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Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Bowl

A hearty and delicious, quick and easy meal for any day of the week.

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

Here is my “old faithful” quick and easy recipe that I make when I’ve flat run out of time or ideas for dinner.

It’s one of those meals that I make with my stand-by pantry ingredients; a can of black beans, frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts, and whatever cheese and toppings I have on hand.

In this recipe I used a delicious Hispanic cheese by Cacique.

It’s Panela cheese which crumbles up nicely and adds a perfect texture to the dish as well as a pretty white contrast to the black beans.

Cacique Panela cheese has a taste that resembles mozzarella.

Cacique Hispanic cheeses are generally located in the deli department of the grocery store.

I included the packaging of this cheese in the “ingredients” section below to show what it looks like in case you’re not familiar with it.

When I order tortilla soup at one of my fave Mexican Restaurants, they add this type of crumbled cheese to the top and it’s sooo good.

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

So back to this stand-by super quick and easy recipe…..

It’s similar to another recipe I made called “Lime Spicy Chicken”.

I just changed around the spices a bit, used different toppings, and cut the chicken differently…in chunks rather than large thin pieces.

Here are more quick and easy recipes with boneless skinless chicken breasts you may like “Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice“, “Spicy Chicken and Rice Bowl“, and “Chicken, Pasta and Broccoli with Cheese Sauce“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Spicy Chicken Ingredients

For the Chicken – boneless skinless chicken breast, olive oil, ground cumin, granulated garlic, pepper, dried red pepper flakes and salt

For the Black Beans – canned black beans, jalapeno, onion powder and ground cumin

For the Toppings – crumbled Cacique cheese, tomato, red onion, lime, and chopped green onion

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

Here’s how to make it.

For the Chicken:

Add Olive Oil in Skillet

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.

Olive Oil in Skillet

To the pan,

Chicken in Skillet

…add bite size pieces of chicken,

Chicken in Skillet

…pepper,

Chicken in Skillet

…onion powder, (onion powder makes the food smell so good when it’s cooking…smells like comfort food)

Spices on Chicken

…granulated garlic,

Spices on Chicken

…dried red pepper flakes,

Spices on Chicken

…cumin,

Salt on Chicken

…and salt.

Stir Chicken in Pan

Stir the spices in with the pieces of chicken.

Stir Chicken in Pan

Continue to stir the chicken as it cooks.

Stir Chicken in Pan

It should start to brown fairly quickly.

Let cook until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 8 to 10 minutes).

For the Black Beans:

Make the beans while the chicken is cooking.

Black Beans in Pan

To a small saucepan, add black beans…

Jalapeno in Black Beans

…chopped jalapeno,

Black Beans in Pan

…onion powder,

Black Beans in Pan

…and cumin.

Black Beans in Pot

Stir as the beans warm (about 7 minutes).

For Serving and the Toppings:

Black Beans in Bowl

To serving plates or shallow bowls, add the warm beans and…

Cheese on Black Beans

…top with half of the crumbled cheese (reserve the rest of the cheese for another layer of topping).

Chicken on Black Beans

Top with cooked chicken.

Lime Juice on Black Beans

Squeeze lime juice over the chicken (1/2 of a lime per serving).

Chicken on Black Beans

The lime juice tastes really good with this dish.

Cheese on Chicken and Black Beans

Top with the remaining crumbled cheese.

Tomatoes on Chicken

Then add chopped tomatoes…

Onion on Tomatoes and Chicken

…chopped red onions,

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

…and as an option; something green such as chopped jalapeno or the green tops of a green onion (chopped).

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

Then enjoy each and every…

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

…delicious bite.

Spicy Chicken and Black Beans

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Recipes with Chicken You May Like:

Deliciously Simple Recipes for Chicken

Simple Fried Chicken

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas with Homemade Fajita Sauce

Chipotle Chicken Nugget and Honey Dijon Sliders

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Spicy Chicken Black Beans

Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Bowl

A hearty and delicious, quick and easy meal for any day of the week.
Print Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken and Beans, Chicken and Black Beans
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Black Beans:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers seeds removed
  • 3 dashes onion powder
  • 2 dashes ground cumin

For the Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled Cacique Panela cheese (Hispanic cheese)
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion (just the green tops); or chopped jalepeno optional for garnish

Instructions

For the Chicken:

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. 
  • To the pan, add the chicken, pepper, onion powder, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, and salt. Stir the spices in with the pieces of chicken. 
  • Continue to stir the chicken as it cooks.  It should start to brown fairly quickly. 
  • Let cook until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 8 to 10 minutes).

For the Black Beans (make while the chicken is cooking):

  • To a small saucepan, add black beans, chopped jalapeno, onion powder, and cumin. Stir as the beans warm (about 7 minutes).

For Serving and the Toppings:

  • To serving plates or shallow bowls, add the warm beans and top with half of the crumbled cheese (reserve the rest of the cheese for another layer of topping).
  • Top with cooked chicken.  Squeeze lime juice over the chicken (1/2 of a lime per serving).
  • Top with the remaining crumbled cheese.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and chopped red onions. 
  • For garnish, as an option; something green such as chopped jalapeno or the green tops of a green onion (chopped).
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3 Comments

  1. What a nice fresh healthy meal! And so pretty 🙂

  2. This dish is just brimming with some tasty southwestern flavors. I really like how this is layered too, keeps the top raw veggies crisp and the cheese in the middle melty-yum! Cacique cheese is one of my favorites too. Great post!