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Lime Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Bowl

Super simple to make.

Lime Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

This spicy chicken and black bean bowl is quick and easy to make and tastes wonderful as a dinner any day of the week.

The toppings include crispy corn tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lime juice, sour cream and chives.

It’s handy to keep frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts on hand to use for quick dishes like this one.

Here are more recipes made with boneless skinless chicken breasts you may like “Chicken, Pasta and Broccoli with Cheese Sauce“, “Fresh Spring Rolls with Vegetables and Chicken“, and “Simple Chicken Nuggets“.

Cans of black beans are another great pantry item to have on hand for making quick meals and they add such a nice color when combined with other ingredients.

Here are more delicious and easy recipes made with black beans you may like “Easy Chicken with Black Beans“, “Barbecue Turkey Flat Bread Pizza“, and “Chipotle Lime Potato Salad with Black Beans“.

This delicious recipe can be served with a side salad, or tortilla chips and guacamole.

Or just as a one-dish meal.

Let’s check out the ingredients:

For the Spicy Chicken – boneless skinless chicken breast, ground cumin, ground red pepper (cayenne), salt, granulated garlic, paprika, chili powder, ground pepper and olive oil

For the Beans and Toppings – can of black beans, corn tortillas, canola oil, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato, lime, sour cream, chopped chives or green onion (just the green tops)

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Spicy Chicken:

Cut Chicken in Strips

Cut the chicken into thin strips.

To a medium size bowl, add the chicken…

Spices on Plate

Cut Raw Chicken with Spices

…cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, granulated garlic, paprika, chili powder and pepper.

Spice on Raw Chicken

Mix together until the chicken is coated with the spices.

Cooking Chicken in Pan

To a large skillet, add olive oil.

Add the chicken to the pan and stir.

Cooking Chicken in Pan

Let cook while stirring occasionally until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked completely through (7 to 10 minutes).

For the Black Beans and Toppings:

Corn Tortillas on Cutting Board

For the Crispy Tortilla Strips – cut the corn tortillas in half…

Cut Corn Tortillas

…then cut the halves in half…

Corn Tortilla Strips

…and cut the quarters into strips.

Canola Oil in Pan

Heat a small skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.

To the pan, add one tortilla strip.

When it starts to sizzle,

Cook Tortilla Strips

…add the remaining tortilla strips to the pan.

Fry Tortilla Strips

Keep a close eye on the tortillas because they will cook fast. 

Crispy Tortilla Strips

Cook until they turn a golden color (about 2 minutes).

Transfer the tortilla strips onto a paper towel lined-plate to absorb any excess oil.  Set aside.

Black Beans in Can

For the Black Beans – The black beans can either be warmed in a small sauce pan on the stove top, or warmed up in the microwave.

For Serving:

Black Beans in Dish

Using a slotted spoon, add warm black beans to 2 shallow serving bowls.

Use a slotted spoon to limit the amount of liquid from the beans that goes into the serving bowls.

Spicy Chicken on Black Beans

Lay pieces of the warm chicken over the black beans and…

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Cheese on Chicken

…top with shredded cheddar cheese,

Quartered Lime Pieces

Limes and Spicy Chicken

…lime juice…

Chopped Tomatoes on Cutting Board

…and chopped tomatoes.

For Garnish:

Spicy Chicken with Lime

Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, chives or chopped green onion (green tops only), and 2 lime quarters.

Then enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Recipes with Chicken You May Like:

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice

Nut-Crusted Coconut Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Fried Chicken and Bacon Gravy Sliders

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

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Lime Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

Lime Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Bowl

Super simple to make.
Print Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken and Beans, Chicken Bowl, Spicy Chicken
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Spicy Chicken:

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Beans and Toppings:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 2 corn tortillas cut into small strips
  • 1/4 cup canola oil for frying the corn tortilla strips; amount of oil may vary depending on the size of the skillet.
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 lime cut into quarters
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

For Garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or green onions (green tops only)
  • 1 lime cut into quarters

Instructions

For the Spicy Chicken:

  • To a medium size bowl, add chicken cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, granulated garlic, paprika, chili powder and pepper. 
  • Mix together until the chicken is coated with the spices. 
  • To a large skillet, add olive oil.  Add the chicken to the pan and stir.
  • Let cook while stirring occasionally until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked completely through (7 to 10 minutes).

For the Black Beans and Toppings:

  • For the Black Beans - The black beans can either be warmed in a small sauce pan on the stove top, or warmed up in the microwave.  
  • For the Crispy Tortilla Strips - Heat a small skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.  
  • To the pan, add one tortilla strip.  When it starts to sizzle, add the remaining tortilla strips to the pan.
  • Keep a close eye on the tortillas because they will cook fast.  Cook until they turn a golden color (about 2 minutes).
  • Transfer the tortilla strips onto a paper towel lined-plate to absorb any excess oil.  Set aside.

For Serving:

  • Using a slotted spoon, add warm black beans to 2 shallow serving bowls.  Use a slotted spoon to limit the amount of liquid from the black beans that goes into the serving bowls. 
  • Lay pieces of the warm chicken over the black beans and top with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomato and lime juice.

For Garnish:

  • Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, chives or chopped green onion (green tops only), and 2 lime quarters.
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This recipe was originally posted on June 15, 2011.

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6 Comments

  1. Nice Blog! Can’t wait to make this!
    Always looking for different ways to cook chicken.
    Leftovers will be great for lunch…..

  2. Congrats on being top 9 on foodbuzz!! 🙂
    I am loving this recipe. I hope to keep checking out blog filled with good eats and good recipes on a budget 🙂

  3. Wow, well done! Congrats on being featured. You have made such a great presentation! Loved the tortillas and the addition of cumin powder.