon


1 tablespoon



1 tablespoon

Vegetable Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2594 kJ
Calories620 kcal
Fat28 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Carbohydrate62 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein35 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Sodium1200 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Medium Bowl
Paper Towel
Small pot
Small Bowl
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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• Wash and dry all produce. • Halve mandarin. Zest and quarter lime. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Halve, core, and thinly slice poblano crosswise into strips. Roughly chop cilantro. • Pat chicken* dry with paper towels; place in a medium bowl. Toss with Tex-Mex paste, juice from whole mandarin, lime zest, juice from 1 lime wedge, and half the Southwest Spice (you’ll use the rest in the next step). • 4 SERVINGS: Use juice from both mandarins and 2 lime wedges.


• In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water, remaining Southwest Spice, and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve. • 4 SERVINGS: Use 1½ cups water.


• While rice cooks, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine ¼ of the onion, juice from half the lime, ¼ tsp sugar, and a pinch of salt. Microwave until onion is softened, 1 minute. Set aside. • In a separate small bowl, combine smoky red pepper crema and a pinch of salt. Add water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency. • 4 SERVINGS: Use ½ tsp sugar.


• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes. • Add another drizzle of oil and remaining onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until veggies are tender, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.


• Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Add a pinch of chili powder to taste. Taste and season with salt and pepper. • Stir in cooked veggies, then remove pan from heat.


• Fluff rice with a fork; stir in 1 TBSP butter and season with salt to taste. • Divide rice between bowls and top with chicken and veggie mixture, a drizzle of crema, and as much pickled onion (draining first) as you like. Sprinkle with cilantro. Cut remaining lime into wedges and serve on the side.