Boneless skinless chicken thighs and rice pan fried with a jalapeño lime juice, cilantro, and garlic reduction.
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a resealable container before placing the chicken thighs in and covering. Refrigerate overnight, if possible.
Microwave or cook the rice. Set aside.
Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and place on a paper towel to dry the surface before frying. Reserve the remaining marinade (or make fresh batch).
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the 1/2 tablespoon of oil.
Place the chicken thighs dry-side down in the skillet. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown before flipping. Slowly pour the remaining marinade in the gaps around the chicken, being careful to not pour over the top of the chicken.
Continue cooking to reduce the marinade to a thick sauce, 4-5 minutes tops, before transferring the chicken to a plate once it reaches an internal temp of 165F.**
Add the cooked rice to the skillet and pan fry for another 4-6 minutes, stirring to incorporate any crispy bits from the skillet into the rice.
Plate the rice with the pan fried chicken thighs, top with fresh cilantro, and enjoy!
**Do not under cook the remaining marinade. It should reach 165F as well to kill any remaining bacteria from the chicken. If you're concerned with food safety, you could always make a fresh batch of the marinade to reduce or skip this step and cook the chicken 3-5 minutes after flipping to finish cooking without the marinade.