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Chicken with Black Bean Salsa

“There’s nothing timid about the flavors in this Southwestern-style entree,” writes Trisha Kruse of Eagle, Idaho. “Prepared on the grill or broiled, it’s a fast, fun meal for a busy weeknight or a weekend get-together with friends.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • RUB:
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • For salsa, in a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; refrigerate until serving. Combine the brown sugar, pepper sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper; rub over both sides of chicken.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 269 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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  • ranson
    Jun 10, 2012

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  • lfbright
    Jul 22, 2011

    I loved this recipe!! Just enough spice for me (I'm not too big on spicy)Makes alot of salsa (still had leftovers after two pounds of chicken tenders)I also added green peppers to the salsa.

  • pday
    Jul 15, 2010

    My husband and I made this dish last night and ate it with a side of locally grown corn. It was super good, colorful and pretty, and really filling considering we ate nothing but a chicken breast and veggies. The recipe is very fresh and healthy tasting. It will be a regular in my house.

  • jjdoll
    Jul 2, 2010

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  • Zafira Fauxhall
    May 17, 2010

    This recipe provides a good starting point to a great chicken dish. To the salsa portion of this recipe I add 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder and 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro. To the basic rub recipe I added 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili pepper, 1 tsp. oregano. I omit the salt. I have made this dish several time with these changes and the family loves it every time.

  • mjlouk
    Oct 12, 2009

    This was good, but expected it to be spicier.

  • swinny
    Aug 16, 2009

    Just finished eating this for dinner w/my husband & it was delicious as is. We had some couscous as an accompaniment.

  • mrsamy30
    Jun 30, 2007

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