Black Bean Chicken with Rice for Two Recipe
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Black Bean Chicken with Rice for Two Recipe

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“This favorite dish only requires a few ingredients, so it’s easy to fix on a weeknight.” Molly Newman - Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein .


  1. Combine the chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt; rub over chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Stir in the beans, corn and salsa. Cover and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Slice chicken; serve with rice and bean mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Chicken with Rice for Two in Healthy Cooking

Sweet White Wine

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

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divajoanna 130179
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Good spicy flavorful chicken! I used a medium salsa and it was just a tad bit spicy for my taste. Next time, I will use a mild salsa. It was easy to make as well"

Joechef 130162
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"Awesome meal. Only used half the chili powder and it was perfect for the whole family!"

zdb2010* 130160
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"This was good - nice & spicy. Forgot I didn't have corn so the salsa part wasn't that great without it. Just baked chicken in the oven and made the salsa separately."

wjkirby 211846
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This is one of my favorites. Fast & easy and taste great."

Kimberly Hines 109807
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Quick, easy and tasty."

jonjohn 122506
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Very easy to make using an electric skillet. In the future I will reduce the amount of chili powder as my family thought it was too spicy. I'll also use an instant rice to reduce the cooking time."

jenseales 189725
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Very easy to make, chicken was tender. Next time I'll use a hotter salsa to add more flavor to the corn and beans."

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