Blackened Chicken and Beans Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mixture: 297 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Blackened Chicken and Beans
"Great recipe! My family loved this dish."
"AMAZING!!! So moist, great flavor, low in fat and calories."
"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."
"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!"
"Although, many people like this recipe, I really didn't like it. If you don't really like chilly powder and a lot of beans, you won't like it that much. I thought the salsa would be good, but I guess you really have to like beans to like it."
"Quick fix indeed! I doubled the bean mixture and used medium salsa. Served with a side salad, as recommended, and it was a delicious, fast meal after a busy day."
"This recipe is really good and super easy; I am watching my fat, calories, fiber, etc. so this was a great choice for me and I will definitely make it again!"
"This is a very simple recipe. It was very tasty! Will definitely make it again!"
"Great and Easy recipe! I have made this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, also. My husband and I like dark meat, too. I have also added garlic powder to the chicken. I have substituted the oil for bacon grease from 2 slices of cut up bacon and used the bacon pieces to spread on top before serving. I have added garlic powder, onion powder and a pinch of salt and pepper to the beans and corn and allowed to cook for 2 minutes before adding the salsa.No matter how you make it, it turns out GREAT! DELICIOUS..."
"I made this recipe for my family tonight and everyone loved it! I doubled the chili powder mixture though and used mild salsa. Already had requests for this recipe and I plan on adding it to my frequent chicken recipes!"
"My fussy husband even loved this. Only the two of us so I only used 2 chicken Breasts. But made the recipe same. I did add garlic. Only request from him was use HOT salsa next time. Yummy Yummy Yummy"
"I have a toddler who loved the bean and corn mixture. The leftover chicken was shredded, I mixed everything together, put it on a tortilla with some cheese and it was good the second time around as well."
"It had flavor, but very bland to my pallet. Dont get me wrong, it was good but not to my standard of taste."
"My husband and I really liked this dish. Leftovers would make great chicken enchiladas."
"Wonderful...they whole family loved it!"
"A little cheese-a little sour cream...really good."
"DELICIOUS.... I have never made blackened chicken and never planned on it because I thought it was a very spicy dish. My sister got this recipe and tried it and her family loved it. So I decided to give it a try. I used only 1 tsp of the chilli powder and 1 tsp of papricka in place of the 2nd tsp of chilli powder. It was so delicious... My 4 year old gobbled it right down and wanted more. I love that she loved it so much especially since it didnt have any breading on it. I used olive oil and browned the chicken in the frying pan and then placed it in the oven on 350 for a bit to cook thru without drying it out. Thanks for such a light great tasting recipe!"
"I meant to give this four stars. Why can't I change my own rating??"
"mmmmmmmmmm - delish! so easy to make too. luv it!"
"One of best tasting recipes I have tried."
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.