Blackened Chicken and Beans Recipe
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Blackened Chicken and Beans Recipe

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My husband loves any spicy food. But this is one quick-fix and low-fat recipe we can both enjoy. While the chicken cooks, put together individual salads of packaged shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and avocado with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. Dinner's done! —Christine Zongker, Spring Hill, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chunky salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mi: 297 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat 1 fat


  1. Combine the chili powder, salt and pepper; rub over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add the beans, corn and salsa to the pan; heat through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blackened Chicken and Beans in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p42

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"AMAZING!!! So moist, great flavor, low in fat and calories."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"Love this easy recipe. I butterfly two chicken breasts then cut them in half to cut the cooking time. Any leftovers I use in a quesadilla with cheese. Yum."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"I couldn't believe how quick and easy this dinner was. I used can mexican corn instead of frozen, chicken strips instead of breasts, and fresh salsa from my Publix deli department. Really good and perfect for a night when you need to get dinner on the table quick."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I thought this sounded good but might be lacking in flavor so I made a few additions. I added 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 diced white onion, 1 piece of chopped bacon for flavor, and 2 mushrooms sliced.

I sauteed the bacon first then put on a plate to drain. Then I browned the chicken on both sides and transfered to plate. I Then sauteed the onion, garlic, and mushroom.
Add remaining ingredients and return bacon and chicken to pan and simmer for 10 minutes. I also garnished with a little lite sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro. This was delicious! My husband loved it!"

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