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Mexican chicken with black beans recipe

Mexican chicken with black beans recipe

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Seasoned black beans, salsa and red pepper partnered with chicken make a robust and spicy meal. You can make this as spicy as you like depending on the salsa you use.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 2 (270g) jars salsa, such as Discovery
  • 1 large red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 (400g) tins black beans, rinsed and drained

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr15min ›Ready in:1hr30min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
  2. Arrange the chicken in a 3 litre casserole or a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish. Combine the salsa, red pepper, cumin, lemon juice, chilli powder and garlic. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Pour the black beans on top and cover. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve with rice or tortillas if desired.


Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried. This recipe would also work with tinned pinto beans.

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Altered ingredient amounts.Very tasty! A great way to get a high fibre meal into a very picky family! I cut back the cumin to 1 tbsp. and at the very end of baking I topped it with some mozza cheese. Will for sure be making again.-18 Jul 2008


Something else.This recipe is awesome. I did add some onions to the mixture and topped it with cheese the last five minutes of baking. To stop the beans from drying out I did like one other reviewer suggested, mixed the beans into the salsa mixture. Served with brown rice. Also had it on a warm tortilla. Will definetly make again.-18 Jul 2008

This was lovely - my husband gave it a 5. I used 1 tin kidney beans and 1 tin pinto (local supermarkets did not have black beans) and this was fine - particularly recommend the kidney beans.Next time I will add a red onion as well as pepper.I may try with tinned tomatoes instead of salsa (I find bought salsa a bit sugary) with fajita spice mix (e.g discovery.Will become a regular in our house though-11 Dec 2011

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One Dish Chicken, Black Beans, and Ricefor an easy weeknight dinner. Even the rice cooks in the pan! I’m always looking for an easy dinner that I can just throw together and then forget about it. This One Dish Chicken, Black Beans, and Rice is just that!

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Can I tell you that I’m really craving Mexican food these days. I’m from Arizona and we have the best Mexican food in my opinion. Florida, not so much. There are a few places that attempt it out here but mostly they specialize in Cuban and Haitian food.

I’m all about making my life easier which is why I love one-pan meals. I’ve taken it up a notch with this chicken dinner by making it a one dish meal where the rice actually cooks in the oven.

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  • 3 to 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can (12 to 15 ounces) corn (drained)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 onion (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cut the boneless chicken breasts into strips. If desired, cook the chicken strips in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat, turning, until browned.

Add the chicken to the slow cooker along with the drained corn, black beans, cumin, chili powder, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for about 4 hours. Check the chicken about an hour before it's done and add chicken broth or water to thin, if necessary.

Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.

Garnish servings with shredded cheese or guacamole and sour cream, if desired.

Serve fiesta chicken with warmed corn and Native American fry bread or tortillas and hot boiled rice or Mexican rice.

Some chopped green chiles up next along with the black beans.

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1 x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This Mexican Chicken Casserole uses rotisserie chicken and is super easy to make! Combine penne pasta with corn, black beans, cheese and more and you’ve got yourself a quick dinner perfect for any night!



  • 1/2 lb | 2 cups dry penne pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp diced jalapeños
  • 1 can (15 oz) yellow corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I use rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9吉 casserole dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine the cooked pasta, salsa, sour cream, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, jalapeños, corn, black beans, chicken, and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Stir together to combine.
3. Pour mixture into the casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for about 20 minutes.
4. Serve casserole with cilantro, green onions, tomato, and avocado slices, if desired.

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A basic but always appreciated recipe for real mexican enchiladas. A healthy and tasty recipe, it has this unmistakable mexican twist with the combination of the black beans with chicken, seasoned with spices, sour cream and cheese.

Recipe for chicken with black beans enchilada

• 1 whole chicken, (a chicken of 2 to 2 1 / 2 lb), boned and boiled for 1 hour
• 1-2 cups of the chicken broth resulting from the boiling of the chicken
• 1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro, more if you like
• 1 onion, cut in quarters
• 1 or 2 serrano chiles, seeds removed
• 1 can (15 oz) already cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can (10 oz) ready-made sauce for enchiladas better yet if you make it yourself
• 10-12 corn tortillas (5 to 6 inches)
• 1 1 / 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, or grated orange cheddar
• 1 pack (8 oz) sour cream
• butter, to grease up the pan

1. Preparing the black bean sauce: Put the cooked black beans, the cilantro, the serrano chile, the onion and the chicken broth in the bowl of a blender. Blend until you have a chunky but smooth sauce.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread 4 tbsp of the green sauce for enchiladas at the bottom of baking pan. It is best to fry the tortillas very slightly before assembling the enchiladas so they do not crack. Once fried and cooled enough to hold them, spoon some black beans mixture over the tortillas, arrange some chicken meat over it and then some sour cream. Close the tortillas by making it a roll and place each individual one in the pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas and remaining ingredients, placing them side by side in the pan, until your pan is full sprinkle the grated cheese over all the enchiladas as evenly as possible.

3. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the melted cheese starts to bubble. Once finished baking, take out of the oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Mexican Chicken, Black Beans and Rice

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1 x


Mexican Chicken Black Beans and Rice is a quick and easy casserole that takes minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to please!


1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken (rotisserie works well)

2 cups cooked brown and wild rice mix (can also add quinoa)

1 can (4 ounce) chopped green chiles, drained

1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (no need to thaw the frozen corn)

1/2 cup salsa (I like to use Pace Picante, medium), plus more for serving

1/2 cup sour cream (regular or low fat)

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

5 to 6 chopped green onions, white and some of the green part

3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with olive or grapeseed oil (an 8 by 8- or 7 by 11-inch dish works well).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients using only 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread evenly in the prepared dish and top with the remainder of the Cheddar cheese. Bake for around 25 minutes or until heated through. Serve additional salsa and prepared guacamole on the side.


Make ahead: Casserole can be prepared earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated. Can also be frozen for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before baking, and increase cook time by around 5 minutes.

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Tlayudas (Oaxacan pizzas)

Tlayudas [clae-yoo-das] are wonderful messy open pizzas, sold at night on the streets of Oaxaca.

cooking time 15 minutes

1 large bag of baby spinach

small knob of butter

sea salt and black pepper

4 large flat breads (large Middle Eastern pittas, Turkish or Italian flatbreads)

4 heaped tbsp guacamole or the flesh of a ripe avocado

2 balls mozzarella, grated

80g pecorino or mature cheddar cheese, grated

300g leftover chicken or 2 chicken breasts, poached and shredded

8 very ripe fresh tomatoes, sliced

2 tbsp roughly chopped herbs (basil, tarragon, chervil or coriander)

2 handfuls rocket

Wash the spinach and shake dry. Heat a large pan, add the butter to it, then add the spinach and cook for a few minutes until the spinach has wilted down. Remove from the pan, squeeze dry and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Heat a large frying pan big enough to hold the flat breads or a flat griddle pan. Put one flatbread in the pan and sprinkle with a tiny bit of water to gently heat it.

Once slightly crisp, turn it over. Spread a layer of guacamole on first, followed by some grated mozzarella and a quarter of the rest of the ingredients. When the outer side of the bread is crisp and the mozzarella has begun to melt, fold the pizza over so it looks a little like an open calzone. Slide on to a plate and slice into pieces. Serve with a salsa.

Preventing soggy rice

A common issue with making rice is a resulting mushy texture. Choosing the right ratio of water-to-rice grains is key- which is variety dependent. For most long-grain types for every 1 cup of dried rice, use 2 cups of liquid. Make sure to briefly (this is critical) bring the liquid to a boil to quickly soften the tough grains, then reduce to a simmer and cover to allow the rice to gradually absorb the moisture. If you keep the water boiling, the grains will fall apart and lose texture. Also, never stir the rice as it cooks!

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