Monday, August 9

Southwest Chicken with Black Beans

This is a super easy recipe and oh, so good! I usually use chicken breasts, but I had found some chicken drumsticks on sale a while back and decided just to go ahead and use those instead.

Southwest Chicken with Black Beans

3 cups cooked black beans (I soak and cook mine in big batches and freeze like Gayle does, or you can use two cans black beans, rinsed)
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch of Cayenne

4 chicken breasts or 6-8 chicken drumsticks

Spray a 9 x 13 casserole liberally with cooking spray, set aside.  In a separate bowl, mix black beans, onion, olive oil, cilantro, salsa, cumin, and red wine vinegar.  Add salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.  Spread in an even layer in prepared casserole dish.  Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika and lay chicken on top of black bean mixture, spaced as evenly as possible.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165 degrees or until juices run clear from the chicken. 

I served our chicken with the black beans and Spanish rice

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Two For Tuesdays Recipe Swap 


Christy said...

I love how you cook the chicken on top of the beans so all the yummy goodness soaks down in them! thanks for linking to Two for Tuesdays!

the clark clan said...

Chicken just comes alive with southwest spices doesn't it? I am definitely trying this recipe because I know my family will LOVE it! Thanks for posting on the two for tuesday recipe blog carnival! Alex@amoderatelife

Kitvy said...

Looks delicious. Yummy.

Penny said...

We have been eating a lot of black beans lately, so I know I will want to try this. Sounds delicious.

girlichef said...

Oh man, these are some of my favorite flavors going on in this dish!!! You know, my kids actually prefer the's just "fun" to pick, I guess. This sounds absolutely delicious..thanks for sharing it with Two for Tuesdays this week =)

Arnold said...

Chicken in any form is always a favourite of mine. This look simple and easy but above all it looks delicious.

Brenda said...

I like the way you did this! A little jalepeno and lime would probably be good with this as well.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm bookmarking this. It looks wonderful!!!!

Butterpoweredbike said...

I've got 15 farm fresh chickens in my freezer now, and I'd love to try some new flavor combos like this one. Thank you for linking up with Two for Tuesday.

Vonda said...

This looks so yummy and easy! Thanks...

DarcyLee said...

This one is going in my recipe file. I just made a huge batch of black beans and now I know what to make for dinner tomorrow. This recipe uses some of my favorite flavors. Thanks for sharing!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

This looks perfect for a quick and easy dinner - and I love anything that can be cooked in one dish. Thanks for sharing.

Red Delicious said...

Yes, this looks very tasty!

Diana Bauman said...

A perfect way to enjoy chicken in the summer. Thanks so much for linking this to Two For Tuesdays.

zentmrs said...

Looks delish! Thanks for sharing!


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