Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe
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Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe

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This family favorite only requires a few ingredients, so it's easy to fix on a weeknight. —Molly Newman, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mi: 400 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 32g protein


  1. In a small bowl, mix seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  2. Add beans, corn and salsa to skillet; cook, covered, 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove chicken from pan; cut into slices. Serve with bean mixture and rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Chicken with Rice in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p58

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"Agree with previous reviews. Very good, healthy and easy."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"great seasoning for the chicken!! I left off the rice, but used the beans and corn. Very easy and delicious."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"Really easy and pretty good! We topped ours with sour cream and cilantro. Yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Easy and the right amount of flavor."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"VERY GOOD...and spicy. Lots of flavor and taste and easy to make."

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