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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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."

MY REVIEW 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!"

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 229147
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Easy and the right amount of flavor."

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