Tortilla Crusted Chicken with Coconut Rice

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Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with black beans and corn is a flavorful, filling meal the whole family will enjoy.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Boneless chicken breasts are coated in crushed tortilla chips- a great way to use up leftover chips! They are then sauteed until golden brown and crispy. I like to cut 2 chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 chicken cutlets that cook more quickly. Plus it makes the meal much more economical.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with black beans ans corn

To make sure the chicken was well coated, I first dredged it in flour, then dipped it in egg, and then pressed the crushed tortilla chips on. The finer you crush the tortilla chips, the better they will adhere to the chicken. To crush them, I placed them in a large ziptop bag and crushed them with my hands.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with black beans and corn

For the rice, I used Jasmine rice but you could use regular white rice. Not only does Jasmine rice taste wonderful, the nutty-floral aroma it gives off as it cooks is amazing. The rice is cooked in coconut milk which helps flavor the rice and gives it a hint of sweetness. The rice is finished off with some canned black beans and corn plus a few green onions.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with Black Beans and Corn

To flavor the dish up even more, I mixed together a little lime juice, honey, and oil to drizzle on top.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken is a weeknight meal everyone in the family will look forward to.

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and Coconut Rice with black beans and corn

Tortilla Crusted Chicken with Coconut Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
26 mins
Total Time
41 mins

Tortilla Crusted Chicken and coconut rice with black beans and corn makes a flavorful meal any night of the week. Crushed tortilla chips make a crispy coating.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 751 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 1 can coconut milk, the thick kind
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half horizontally or 4 chicken cutlets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely crushed tortilla chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Combine rice, coconut milk, water, salt, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, place lid on top and cook for 20 minutes (or amount of time suggested on the rice container).
  2. Remove from heat and stir in beans, corn, and green onions. Keep warm.
  3. Place flour, cumin, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt on a plate and tortilla chips on a second plate. Place eggs in a bowl. Mix the spices into the flour.
  4. Coat chicken in flour, dip in egg, and dredge in tortilla crumbs. Use your fingers to really press the crumbs into the chicken.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes each side, or until done.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, and oil.
  7. Dish rice onto 4 plates, top with chicken and drizzle with honey-lime mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Tortilla Crusted Chicken with Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 751
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Tortilla Crusted Chicken with Coconut Rice

  1. I love coconut rice and it sounds delicious with this crispy tortilla crusted chicken! Such a creative way to and fun new way of serving chicken – pinning πŸ™‚

  2. I just recently discovered my love for coconut rice, but I never ever thought to throw black beans and corn in it. But now that sounds like a lovely combo, especially with this chicken! I love the idea of leftover chips as a coating. πŸ˜€ Great recipe idea, Christin!

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