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 mixture and 1/2 cup cooked rice: 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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nikschwid User ID: 5576252 264538
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2017

"Made this exactly as written except added 2 additional chicken breasts. We found this to be pretty spicy as other reviewers have stated. My kids wouldn't eat it and they usually like salsa, corn and black beans."

mecss User ID: 8200731 260464
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"I made this as written except that I substituted thighs for the half-breasts (it's what I had). quick, easy and very tasty. Thanks for posting. Sour cream and cilantro would be a great addition, but very good without."

[email protected] User ID: 4206706 260326
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"The first time that I made this was a huge hit! Just the right amount of heat for my family. Also, I prepared 2 extra breaststroke which I froze for later."

KookieB User ID: 8859340 260282
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

"Simple, quick, flavorful AND healthy. Can't beat that!"

Cupcake_k9 User ID: 7172020 260093
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Very easy to make and a great flavor, I spiced it up easily for my family. A great recipe for a quick week night meal"

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 256361
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"Y husband and I really liked this. easy to prepare and different from most chicken dishes I've prepared in the past."

thatday User ID: 1626289 252076
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"Tasty and easy - but lacking something. A suggestion here is sour cream that might help."

Ilovematty User ID: 8607813 247692
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

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

meaganteal User ID: 814898 245212
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

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

chris_giles18 User ID: 2108383 244733
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

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

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